Morita Therapy Research Paper

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Morita therapy was founded by late Dr. Shoma Morita (1874-1938) M.D. in the 1910’s. Dr Shoma Morita was also a psychiatrist, researcher, founding professor of the Department of Psychiatry at Jikei University School of Medicine, in Tokyo, Japan. Morita therapy is a Japanese therapy used for treating various anxiety-related issues. (Suzuki & Suzuki, 1977) It is a form of psychotherapy has been proven very effective in treating Social Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, Chronic Depression, and Panic Disorder. Morita Therapy is also good for Somatoform Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Morita Therapy was influenced by the psychological principles of Zen Buddhism. (Morita School, 1978) Originally, Morita Therapy was first…show more content…
Through this therapy, people can be guided to utilize their characteristics and potential in more constructive ways in daily life.
b) The reason people become anxious is they have the desire to perform well and feel afraid of failure and mistakes. In Morita Therapy, anxiety and people’s desire to have a better life are both natural feelings of human beings just like the coins which have two sides. Patients can get out of the vicious cycle between attention and feelings of intensify by understanding the mechanism of anxious.
c) Consequently, when people accept these feelings as their natural feelings and when they stop attempting to get rid of anxiety and fears, they will get
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The more they want to eliminate the feeling, the more they focus attention on it and get bound by the bad feeling result in the vicious cycle.
Morita Therapy is particularly effective for those people with neurotic characteristics (hypersensitive, introverted, perfectionistic, and hating to lose) and those who have an intense desire to get improvements. In principle, Morita Therapy is not suitable for treating schizophrenia and mania.
Morita Therapy has two treatment ways which are inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment is an extensive, holistic process and there are four

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