Residential Certification Program in Japanese Psychology

The Residential Certification Program in Japanese Psychology is the most empowering, innovative and engaging program on mental wellness that you will find anywhere!

This nine-day program is a unique educational opportunity, providing training and practice in Japanese Psychology, specifically Morita Therapy and Naikan.  The curriculum of the program is broad, powerful, and relevant to both our everyday lives and our grandest dreams.  The core material, presented each morning, stimulates a rich and thought-provoking discussion amongst participants.  Afternoons include a personalized daily individual session, as well as experiential opportunities to work with the material through a wide variety of assignments, exercises and practices.  There will be time for daily meditation, self-reflection and physical exercise as well.

A strong sense of camaraderie develops within the community of participants as they embrace the material day by day, examining their lives, questioning their assumptions, and sharing responsibilities, such as preparing a meal for the group each day!

The work is profound. The days are rich.  And the experience is empowering.
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This is a required program for Certification in Japanese Psychology, providing 96 credits toward certification.

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Naikan Retreat: April 7-14, 2018

Photo by Linda Anderson Krech


Most of us live our entire lives without taking time to reflect on how we are living.

The busyness of our lives is so compelling and ongoing.  We are filled with plans, dreams and projects which keep us engaged and in motion.  All of that activity keeps our lives vibrant and interesting.

But how do we find the time and space for quiet self-reflection, if we want to want to look deeply at how we are living?   How do we press the pause button, so to speak, and reflect clearly on our lives?

A Naikan Retreat provides a rare opportunity, over the course of seven days, to examine your own unique life, using three simple questions as your guide. We will provide you with a quiet space, healthy meals, and a gentle presence as you take a guided tour through your life, discovering important truths you may have forgotten about or never noticed along the way.

What you discover, through this deep personal reflection, may inform and inspire the rest of your time on earth.  Give yourself the gift of time to explore this practice of self-reflection.

The retreat will be conducted by Gregg Krech, author of numerous books including Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection and Question Your Life:  Naikan Self-Reflection and the Transformation of Our Stories.  Gregg has been conducting Naikan Retreats throughout North America for the past 20 years, as well as Certification Programs in Japanese Psychology at the ToDo Institute.

Space is limited.  Register early.

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Naikan Self-Reflection Retreat: May 7 – 13, 2017

In between birth and death everything I have is a gift — my body, the
clothes I wear, the knowledge I have, family and friends, hobbies I enjoy,
the house I live in, and so on. They are all ‘mine’, but only as things
temporarily entrusted to me during my sojourn on earth.” — Rev. Taitetsu Unno


Most people are born, live and die without ever taking the time to truly reflect on how they have lived their lives. In our busy lives it is hard to find time for serious, quiet reflection. But to fail to look closely at the reality of our lives is to ignore what Reality can teach us. This retreat provides an unusual opportunity to step back and examine your life.

The retreat, being held May 7-13, 2017 in the Green Mountains of Vermont, will be conducted by Gregg Krech, author of the award winning book, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection. Gregg has been conducting Naikan Retreats throughout North America for the past 20 years, as well as certification programs in Japanese Psychology at the ToDo Institute.

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[photo by John Morgan from Walnut Creek, CA, USA (Plum Blossoms I) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons]