Author Archives: Nathalie

About Nathalie

Franco-Japanese from New York interested in using Crisis as an opportunity for individual, organizational and national transformation. She is the director of Beyond Our Best: Re-Inventing Ourselves Silently

Leiko Ishizuka Japan


Leiko Ishizuka, a Franco-Japanese from New York, sees opportunity in crisis, japan crisis, reform from within, inner transformation, article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, tsunami, nuclear crisis Japan and future. Continue reading

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Japan, Music and the Spirit


Children and happiness, empowering children, music and the spirit, Shinichi Suzuki, Japan. Continue reading

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DSM Classifications, Disease model, Mental Ilness : help or barrier?


DSM Classifications, disease model, mental illness : help or barrier to health? Benefits and limits of the disease paradigm to understanding both sickness and health. Paradigm shift necessary to define new models of health. Continue reading

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Contact Lifetrack


Contact Lifetrack, Positive Mental Health Foundation, New York (USA), Biarritz (France), Brussels (Belgium). Educational website for the promotion of positive mental health and happiness. Continue reading

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Lifetrack press


Lifetrack press, Dr. Yukio Ishizuka psychiatric expert on major networks such as NBC, NHK (Japan), Fuji-Television (Japan), TV Asahi (Japan) and Antenne 2 (France). Also New York Times, Newsweek, USA today, Reader’s digest, Psychiatric News, L’Express (France), Voice (Japan), and Nikkei Business (Japan). First book Self-Actualization sold over 45,000 copies in Japan. The book was reprinted nine times. Continue reading

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Quantify Happiness, Objective Subjective States and Happiness


Quantify Happiness, objective subjective states and happiness, defining and measuring happiness and wellbeing, self assessments and happiness, happiness: attempting to quanitfy the unquantifiable? Continue reading

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Prozac, Depression, Antidepressants and Health?


Prozac, depression, antidepressants and the difference between symptom relief and health, using crisis as an opportunity for fundamental change, drugs and symptom relief, a prozac nation forgetting to build health? Continue reading

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Organismic theory, Personality Definition, Lifetrack theory


Organismic theory, systems theory, personality definition, positive definition of health and personality, personality as a set of interacting parts, lifetrack model as an organasmic theory, similarities and differences. Continue reading

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Henry Murray, 20 Motives or Needs, Human Psychology


Henry Murray, 20 motives or needs, human psychology, 27 psychogenic needs, TAT, achievement, power, affiliation, nurturance and comparison with the lifetrack model of health that fulfills criteria for health models by Maria Jahoda. Three psychological needs are presented that determine health and distress: self, intimacy and achievement. Continue reading

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Behaviorists, Skinner, Watson


Behaviorists, John Watson, B.F. Skinner, emphasize behavioral elements that bring about desired change, comparison with lifetrack therapy and models of positive mental health which place equal weight on cognition, emotion and action. Continue reading

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