The Faculty of the ToDo Institute

Gregg Krech

Gregg is the Director of the ToDo Institute in Monkton, Vermont and one of the leading authorities on Japanese psychology in the U.S. He has lectured extensively on Morita Therapy, Naikan and Constructive Living in this country and overseas to a diverse audience ranging from hospice volunteers to corporate managers.

His work has been featured in Counseling Today, Utne Reader, Cosmopolitan, SELF and American Health magazines. He is the author of several books including A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness (ToDo Institute, 2000) and the award-winning Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press, 2002). For the past ten years Gregg has been the editor of Thirty Thousand Days, a publication of the ToDo Institute that explores the relationship between psychology, spirituality and purposeful living.

Linda Anderson Krech

Linda Anderson Krech, M.S.W. helped to apply Morita and Naikan methods to those with mental illness for over ten years. She is now on staff at the ToDo Institute, and author of Little Dreams Come True: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Parenting and co-author of A Finger Pointing to the Moon and A Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done.

Les MacFarlane

Les is a behavior management counselor at St. Paul Catholic High School near Ottawa, Ontario and a Constructive Living instructor. He has worked extensively with teenagers using the Working with Challenging Children model and is a musician and Zen student.

Bob Rauseo

Bob worked at the Riverside School, a residential program for at-risk youth in Lowell, MA, for 17 years, including eight years as Residential Director. His is currently the president of the Shawsheen River Watershed Association and canoes the river more than on hundred times each year.

Barbara Sarah

Barbara Sarah, M.S.W. is the Oncology Support Program Coordinator for Benedictine Hospital's Cancer Center in Kingston, N.Y. She is a breast cancer survivor and has developed a model program of cancer support based on the Meaningful Life Therapy program of Jinroh Itami, M.D. at Shibata Hospital in Japan.

Dixie Griffin Good

Dixie is a writer and education consultant living in Denver. She is co-author of Trendbender: Building Healthy and Vital Communities (AHA Press, 2000).

Lenn Murphy

Lenn Murphy, M.Ed., is certified as a Post Trauma Specialist and Crisis Manager with FEI Behavioral Health, as well as a drug counselor in the state of Rhode Island.

Judy LeClair

Judy LeClair, M.S.W. is Manager of Programs and Services for a children's mental health center near Ottawa, Canada.

Perri Ardman

Perri has been a writer and editor, founder/owner of an alternative greeting card company and business consultant. Perri recently completed a year as a volunteer with the Positives Futures Network, publishers of YES! Magazine.

Mary Michelfelder

Mary lives and works in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. She has spent the last 25+ years working in education, the last 16 as an elementary school counselor.

Paul Jones

Paul Jones, M.D., is a resident physician in Adult and Child Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester with a focus on integrating Eastern and Western mental health approaches.

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