I’m going where the wifi doesn’t reach for a few days. In the meanwhile, I shall keep you busy with some superb posts I found on the ‘net. In the immortal words of Shamus Young, while I’m gone please “be nice, don’t post angry, and enjoy yourself.”
This blog by Kai Morgan offers a very balanced view of the possible benefits of martial arts training for survivors of abuse. (The same benefits may apply for survivors of violent acts.) It’s concise, but I believe it’s pretty comprehensive. Although the subject matter is potentially triggering, it is presented very gently (I think/hope).
The blog quotes heavily from this blog by Paul Linden about survivors of childhood abuse in Aikido classes. This second blog is not concise and is potentially triggering , but it’s a damn good read, too.