. Constructive living is a western approach to mental health education based in large part on adaptations of two Japanese psychotherapies, Morita therapy and Naikan therapy.
A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness: Japanese Psychology and the Skills We Need for Psychological and Spiritual HealthToDo Institute #ad - It requires clarity of purpose. Drawing on zen, eastern philosophy and over 25 years as a leading expert in Japanese Psychology, Gregg Krech offers a refreshing alternative to the traditional western mental health paradigm. Where most models of psychotherapy work toward insight as a primary objective, Gregg Krech asserts that psychological and emotional health have more to do with skillful means.
It takes great courage to break down a wall of fear. But to simply go around the wall doesn't require any strength or courage at all. It requires a bit of wisdom. Krech identifies four key skills that can be learned to cope effectively with anxiety, depression, anger, shyness and just about any real-life problem you encounter as your life unfolds.
A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness: Japanese Psychology and the Skills We Need for Psychological and Spiritual Health #ad - It takes a lot of strength to knock down a wall of depression. A radical departure from traditional models of mental health, practical and empowering — this book offers us hope that our lives are not determined by a diagnosis.
The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese PsychologyToDo Institute Books #ad - It’s about how you do what you do, and the impact that your action and inaction has on the world. Drawing on eastern philosophy, japanese psychology, and martial Arts, Zen, Buddhism, the Samurai, Gregg Krech offers an approach to ACTION that guides you to doing what is important for you to do in the time you have available.
Krech offers a complimentary collection of wisdom on the Art of Taking Action that will help you take action even when you don’t feel like it. Students of zen, non-attachment – effort and outcomes, will resonate with ideas and practical strategies such as: Overcome by Going Around, The Stress of Not Getting Things Done, Taoism, Working with the Conditions We Encounter, The Rhythm of Activity, meditation, Procrastination Disguised as Busyness, mindfulness and Japanese culture, Impermanence and Legos, Yoga, and more.
The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology #ad - Krech brings more than 25 years of experience teaching and studying Japanese psychology to create a unique collection wisdom on “Taking Action” that is both practical and profound. This isn’t just another “how to get things done” book. Most of us associate Eastern wisdom with meditation and contemplation.
If you are ready for some “movement” in your life, this book is just what you need.
Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-ReflectionStone Bridge Press #ad - This collection of introductory essays, parables, and inspirations explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied to life and celebrations throughout the year. Gregg krech is executive director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont. Drawing on eastern tradition, our interconnections, Naikan "nye-kahn" is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our missteps.
Through naikan we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others, blessings that were always there but went unnoticed.
Replaying Ball on Running Water: Constructive Living Updated#ad - Replaying Ball on Running Water: Constructive Living Updated #ad - An updated, revised, and edited version of the classic book Playing Ball on Running Water.
Question Your Life: Naikan Self-Reflection and the Transformation of our StoriesToDo Institute #ad - Question Your Life: Naikan Self-Reflection and the Transformation of our Stories #ad - People handcuffed by their past. Lighten your load. A woman who hated her mother, a man estranged from his father, a pregnant woman in a train accident, a couple struggling with their marriage. Find a path with a heart. If you want to lead a more honest, humble life with greater integrity, read this book. Zoe weil, founder of the institute for humane EducationThis book provides powerful examples of people who had a turn of the mind as a result of quiet self-reflection - a method from Japan called Naikan.
Even a rabbi who neglected his shoes. If you're willing to question your life, it may change the way you understand your own world. Your own life. See the world with new eyes.
Tunneling for Sunlight: Twenty-One Maxims of Living Wisdom from Buddhism and Japanese Psychology to Cope with Difficult TimesToDo Institute #ad - So while many of these maxims can be considered and applied even when we feel relaxed and happy, their value will often increase when we’re depressed, anxious or struggling with how to navigate a dangerous passage on our journey. When things are going our way, we’re often lax about spiritual practice or searching for new ideas.
. But when we’re struggling the most, we may find ourselves grasping for something, anything, that will help us find our way out of darkness and gloom. Gregg krech has collected 21 maxims, along with his own commentaries, in an effort to help you find a bit of sunlight in some of your darker moments.
Improv Wisdom: Don't Prepare, Just Show UpHarmony #ad - Improv wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges—whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Let’s face it: life is something we all make up as we go along. Patricia madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, ” and “make Mistakes, think on their feet, Please, ” “Start Anywhere, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, ” helping readers to loosen up, ” “Face the Facts, chutzpah, including “Say Yes, and a sense of humor.
No matter how carefully we formulate a “script, ” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors.