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The Cat That Lived a Million Times
Men's Counseling

Know yourself, live yourself… A shortcut to problem solving and happiness

The workshops continued on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Women’s workshop had about ten participants on site and online, and the Men’s workshop was small with three participants, and the Friday night workshop had six participants on site and online. It’s good to have a small gathering to talk about things deeply. In both workshops, …

Women's workshop Rescue Tools
Men's Counseling

Erotic and grotesque are sometimes useful… Anything for a rescue tool?

Today we had Women’s workshop… There were ten of us, including two men and an online participant. The topic was “Rescue Tools.” This is a workshop where we analyze ourselves and share with others the tools, relationships, things, spaces, etc. that we use to overcome crises and maintain peace in difficult times, anxious times, troubled …

Domestic Violence and Moral Harassment Hotline telephone counselor training
Men's Counseling

You can’t change the past… but you can change the meaning…

The other day was the “Domestic Violence and Moral Harassment Hotline” telephone counselor training. The turnout was slow, but after an hour or so, we had the usual crowd of about eight people. Almost all of the participants in the training were survivors of abuse. Some were perpetrators and some were victims. They had recovered …

Men's workshop My Rules JAFAREC
Men's Counseling

Family is other people… Be happy and free from the family illusion

The topic of yesterday’s Osaka workshop and the one before that at Men’s workshop was “My Rules”. The idea was to sort out the behavioral norms that we are hardly aware of into “My Rules, Family Rules, and Social Rules” and share them with others. By separating the norms that apply to you alone, the …

JAFAREC Tokyo workshop Mar 2021 full 2
Men's Counseling

Ultimately, family is other people… Dismantling the family fantasy, and family happiness

It was quite rainy last Sunday, so I thought the session in Nihonbashi would not be well attended… but… The mini-lecture was “The Family from the Perspective of Primatology and Human History” and we chatted. The theme of the workshop was “What is a family? And from noon, we had an “Egogram” session. By that …

JAFAREC Gourmet Night Mar 2021
Men's Counseling

Narrative, recovery, and… Co-growing Gourmet Night

Last night’s Gourmet Night happened to coincide with my X7th birthday, so the participants surprised me with various gifts. I’m an old man in terms of age, but I’m still growing up. I replied to everyone, “I’m finally seven years old.” Some were gifts of flowers, some were gifts of music, some were messages… and …

JAFAREC Men's Workshop March 2021
Men's Counseling

Is separation and protection enough? Recovery of Victims…

The day before yesterday we had Women’s workshop, and last night we had Men’s workshop… In both workshops, we had Egograms. At the Women’s workshop, a victim woman who was in the middle of the crisis participated via Skype. In spite of the vividness of her story, the participants listened attentively without being swayed. If …

Hitomachi Koryukan Kyoto
Men's Counseling

Is there any effective counseling? Yes, there is, Men’s counseling

Yesterday, I gave the first class on Men’s counseling course at the Hitomachi Koryukan Kyoto. The theme was what is Men’s counseling and social pathology… We also talked about conspiracy theories and the Corona mess as real issues to decipher the social pathology. We discussed the Corona scandal that is currently causing a lot of …

Men's Counseling

Divorce meeting and post-divorce meeting … an essential requirement for restorative divorce

Recently, I’ve had a few things to work on related to the Report of Divorce. It’s really heartbreaking to see families dismantled after hurting each other senselessly in court. In order to prevent such a situation from happening, I am trying to arrange things in my own way, hoping that the outcome will be such …