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A handbook for constructive living

Author: David K Reynolds
Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Western psychotherapy, with its emphasis on analyzing our backgrounds and feelings, has left millions anxious and confused. Constructive Living is the antidote. Brilliantly simple and effective, Constructive Living is an action-based way of looking at the world that combines good, old-fashioned straight talk and two celebrated Japanese psychotherapies: Morita and Naikan. The work of Dr. Shoma Morita emphasizes  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David K Reynolds
ISBN: 0688151302 9780688151300 0688142265 9780688142261
OCLC Number: 32014483
Description: xx, 293 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: First Things --
The Action Aspect of Constructive Living --
The Reciprocity Aspect of Constructive Living --
Constructive Living Theory --
Action and Reflection --
Misconceptions --
Beginnings --
Acceptance --
Feelings Observed --
Appraised Value --
Making Sense of Reality --
The Extension of Morita's Thought --
Psychotherapy --
Leveling --
Shink Shock --
Constructive Action --
Constructive Living Observations --
Keeping Pace --
Wanting, Wanted, Wanton --
Everyday Wonders --
Comments from Constructive Living --
Simplification --
Inadequacies of Words --
Constructive Living Arts --
Constructive Living Maxims --
Constructive Living Poetry --
Constructive Living Tales --
Constructive Living Koans --
If I Were the Devil --
The Bird Feeders --
Constructive Living Practice --
Life's Predicaments --
Assignments --
Remote World --
The Practice of Constructive Living --
Constructive Living Communications --
Taking In Life --
Quality Time --
Principles of Constructive Living--An Examination --
A Brief History of Constructive Living --
Endings --
Intensive Naikan Guidance.
Other Titles: Constructive living
Responsibility: David K. Reynolds.

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Western psychotherapy, with its emphasis on analyzing our backgrounds and feelings, has left millions anxious and confused. Constructive Living is the antidote. Brilliantly simple and effective, Constructive Living is an action-based way of looking at the world that combines good, old-fashioned straight talk and two celebrated Japanese psychotherapies: Morita and Naikan. The work of Dr. Shoma Morita emphasizes action - meeting every challenge to reach your goal. It shows us how to live thoughtfully and economically, to regard our actions as if they were divine rituals, and to perform them with the utmost care. Naikan therapy stresses focusing attention outward, avoiding self-absorption, and, especially, reflecting on our relationships to all those who give us life and make it easier. Here, in plain language, David Reynolds, the father of Constructive Living, has at last written the definitive guide for taking control of your life and imbuing it with greater meaning and productivity. He contends that contentment is achieved, not bestowed - attaining peace and satisfaction takes daily practice and learning. In this revolutionary book, David Reynolds is your teacher. With user-friendly anecdotes, practical exercises, and a good sense of humor, he refreshes the experienced student and takes the novice right to the beginning, laying out the essence of Constructive Living.

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