Looking for a job is one of the most stressful things we encounter. Some feel it falls right under divorce and losing a loved one. One of the ways I help my clients to deal with feelings of depression, anxiety and melancholy is employing Morita Therapy, a key component of Constructive Living.
David K. Reynolds is an author and founder of Constructive Living. Constructive Living draws extensively from two Japanese therapies: Morita and Naikan. I will deal with Naikan in a later post. Here I will focus on providing an overview of Morita Therapy.
Developed by the Japanese psychiatrist Shoma Morita in the 1930s, as a pathway to address anxiety neurosis, it was adapted over time to treat both emotional well being and function in daily life.
Morita believed that a person’s life was comprised of two competing desires: one for attaining self-actualization and one for maintaining security and stability.
The goal of Morita Therapy is to accept life just as it is. But we, as human beings, want life to be what we want it to be. When life does not correspond to our desires, we experience negative thoughts and feelings and create suffering for ourselves.
Would you like to learn how to better accept life as it is and take action to create more success and fulfillment in your life and career? Please contact me for a complimentary, no obligation session.