In this episode, we look into the therapeutic method known as Naikan, developed by Ishin Yoshimoto in Japan. Naikan emphasizes introspection and reflection on our lives and relationships. Unlike Western psychotherapy, Naikan focuses on three fundamental questions regarding our relationships with others: what we have received, given, and caused in terms of blessings and troubles. This approach encourages gratitude, self-reflection, and a shift away from blaming others.


By redirecting energy inward and fostering appreciation for the positives in life, gratitude promotes personal growth and healing. Integrating gratitude and acceptance into our lives leads to greater resilience, deeper connections, and a more fulfilling existence, reminding us to find beauty in the ordinary and joy in everyday experiences.