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Journey Santa Fe: Constructive Living with David Reynolds

August 10, Sunday, 11 am
@Collected Works Bookstore

Constructive Living with David Reynolds, Former Faculty Member of the UCLA School of Public Health, USC School of Medicine, and the University of Houston
Moderator: Xubi Wilson, KSFR Radio Host

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 Constructive Living emphasizes accepting reality (including feelings), focusing on purposes, and doing what needs doing. The appreciation aspect of Constructive Living enables us to understand the present and past more clearly and to live in recognition of the support we receive from the world.

Reynolds is recognized as the leading Western authority on Japanese psychotherapies. His books have been published in the U.S., Japan, China, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. In 1988 the World Health Organization sent Dr. Reynolds to China to train psychiatrists there in Constructive Living. He currently lectures and conducts workshops around the Pacific, including approximately three months in spring and three months in fall in Japan lecturing and consulting in Japanese. He is the only Westerner to receive the Kora Prize and the Morita Prize by the Morita Therapy Association of Japan.

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