The ToDo Institute provides a wealth of material on Alternative Methods of Mental Health such as Morita Therapy and Naikan from Japan. 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. Although rooted in Eastern philosophy, these methods are integrated beautifully into our contemporary western society, providing balance, beauty and wisdom. They offer an alternative approach based on values such as mindfulness, purposeful living, gratitude and responsible action.
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