Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan: The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan

1st Edition

Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

Routledge
Published April 29, 2009
Reference - 212 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415545686 - CAT# Y102288
Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

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Summary

Naikan is a Japanese psychotherapeutic method which combines meditation-like body engagement with the recovery of memory and the reconstruction of one's autobiography in order to bring about healing and a changed notion of the self.

Based on original anthropological fieldwork, this fascinating book provides a detailed ethnography of Naikan in practice. In addition, it discusses key issues such as the role of memory, autobiography and narrative in health care, and the interesting borderland between religion and therapy, where Naikan occupies an ambiguous position. Multidisciplinary in its approach, it will attract a wide readership, including students of social and cultural anthropology, medical sociology, religious studies, Japanese studies and psychotherapy.

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