The Trinity of Conflict Transformation

  • Winfried Wagner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Wolfgang Dietrich, Winfried Wagner
    Pages 9-14
  3. Theoretical Reflexions on Aikidô

  4. Practical Applications of Aikidô

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 243-245

About this book


In this volume, nine renowned experts delineate their theoretical or methodological approach of Aikidô in potentiating constructive handling of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the Japanese self-defensive art Aikidô to the theory and practice of conflict transformation. The concept of Elicitive Conflict Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) necessarily calls for a revised understanding of applied peace work and a new personal profile of the conflict worker. This is the point where Aikidô and conflict/peace work meet.


  • AiKiDô: The Trinity of Conflict Transformation
  • Scientific Research Studies on Aikidô
  • Philosophical and Spiritual Roots
  • Using Aikidô and Transpersonal Psychology Concepts
  • Aikidô and Mediation
  • Practical Applications of Aikidô
  • Transforming the Conflictual Body
  • Embodied Compassionate Communication: Applied Aikidô
  • Non-Violent Communication and Aikidô<
  • Rhetorical Aikidô: Arguing as an Art of Peace
  • Aikidô and Law Enforcement

Target Groups

  • Lecturers and students of social sciences, especially in the field of conflict research, peace work, sociology and psychology, education, psychotherapy, mediation and communication studies
  • Practitioners in the above fields, Aikidô teachers and practitioners

About the Editor

Winfried Wagner, Dipl.-Psych., is a psychotherapist in private practice, certified in Clinical Gestalt Therapy, and Aikidô teacher (7th degree black belt) at the international M.A. program “Peace Studies” at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Winfried Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.SchweinfurtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-10165-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-10166-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-1053
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-1061
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