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Constructive Living (Kolowalu Books)

by David K. Reynolds

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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.… (more)

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just read morita's original writings!! or some contemporary zen

this is a poorly written, not-so-helpful, incredibly judgmental, and fundamentally orientalist book

the author's goal is not to linguistically translate morita's thought, nor to reinterpret or add to morita's thought, but to culturally translate morita!!! as tho morita's writings would b too "foreign" or even "oriental" for the western reader to grasp!!

every example is self-important, repetitive, and believes it is offering more insight than is present. he constantly shames and blames his patients for their lack of willpower; also some seriously upsetting casual misogyny, homophobia, fatshaming, and orientalism

AND he totally misunderstands freud, the post-freudians, and the return to freud lmao ( )
  alexanme | Dec 9, 2018 |
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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.

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