[From the point of view of a Naikan counselor].

Seishin shinkeigaku zasshi = Psychiatria et neurologia Japonica

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Maeshiro T. [From the point of view of a Naikan counselor]. Seishin Shinkeigaku Zasshi. 2003;105(8):970-5.
I will portrait of my clinical experience in hospitals with Naikan therapy in this short paper. At the first hospital, I mainly took care of alcoholics. I initially tried to introduce intensive Naikan, the original form of the method, into the therapeutic program of alcoholics. Encountering some stumbling blocks, however, I ended up using daily Naikan journals but not intensive Naikan form. At the second hospital I worked for, I was able to have the private room for the sole use of Naikan therapy thanks to the director's consideration. Using intensive Naikan this time, I first worked with alcoholics and their families, and then I also worked with neurotics and psychosomatics. In April 2000, I finally started to devote myself entirely to working as a Naikan therapist at a Naikan center, established by the founder of Naikan, Ishin Yoshimoto. This is a revision of my address at the 12th WPA symposium in Yokohama held in August 2002.