ToDo Institute: Natural Alternatives for Mental Wellness
Welcome to the ToDo Institute! Here you will find a wealth of material on Alternative Methods of Mental Health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. Although rooted in Eastern philosophy, these methods are integrated beautifully into our contemporary western society, providing balance, beauty and wisdom.
Morita Therapy represents the action element of Japanese psychology; Naikan represents the element of self-reflection. Together, they offer an alternative approach based on values such as mindfulness, purposeful living, gratitude and responsible action.
Most approaches to mental health in the West are rooted in European psychology. The principles presented here are quite different, originating in Japan and rooted in Asian tradition and philosophy. You'll find guidance on topics ranging from depression to procrastination. So please relax, take off your shoes (Japanese style) and come explore resources which blend the practical, the spiritual and the psychological.
Our 10 Most Popular Resources
1 Many Thanks: The Revolutionary Practice of Gratitude by Gregg Krech (from the Dec 2004 issue of The Sun).
3 The Stress of Not Getting Things Done by Trudy Boyle
4 Cultivating Gratitude, an interview with Robert Emmons, PhD.
5 Coexisting with Emotional Charge (audio)
by Linda Anderson Krech
6 Truth about Consequences: Letting Children Learn from Reality by Linda Anderson Krech
by Gregg Krech
8 Mind/Body Medicine in Japan by Gregg Krech
9 Anxiety as Misdirected Attention: A Case Study by Judy LeClair
10 The ToDo Institute's Guide to Navigating through Crisis (available to members only) by Gregg Krech
Our new 12 page guide provides practical and inspiring advice for everything from hurricanes to divorces. Written by Gregg Krech, a leading authority on Japanese Psychology. Download this valuable ebook HERE for free.
Resting Fully in the Present Moment
I sometimes imagine that if the creator of the universe wanted to take another shot at communicating what was most important, she might replace all of sacred scripture with the words 'Pay Attention!' To choose the world means first of all to see it clearly, to shed fantasy and habit, to look, and look again, to let ourselves be broken open by its intricacy and its mystery.
- Philip Simmons
Whether we train ourselves to use our attention skillfully or we don't, we still rely on our attention for our experience of each moment of life. Every April, ToDo Institute conducts an annual month long distance learning program called Working with Your Attention. The program is great for people who want to develop their attention skills. Click here to read more about it.
Life is a Matter of Attention
Gregg Krech's new 90-minute audio program on attention provides insightful, practical advice on how to develop your attention skills, elegantly blending the spiritual, the psychological and the practical.
Internet Library of Japanese Psychology and Purposeful Living
The largest collection of resources about Japanese Psychology and purposeful living on the Internet. Our Archives include a diverse collection of more than 160 essays and articles, including:
NEW! Audioblogs on the ToDo Institute Library
Listen to Audio Files on our internet library. Includes Attention, Obstacles and Gratitude, an excerpt from a public radio interview with author Gregg Krech about attention , obstacles and the experience of gratitude. Approximately 2-1/2 minutes.
Excerpts from Our Most Popular Book
Read excerpts from our featured publication: The Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done.
The launch of this site is dedicated to Jonah Park Royama, born Monday, September 27th, 2004 at 1:21am. His arrival gives us all one more reason to make the world a better place to live.
“Thanks to the ToDo for the kind words.”
Krista & Sam Royama (mama & papa)
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Last updated: February 10, 2015