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A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness begins on Sept. 16!

A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness begins on Sept. 16!

by Linda Anderson Krech -
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Many of us read books about how to live well.We want to be happy, have good relationships and make a difference in the world.But there can be a real disconnect between the ideas in those books and our ability to incorporate them into our lives.


A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness, which begins on Sept. 16, 2015, is a distance learning program that offers empowering concepts while translating them into experiential opportunities.In fact, you will be developing the following mental wellness skills throughout the month:

  • Acceptance.Acceptance is a skill that allows us to relax into a situation that is challenging, rather than trying to control and manipulate the external conditions.We practice working with the concept of "Arugamama”, a Japanese term that means "to accept things as they are”.

  • Coexisting with Unpleasant Feelings. We have a fairly limited cultural understanding about how to deal with feelings.In this course we explore the option of coexisting with feelings, while remaining fully engaged in our lives, rather than becoming entangled and derailed by challenging feelings.

  • Attention.Cultivating the skill of paying attention will enhance mental health, satisfaction, competence, wellbeing, safety, enjoyment of life, and your experience in any endeavor you participate in.It is one of the primary keys to living a rich and satisfying life.

  • Purpose.Many people feel that their lives are not driven by a purpose that matters to them.Some have not yet identified that meaningful purpose, while others are continually distracted from it.During this course we address the issue of purpose, as it plays out in our day to day lives.

  • Self-Reflection.We all have a way of understanding our unique lives and relationships and our understanding determines many of our attitudes, perspectives and choices. The practice of Naikan self-reflection gives us a chance to challenge the validity of our view of life, by shining a light on that which we might have overlooked and forgotten.The results of this process can be truly life-changing.

Please join us for this engaging and empowering month.Program includes the book, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness, by Gregg Krech, online resources and a global discussion.


Please let us know if you have any questions - todo@todoinstitute.org / (802) 453-4440.

(Please disregard if you are already registered for this program.)

Gregg Krech has been studying and teaching Japanese Psychology for the past 25 years.He is the author of several books and his work has been featured in popular publications like Tricycle, Utne Reader, Counseling Today and Experience Life.He will provide resources and personal guidance through the online discussion.

With warmest regards,

Linda Anderson Krech  

ToDo Institute


(Edited by Gregg Krech - original submission Friday, 11 September 2015, 10:31 AM)