This week’s guest is Gregg Krech. He is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America and is the founding Director of the ToDo Institute, a non-profit educational center for purposeful living in Vermont. He is the author of the award-winning book: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press, 2002), which won Spiritual & Health’s award for Best Books of 2002 and has been translated into four languages. Gregg is also the editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living.
His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including a feature interview in THE SUN magazine, as well as articles in Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Fitness, Yoga Journal, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life. Gregg has made presentations to diverse audiences in Thailand, Japan, Austria, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. His other books include A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness (ToDo Institute, 2000), A Finger Pointing to the Moon (ToDo Institute, 1996, 2007) and ToDo Institute’s Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done (ToDo Institute, 2001). He has pioneered the application of Naikan and Morita therapy in the areas of hospice, living fully with illness, organizational development and parenting.
On a practical level, Gregg is a proponent of an approach to mental health that values action rather than talk, attention to the world rather than attention to oneself, and gratitude for the support of others rather than blaming them for our problems. Through his books, distance learning courses and residential retreats Gregg has introduced thousands of people to an approach to life that emphasizes character development over symptom reduction, and continues to point people towards doing something meaningful with their life in spite of their limitations and problems.
Want to find out how gratitude can improve your life? Tune in for our conversation with Gregg Krech.
To your health!