Morita therapy


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Morita therapy

[môrē′tä]
Etymology: Shomei Morita, Japanese physician, 1874-1938
an alternative therapy founded between 1910 and 1920 that has as its focus the symptoms of the patient. Its goal is character building, which enables the patient to live responsibly and constructively, even if the symptoms persist.

Morita,

Shomei, 20th century Japanese physician.
Morita therapy - psychotherapy based on elements of conduct in Zen Buddhism.
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In addition to accepting the patient's emotions, Morita therapy seeks to "create" new emotions on the basis of actions.
Morita therapy is not meant to eliminate symptoms; instead it teaches us to accept our desires, anxieties, fears, and worries, and let them go.
The occupational therapist used a mindfulness based approach, employing concepts of Morita Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Harris, 2009; Sugg, Richards, & Frost, 2016) to encourage acceptance of visual deficits and also connected the patient value of independent living to using community resources.
Morita therapy for depression and anxiety (Morita trial): Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial.
Brief references to psychosynthesis, Morita Therapy, and 12-step programs provide some theory, and mentions of popular books, including The Secret and The Purpose Driven Life, provide contrast for his own thoughts.
France, Cadieax, and Allen (1995) described the theoretical link between Morita Therapy and letter writing.
As mentioned within the context of Morita therapy (France et al.
Further, counselors should consider using counseling approaches such as Morita therapy (Kondo, 1953; Morita, 1976) that employ a more passive and other-oriented approach to problem solving.