What is NAIKAN?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

is a Japanese therapy which emphasizes the importance of self-reflection on- what the client has received from others, how the clients actions may have hurt others and what the client has returned to others. This process is conducted with a professional therapist. It was first proposed by Japanese Buddhist Yoshimoto Ishin (1916 - 1988).

NAIKAN: "The Naikan therapy is a program which aims to support individuals by emphasizing the importance of self-reflection."

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