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Japanese Psychotherapies : Silence and Body-mind Interconnectedness in Morita, Naikan and Dohsa-hou
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This book discusses both the theoretical and practical aspects of three Japanese psychotherapeutic approaches – Morita, Naikan, and Dohsa-hou. Specifically, it tracks how the strong cultural specificities of these approaches gather into two focal points, giving rise to the therapeutic power of silence on one hand, and to body-mind interconnectedness on the other. It first describes the development of the three psychotherapies in chronological order, and then goes on to highlight the research that explains their dynamics and at the same time elaborates on their potential for universal applicability hidden behind otherwise unquestionable cultural nuances. This well-structured work fills the gap in the English-language literature on Japanese psychotherapies.