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Purpose-​Centered Therapy

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The Knitters by Elly MacKay

Shoma Morita was a Zen Buddhist, and his therapy left a lasting spiritual mark on Japan.

In the West, we tend to believe that what we think influences how we feel, which in turn influences how we act. In contrast, Morita therapy, created by Shoma Morita of Japan, focuses on teaching patients to accept their emotions without trying to control them, since their feeling …

Adapted from Ikigai: The Japanese Secret of a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, published by Penguin Books. Copyright 2017 by the authors.

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