The vast majority of children who are in sit down therapy see no benefit due to the fact that they usually aren’t mature enough to make themselves emotionally available. This is why alternate methods of therapy tend to work best. This case is no different. The children taking part in this program are responding incredibly well and healing through martial arts training.
The founder, Adam Washbourne, has described that the therapy is working because it gives the children a sense of community and belonging as well as whatever support, physically or mentally, whenever they need it. The program is taking place in England and now is all over the country. The program is also free for these children as it is being run as a charity. The same charity is also running programs for cyber-bullying, children’s support in court and several more.