Training Tips

Articles by Dr. Albert Allen

The articles presented here are for the education and enjoyment of the Systema community. The writers are solely responsible for the content and such content may not completely reflect the views of Russian Martial Art Systema by Vladimir Vasiliev. Any training conducted by you is at your sole risk.

Dr. Allen is a practicing psychiatrist since 2013, now working primarily with a First Nations Health Authority in Ontario, Canada. A Systema student since 2019, with extensive previous martial arts experience.
Systema Training Dr. Albert Allen

Systema and Mental Health

by Dr. Albert Allen Published: April 08, 2021

Anecdotes abound, of Systema practitioners finding increased capacity for calm, happy, and easygoing interactions with other people. Having experienced these changes myself, I started to wonder how Systema practice might be used to treat mental illnesses. Systema practices to cultivate internal relaxation have been particularly applicable to mental health, especially in the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. […]