Kung Fu Therapy

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Kung Fu Therapy

  1. 1. Kung Fu Therapy A message of Wisdom, Strength and Hope Last week I watched a couple of really good Kung Fu movies By Zen Master Stephen Chow. • Kung Fu Hustle • Shaolin Soccer • The God of Cookery Most of his movies have the theme of applying Zen principles to any life situation. The movies and my efforts to try to help some friends in need inspired me to create this short 5 minute PowerPoint presentation. I am giving this labor of love away free of charge to the public. If it helps one person a tenth of how much it helped me to create it, I will be happy. The full PowerPoint presentation, slide show, pdf and video files are available to download from my web site. Media page http://xyzcorp.biz/media.htm QuickTime Video http://xyzcorp.biz/kungfu.htm Home Page http://xyzcorp.biz/home.htm
  2. 2. KUNG FU THERAPY 2
  3. 3. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN The Yin and Yang is a popular symbol that you have probably seen before It is a simplified representation meaning Life in Balance 3
  4. 4. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN The Day cannot exist without the Night Although the West side of a Mountain may be in Shadow in The Morning 4
  5. 5. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN As the Afternoon Rolls Around Again The Sunlight moves towards the West 5
  6. 6. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN The Cycles of Yin and Yang are Intertwined and Never Ending 6
  7. 7. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN The Day and the Night are not Good and Bad You can not have one without the other They exist together in Perfect Harmony and Balance 7
  8. 8. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN Consider the flat surface of a Calm Lake This is not a normal situation 8
  9. 9. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN We must learn to accept the Inevitable Disruptions that Will Pass through our lives Ups and Downs are a more normal situation 9
  10. 10. THE CONCEPTS OF ZEN With every ripple that passes there is a A hill and a valley An ebb and a flow A Yin and a Yang 10
  11. 11. USING ZEN IN THERAPY Unfortunately as Therapy Patients many of us Are not dealing with mere ripples in a Lake Sometimes we are faced with Mountains and Cliffs instead of hills and valleys 11
  12. 12. USING ZEN IN THERAPY Sometimes it may Feel as if the Ripples in our Lakes Will gather Strength and Grow Until they are Tsunami Size Waves 12
  13. 13. USING ZEN IN THERAPY When one is faced with a Big Wave of Emotions It is time to learn how to Surf Therapy is your Surfboard ! 13
  14. 14. USING ZEN IN THERAPY You may chose to try to ride the Wild Surf with out any Help But with a little Floatation, the task is much Easier Therapy teaches you to use the right Tools When the Water gets Rough 14
  15. 15. USING ZEN IN THERAPY When a Big Wave is headed straight for us Our first instinct is to try to Get Over It Any Experienced Surfer will tell you . . . A More Effective Technique is to dive into the Face of the Wave Even though it may seem Scary Facing Problems is the only way To Put Them Behind You 15
  16. 16. USING ZEN IN THERAPY The Experienced Surfer knows that the Water In a Wave moves in a Circle By diving into the Wave, one allows the Natural Cyclical Forces to propel you through And you will emerge on the other side relatively unharmed 16
  17. 17. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER Nobody is claiming that you will achieve Instant Karma Nirvana does not happen Overnight Nor does it exist in Pharmaceutical Form 17
  18. 18. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER By Dedicating oneself to Years of Hard Work And by Remaining Pure in Body and Spirit Eventually you may find that when the circle turns to the dark side You can remember the tools you learned in Therapy And ride out the Storms Ahead 18
  19. 19. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER We have all experienced Good Times As well as times when we feel that we Are faced by the undefeatable forces of TEAM EVIL Shaolin Soccer 19
  20. 20. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER Sometimes it may seem that our problems are coming at us At a 1000 miles an Hour Shaolin Soccer 20
  21. 21. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER That it when it is time for us to Remain Calm To achieve Mindfulness And to remember to use the Teachings of our Therapists = Kung Fu Masters Shaolin Soccer 21
  22. 22. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER When we are facing our problems To outsiders it may appear that all hope is lost We must remain confident that if we keep trying . . . Shaolin Soccer 22
  23. 23. BECOMING A KUNG FU MASTER It is possible to find a Solution to our problems Only then can we be Victorious in Reducing the Forces of Evil Down to a size that we can Manage Shaolin Soccer 23
  24. 24. KUNG FU THERAPY Credits: Wikipedia Google Images PowerPoint Photoshop Flash Terragen K.I.S.S. N. A. Shaolin Soccer, by Stephen Chow Graphic Design by XYZcorp Psychiatric Department - 2010 24
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  26. 26. THE END 26

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