Naikan: Gratitude,Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

A Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussatwww.spiritualityandpractice.com/books NaikanGratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflectionby Gregg Krech Gregg Krech is Director of the ToDo Institute, an education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont. He is a practitioner of a method of self-reflection, attention, gratitude, connections, kindness, and compassion developed in Japan during the…

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Cherokee Talking Circle

Evidence Rating: Promising – One study – for reducing substance abuse among Native American adolescents  Program Goals The Cherokee Talking Circle (CTC) is a culturally based intervention targeting substance abuse among Native American adolescents. The program was designed for students who were part of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, the eighth largest tribe…

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Spirituality and Addiction Recovery: An Interview with Ernie Kurtz, PhD

By William L. White, MA In 1979, Dr. Ernest Kurtz published his now classic work, Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. In the years that followed, he mentored a generation of addiction recovery historians, including myself, and broadened his investigations into the growing varieties of spiritual, religious, and secular frameworks of addiction recovery and the…

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