The Quiet Therapies: Japanese Pathways to Personal Growth

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University of Hawaii Press, 1982 - Psychology - 135 pages
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"A provocative but balanced book that will be of great interest for all concerned with Japan, religiously based therapies, and the cure of nervous disorders, it may challenge one's assumptions about such notions as the nature of 'self' as well as provide insight into life, suffering, and happiness." --Religious Studies Review "The descriptions of the various therapies are informative, vivid, and engaging." --Contemporary Psychology "The penetrating account given in an afterword by George DeVos delineates the important psychological differences between Americans and Japanese that render Western psychoanalysis inapplicable to the Japanese scene." --Journal of the American Medical Association "Will undoubtedly become a landmark in comparative psychiatry and social anthropology." --American Journal of Psychiatry
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Morita Psychotherapy
4
Introspection Therapy
46
Isolation Therapy
66
QuietSitting Therapy
78
Meditation Therapy
91
Conclusion
102
On Boredom Brain Waves and Bliss III
111
Afterword by George DeVos II3 References
133
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About the author (1982)

Reynolds is the founder of Constructive Living and the director of the Constructive Living Center in Coos Bay, Oregon. He is the only Westerner to have been awarded the Kora Prize and the Morita Prize by the Japanese Morita Therapy Association.

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