Constructive Living

Constructive Living

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.

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824808711

Category: Psychology

Page: 106

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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. Constructive Living (CL) presents an educational method of approaching life realistically and thoughtfully. The action aspect of CL emphasizes accepting reality (including feelings), focusing on purposes, and doing what needs doing. The reflection aspect of CL enables us to understand the present and past more clearly and to live in recognition of the support we receive from the world.
Categories: Psychology

A Handbook for Constructive Living

A Handbook for Constructive Living

Here, in plain language, is the definitive guide for taking control of your life and imbuing it with greater meaning and productivity.

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824826000

Category: Self-Help

Page: 293

View: 385

Here, in plain language, is the definitive guide for taking control of your life and imbuing it with greater meaning and productivity. Constructive Living is an action-based way of looking at the world that combines good, old-fashioned straight talk and the celebrated Japanese psychotherapies Morita and Naikan. David Reynolds, the father of this brilliantly simple and effective therapy, shows us how to live thoughtfully and economically, to regard our actions as if they were divine rituals, and to perform them with the utmost care. He contends that contentment is achieved, not bestowed--attaining peace and satisfaction takes daily practice and learning. With user-friendly anecdotes, practical exercises, and a sense of humor, he refreshes the experienced student and takes the novice to the beginning, laying out the essence of Constructive Living.
Categories: Self-Help

Plunging Through the Clouds

Plunging Through the Clouds

Constructive Living Currents David K. Reynolds. They traveled by ship to Korea
and received the bhiksuni ordination in the kingdom of Paekche in 590 c.E.,
considerably earlier than the Chinese master Chien-chen (Jpn. Ganjin) who
reached ...

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791413136

Category: Medical

Page: 199

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Constructive Living brings together two psychotherapies--Morita and Naikan-- and their associated lifeways. Both therapies were developed in this century, but their roots extend back hundreds of years in East Asian history. Morita was a professor of psychiatry at Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo. Yoshimoto was a successful businessman who retired to become a lay priest in Nara. Morita's method has it origins in Zen Buddhist psychology, and Yoshimoto's Naikan has its origins in Jodo Shinshu Buddhist psychology. Neither of these systems requires that one believe in Buddhism or have faith in anything other than one's experience. They work as well for Christians and Moslems and Jews as for Buddhists. Both are built on the naturalistic observations of humans and careful introspection of their founders. Constructive Living isn't mystical or oriental, but practical and human.
Categories: Medical

Water Snow Water

Water  Snow  Water

This book expands on the ideas originally expounded in the authors earlier book Constructive Living which is still in print.

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: 0824836952

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 879

You can't be happy all the time. You can't have the feelings you want when you want them for as long as you want them. Life just doesn't operate like that. Maybe you have tried counselling or therapy or diets or meditation or chemicals to work on your feelings. Nothing worked as well as you had hoped. Reading this book won't solve your life problems either. But it will give you some suggestions that are sensible, practical, and doable - suggestions about how to work on your life.
Categories: Psychology

Thirsty Swimming in the Lake

Thirsty  Swimming in the Lake

Essentials of Constructive Living David K. Reynolds. The Essence of
Constructive Living What are the absolutely essential elements of constructive
living ? What defines it as a unique lifeway or therapeutic method ? How does
one know ...

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: PSU:000019198132

Category: Morita psychotherapy

Page: 157

View: 445

Categories: Morita psychotherapy

Constructive Living Proverbs Asia Inspired

Constructive Living Proverbs Asia Inspired

Constructive Living proverbs inspired by proverbs from China, Japan, Tibet, and Mongolia.

Author: David K Reynolds Phd

Publisher:

ISBN: 1708507167

Category:

Page: 56

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Constructive Living proverbs inspired by proverbs from China, Japan, Tibet, and Mongolia. Common human wisdom from Asia distilled and adapted for Westerners though the lens of Constructive Living. Good for memorizing and posting around the home and workplace.
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Constructive Living for Young People

Constructive Living for Young People

Constructive Living advice for young people. Practical suggestions for handling problems in the modern world. For more information about Constructive Living go to constructiveliving.org and constructiveliving2.weebly.com.

Author: David K. Reynolds Ph D

Publisher:

ISBN: 1980521026

Category:

Page: 38

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Constructive Living advice for young people. Practical suggestions for handling problems in the modern world. For more information about Constructive Living go to constructiveliving.org and constructiveliving2.weebly.com.
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Joshu and Constructive Living

Joshu and Constructive Living

Constructive Living Reflections on the Recorded Sayings of Joshu numbered 1-525.

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher:

ISBN: 1796588032

Category:

Page: 95

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Constructive Living Reflections on the Recorded Sayings of Joshu numbered 1-525.
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Reasons for Living

Reasons for Living

Through information, reflection on reasons, interpretation and evaluation,
individuals can adjust their understanding of their own lives in ways that help
change damaging behaviour and promote more constructive living. Input to
understanding ...

Author: Marisa Crawford

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 9780864316134

Category: Education

Page: 518

View: 731

Explores the development and psychological function of meaning, identity and spirituality in the lives of young people. This can contribute significantly to the professional background of those engaged in the education and care of youth in various contexts.
Categories: Education

Art of Living

Art of Living

Wise and constructive living is knowing and doing the right thing. Wisdom is
vitalised from the vast fountain of collected mental powers. Part of true wisdom is
knowledge from within. It is an inner knowing, a collected wisdom in our genes.

Author: Tadeusz Nowicki

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504309721

Category: Self-Help

Page: 222

View: 320

We all desire a good and balanced life full of freedom, wellness, and fulfillment. But how do we acquire understanding and the timeless wisdom needed to help us attain that goal? Tadeusz Nowicki is a thoughtful truth-seeker who has made it his passion to study life and share his extraordinary findings with the world. In a fascinating study of lifes conditions and human nature, Nowicki shares his perspectives on ancient and modern wisdom, the purpose and secrets of life, the processes of the mind, unhealthy lifestyle habits, eco-sustainability issues, and the future of humanity in an effort to help inquisitive thinkers find order and meaning in their own lives. Included are introspective questions that prompt reflection, carefully researched facts, and valuable resources that will help anyone find contentment and inspiration while on their own unique journeys through life. Art of Living shares wisdom that encourages others to embrace the essence of human nature and become open-minded travelers passionate about finding their own truths.
Categories: Self-Help

Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science

Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science

bioplasm or living germinal matter of the body which was once healthy . ... From
bioplasm which left the blood a formative constructive living substance , has been
developed , a living matter so deleterious that if it reenters the same blood , or ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101075383867

Category: Cytology

Page:

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Categories: Cytology

The Jewish Woman Next Door

The Jewish Woman Next Door

Barbara subscribes to an alternative mental health philosophy called
Constructive Living. She explains, “Constructive Living does not attempt to alter
how one feels. It influences one's behavior and, hopefully, in turn, that changes
one's ...

Author: Debby Flancbaum

Publisher: Urim Publications

ISBN: 9789655241815

Category: Religion

Page: 135

View: 345

The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays—some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities—all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees escape from war-torn Europe, or Wendy Kay, who regularly invites teenagers to her home for Shabbat, The Jewish Woman Next Door provides contemporary role models that readers will admire and be able to emulate.
Categories: Religion

Diversity Culture and Counselling

Diversity  Culture and Counselling

Spiritual connection: Developing a sense of spirituality not only gives one a
sense of connectedness but also helps develop a sense of morality, constructive
living, humility and transcendence. Participating in sacred ceremonies and rituals
 ...

Author: M. Honoré France

Publisher: Brush Education

ISBN: 9781550594416

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 722

Information about many cultural groups in Canada with practical perspectives on subjects such as treating Muslim clients, the specific needs of Indo-Canadians, the role of traditional healing methods in Aboriginal cultures, and helping immigrant children cope with acculturation in the school system.
Categories: Education

Living Out Sexuality and Faith

Living Out Sexuality and Faith

Utilising Skidiver's lived realities as a theological resource, I wish to develop a
sexual theology of loving God, or the notion of loving God ... My theologising here
focuses on the particularities of Skidiver's sex-constructive lived experiences.

Author: Joseph N. Goh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351395243

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 526

Sexuality, religion and faith often have complex and conflicting interactions, on both personal and societal levels. Numerous studies have been conducted on queer subjects, but they have predominantly focused on ‘Western’ expressions of faith and queer identities. This book contributes to the wider scholarship on queer subjects by drawing on actual lived experiences of self-identifying gay and bisexual men in Malaysia. It discusses what we can learn from the realities of their lives that intersect with their religious, spiritual, theological or humanistic values in an Asian context. Analysed within the critical frameworks of queer theory and queer sexual theology, this study divulges the meanings ascribed to sexual identities and practices, as well as conceptualisations of masculinity, sexual desire, love and intimate physical connections. It also lays bare the complex negotiations between gender, desire and spirit, and how they can affect one another. Tying fascinating case studies and underexplored Asian theologies with wider conversations around sexuality and faith, this book will be of significant interest to scholars working in religious studies, theology, queer studies, sexuality studies and Asian studies.
Categories: Religion

Flowing Bridges Quiet Waters

Flowing Bridges  Quiet Waters

Japanese Psychotherapies, Morita and Naikan David K. Reynolds. Certification
Morita therapy Certification training in Morita guidance has been offered at
Constructive Living centers in Los Angeles , Hawaii , New York and San
Francisco .

Author: David K. Reynolds

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069630

Category: Medical

Page: 187

View: 833

This book is the first to discuss experiences of the Morita and Naikan ways of life in the Western World. Although Morita and Naikan are therapies--perspectives on neurotic habits and their correction--the vision is educational rather than medical. The approach offers a way of acknowledging feelings while engaging in constructive living. With roots in Zen, the principles of this constructive living were formulated over 80 years ago by Shoma Morita, a Japanese psychiatrist. Like Zen, these principles are thoroughly grounded in the reality of the here and now. Morita's methods are aimed at the person who suffers from anxiety, shyness, phobias, and obsessions that often manifest in physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, stomach disorders, and heart palpitations. However the techniques are available and beneficial to people at widely different stages of self-development, not just to those whose lives are plagued by neurotic suffering. Reynolds offers a look at the adaptations necessary to transform and transport these Japanese methods into techniques useful to Westerners. Cultural-psychological insights are presented by the author who is both an anthropologist and clinician. Flowing Bridges offers a unique case study of directed change of a psychotherapeutic system. What is Eastern, what is Western, and what is commonly human becomes more clear from this example of importation of Japanese ideas into the West. For psychotherapists, there are extensive accounts of hands-on treatment methods. For those interested in adding these very effective techniques, the first-person accounts of a variety of contributors will be helpful.
Categories: Medical

Community Life For the Mentally Ill

Community Life For the Mentally Ill

Such constructive living was accompanied by strong feelings of pride that the
members had about the organization, themselves, and their accomplishments.
And these accomplishments were attained with little professional support and at
a ...

Author: George W. Fairweather

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202364957

Category: Community mental health services

Page: 357

View: 594

Categories: Community mental health services

Abide in the Silence

Abide in the Silence

She had the sense ofa Divine Companionship which comforted her plus her
spiritual knowledge with the principles of happy and constructive living which are
kindness, love, growth, confidence, amiability, a sense of trust in the laws of God
 ...

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465328939

Category: Self-Help

Page: 218

View: 603

BOOKS BY DR. JOSEPH MURPHY The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich
Categories: Self-Help

Masters of the Secrets

Masters of the Secrets

What we mean to say is this: If you can allow constructive thoughts to become
natural thought to you, then you will ... Through self-analysis, constructive living,
meditation, and prayer, we can make ourselves open to receive all the good that
is ...

Author: Prof. C. Wattles Haanel Mentz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469122373

Category: Self-Help

Page: 153

View: 615

This book has several exciting features: Commentary on the following authors is included: Wallace Wattles, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Judge Thomas Troward, Dr. Charles Haanel, Dr. Christian Larson, Dr. Napoleon Hill, Prentice Mulford, William Walker Atkinson, James Allen, and Robert Collier. This book also contains an inspiring version of: The 8 Fold Path, 25 Secrets to Gratitude, A metaphysical Exercise for Health by Wattles, 12 Steps for Abundance, and an prosperity analysis of the Beatitudes. Prof. Mentz has studied the greatest authors of personal growth and self help philosophy for over 20 years. He began researching metaphysics, human potential, Christian mystics, Eastern spirituality, ancient fraternal rites, and secret orders to extract the leading principles for growth of mind, body and soul. After reading some 500 books in the field of success and attending hundreds of lectures that discussed life improvement subjects, he has complied summaries of what he believes to be the most effective strategies throughout the world.
Categories: Self-Help

Techniques in Prayer Therapy

Techniques in Prayer Therapy

She had the sense ofa divine Companionship which comforted her plus her
spiritual knowledge with the principles of happy and constructive living, which are
kindness, love, growth, confidence, amiability, a sense of trust in the laws of God
 ...

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465329073

Category: Self-Help

Page: 189

View: 184

The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power The Cosmic Energizer: Miracle Power of the Universe The Cosmic Power Within You Great Bible Truths for Human Problems The Healing Power of Love How to Attract Money How to Pray with a Deck of Cards How to Use the Power of Prayer How to Use Your Healing Power Infinite Power for Richer Living Living Without Strain Love is Freedom Magic of Faith Mental Poisons and Their Antidotes The Miracle of Mind Dynamics Miracle Power for Infinite Riches Peace Within Yourself The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind Pray Your Way Through It Prayer is the Answer Psychic Perception: The Meaning of Extrasensory Power Quiet Moments with God Secrets of the I Ching Songs of God Special Meditations for Health, Wealth, Love, and Expression Stay Young Forever Supreme Mastery of Fear Telepsychics: The Magic Power of Perfect Living Why Did This Happen to Me? Within You is the Power Write Your Name in the Book of Life Your Infinite Power to be Rich
Categories: Self-Help

What Should We Expect of Education

What Should We Expect of Education

CONSTRUCTIVE LIVING RATHER THAN NON-CONSTRUCTIVE Life offers
innumerable opportunities for constructive living. Can there be any question
concerning the wisdom of living constructively? Each person has the choice of
living ...

Author: Homer Tope Rosenberger

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924013049246

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 762

Categories: Education