009 – Gregg Krech on Japanese Psychology in Times of Uncertainty

Gregg Krech

Japanese Psychology With Gregg Krech

In this episode of the Ikigai Podcast, I am speaking with Gregg Krech. Now, Gregg, you are the author of several books, including the award winning book, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self Reflection, The Art of Taking Action - Lessons from Japanese Psychology, and also the book Tunnelling your Sunlight - 21 Maxims of Living Wisdom from Buddhism and Japanese Psychology to Cope with Difficult Times.

Along with your wife Linda, you are the founders of the Todo Institute ( Eastern Way), a nonprofit center in Vermont that uses Japanese psychology as an alternative to traditional Western approaches to psychology.

And these methods you use include Naikan therapy, Morita therapy, and Kaizen. And your work supports a blend of the psychological, the spiritual, and the practical based on values such as purpose, gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, and constructive action. And over the past 30 years, you have introduced Japanese psychology to more than 10,000 people through your workshops and online courses.

Complete transcription coming soon!

How to Practice Naikan Reflection

The Three Questions

Naikan reflection is based on three questions:

  • What have I received from __________ ?
  • What have I given to __________ ?
  • What troubles and difficulties have I caused __________ ?

Gregg Krech

Gregg's Poem:

Beyond the Veil of Disappointment

Gregg's  Websites:

ToDo Institute

Thirty Thousand Days


The Japanese Art of Self-Reflection


Amazon Book List


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