Links

PSYCHOTHERAPY INFORMATION

International Mental Health Professionals Japan
www.imhpj.org

TELL Web-Based Depression and Anxiety Test (WB-DAT)
http://telljp.wb-dat.net/

International Counseling Centre in Kobe, Japan
www.icckobe.com

International Therapist Directory
www.internationaltherapistdirectory.com

Shanghai International Mental Health Association
www.s-imha.org

Lomi Clinic – somatic psychotherapy in Santa Rosa, California, USA
http://www.lomi.org/

USA National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
“Your Guide to Healthy Sleep”
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf

Australia Cognitive Therapy links
MoodGYM: http://moodgym.anu.edu.au/
e-Couch: http://ecouch.anu.edu.au/

Todo Institute, in USA
www.todoinstitute.org; email todo@together.net

information on Morita Therapy & Naikan Therapy
Naikan Nara Center Japanese only – telephone 0742-48-2968

JAPAN INFORMATION AND HELP LINES

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)
www.telljp.com

Importing or Bringing Medication into Japan for Personal Use (English)
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/topics/import/index.html

Importing or Bringing Medication into Japan for Personal Use (日本語)
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/topics/0104/tp0401-1.html

Japan Helpline
http://www.jhelp.com/en/jhlp.html
24 hour non-profit, nationwide emergency assistance service – 0120-46-1997 Toll-free

Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents (OIS)
http://www.ofix.or.jp/life/index.html

Dawn Center Osaka women’s center
http://www.dawncenter.or.jp/top/index.jsp

Kyoto City International Foundation
http://www.kcif.or.jp/en/

Osaka International Exchange Center
http://www.kkc.cc/eng/

Internet information service about Japan in English
www.EnglishFriendlyJapan.com

ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION

Alcoholics Anonymous Japan
http://aatokyo.org/

Wat Thamkrabok – alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, Buddhist monastery, Thailand
http://www.thamkrabok.net/index.html
contact is Mae Chee Rambhai, a senior nun

CROSS-CULTURAL INFORMATION

Interaction International -3rd culture kids
http://www.interactionintl.org/home.asp

Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research
http://www.sietar-japan.org/index.html

Intercultural Communication Institute
http://www.intercultural.org/

Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions
http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_dimensions.php?

KANSAI AREA ACTIVITIES

Kansai Ramblers -hiking in Kansai area
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4758949801

Language exchange group – in Umeda, Osaka – contact Rimi Makino
rimim@hotmail.com

SELF-CULTIVATION PRACTICES

General information on the Way of Tea:
http://www.urasenke.org

Karate
http://www.daitou-kensou.co.jp/karate
e-mail:office@daitou-kensou.co.jp

Aikido in Kyoto
www.aikidokyoto.com; 075-461-8002

Tao Shiatsu Massage
Kyoto Tao Sangha Center
075-551-2770
http://www.taosangha.com

Martial Arts – Kyoto City Budo Center
075-751-1255;
Southeast corner of Sakuranobaba Dori and Marutamachi Dori;
Entrance on Sakuranobaba Dori; near Heian Shrine & Kyoto Handicraft Center

BUDDHISM IN JAPAN –

Listing of Soto temples in Japan that welcome foreign practitioners
http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/temples/foreigner/index.html

Information on the Rinzai and Obaku Zen sects of Japan, including information on how to sit zazen and information about specific temples
http://rinnou.net                                                                                                    Click on “English” button at top of the page

Jeff Shore’s Zen website
http://www.beingwithoutself.org/

Shunko-in, Kyoto (Myoshinji lineage)
http://www.shunkoin.com
email: rev.taka.kawakami@gmail.com;
075-462-5488

Tekishinjuku, Kameoka, Kyoto-fu (Myoshinji lineage)
http://www.tekishin.org/guide/guideeg.htm
email: zen@tekishin.org
0771- 24-0152 (English); 3000 yen per night

Vipassana Buddhist meditation practice
Japan Vipassana Meditation Center – Dhamma Bhanu;
Iwakamioku, Hatta, Mizuho-cho, Funai-gun, Kyoto 622-0324;
Tel/Fax: 0771-86-0765;
Email: info@bhanu.dhamma.org
Website: http://www.bhanu.dhamma.org

Shugendo information
http://www.shugendo.fr/

YOGA INFORMATION –

Sri Ramana Maharshi ashram, India
http://www.sriramanamaharshi.org/

Shaktipat therapy
http://www.wilcoxhealingcenter.com/

Yoga Ashram Rishikesh – various programs for all levels of yoga practitioners                                       http://www.yogashramrishikesh.com/                                                             At Rishikesh, in the serene foothills of the Himalayas, special retreats invite novices to practice stretching, breathing and contemplation alongside qualified yogi masters. Depending where you stay you might also be encouraged to help out in the organic garden and cook for the group, in between soul-enriching excursions into the mountains. Ashrams offer courses to suit your level, from a few weeks to three months.

 

DAOIST INFORMATION –

Universal Healing Tao Center Thailand
www.universal-tao.com

Healing Tao USA
http://www.healingtaousa.com/index_standard_2010.html

Daoist studies website
http://www.daoiststudies.org/dao/aar

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION

Kamogawa Church in Kyoto
http://www.kamogawachurch.com

Christian wedding service
Daniel Arakelian
http://www.weddingprojapan.com

DR. PAWLE’S PROFESSIONAL CONNECTIONS

Kansai Gaidai University, Asian Studies Program
http://www.kansaigaidai.ac.jp/asp/

International Cross-Cultural Psychology Association
http://iaccp.org/

Japanese Association for Transpersonal Psychology/Psychiatry
http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jatp/

Shoji Muramoto’s homepage
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~shojimur/

PSYCHOTHERAPISTS AROUND THE WORLD

International Therapist Directory

http://internationaltherapistdirectory.com

MINDFULNESS AND PSYCHOLOGY –

Richard Sears, Ph.D. mindfulness, Buddhism and psychology
http://www.psych-insights.com