Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a dysfunctional behavior connected with encountering or seeing awful events. A horrible or terrible mishap is a severe event, for example, terrorist incidents, natural disasters, serious accidents, adult or childhood sexual assault, and military combat. The symptoms of PTSD incorporate nightmares, flashbacks, and intemperate musings about the happening as well as extreme anxiety. PSTD patients are regularly anxious and rapidly feel terrified. In addition, the disorder brings with it trouble in concentrating and insomnia.
It is estimated that each day 22 people living with PTSD give up on their lives, adding up to 7900 deaths each year. This is a consequence of flashbacks, nightmares, and survivor’s guilt, which the victim can no longer endure. “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) is a martial art and a defensive sport utilized by law enforcement agencies all across the globe. Other than its combat application, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu serves as a critical device for psychological healing, personal growth, and physical wellbeing,” says David Adiv, US prominent Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Instructor.
David Adiv is an incredible MMA coach who has studied directly from Royler Gracie. The Teacher-Student duo later established GDA - Royler Gracie - David Adiv Jiu-Jitsu Association, which is an ancillary of Gracie Humaita Jiu-Jitsu Association. Additionally, Adiv is also featured in two of Royal Gracie’s books, Gracie Submission Essentials: Grandmaster and Master Secrets of Finishing a Fight and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) has been established as a very pragmatic and highly effective discipline. GJJ techniques are powerful in mixed martial arts, which makes it all more effective in managing PTSD.
The focal lessons of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ) depend on relaxing and getting the hang of your raging nerves when defied with the most cumbersome and dangerous circumstances. Additionally, this martial art gives a type of activity with an uncommonly benevolent and relaxed environment that joins individuals from various backgrounds promoting inclusivity," says David Adiv.
The Gracie Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t just give the genuinely necessary depression outlet for PTSD patients, yet also calms outrage and dissatisfaction, consequently evoking restoration and recuperation.
The viability of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for PTSD originates from the fact that it is a martial art and combat sport that incorporates numerous physical activities. “Regardless of whether incidental or regular, exercised assumes a key role in diminishing mental and physical sensations of stress. Exercise releases the characteristic painkillers of the body called endorphins responsible for managing mental wellness and reducing stress levels,” says David Adiv.
Besides, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is generally financially savvy and takes less time when contrasted with conventional medicinal solutions for PTSD, including cognitive behavior therapy.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu offers numerous special encounters that trigger rich, unobtrusive, and satisfying mental changes in its students — changes that advance positive change and make individuals returning to the mats. This makes Gracie Jiu-Jitsu serve in replacement conditioning treatment by supplanting dreadful practices with great ones. “Gracie Jiu-Jitsu replaces the desire to take pills with training, making it a more practical choice to treat PSTD,” says David Adiv.
Additionally, Mindfulness is a wonderful concept of psychology acquired from Eastern meditation, where individuals are urged to focus on the present time and place, putting aside stresses over the past or future. In mindfulness sessions, patients are educated to feel what the environmental holds, their sensations, and their prompt encounters. This equivalent degree of prompt, focused alertness is a typical, extraordinary impact of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, making students indulge in the present experience. “This aspect is particularly helpful for people with PTSD as it can help them manage their symptoms. By living in the present, they can let go of their hurtful past and not ponder over it, therefore, not facing flashbacks and nightmares,” says David Adiv.
Correspondingly, to mediation, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu altogether builds an individual’s spiritual awareness. At the center of all types of combative techniques, breathing and focus are taught to harness the power of self-awareness. “This self-awareness, thus, gives the power of discovering one’s strengths and shortcomings and how to manage both, so a PTSD patient learns to fight their fears, and emerges as a whole new, stronger person,” says David Adiv.