[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari Reverend Martin Luther King and Thich Nhat Hanh   A young man went to a special retreat for Vietnam War veterans in Northern California. The quiet man was still in his late 20’s at the time.  He returned from the war almost with no physical injuries, but he was both emotionally and mentally disturbed suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He was on…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari While people in Hawaii wear aloha shirts and boardshorts during the holidays, they still show their holiday spirit by decorating and preparing holiday gifts under a “tropical” Christmas tree. The on-going pandemic did not stop busy mall-goers from doing their shopping along with the flood of online orders arriving at our front doors.  In Nancy Gavin’s house, preparing holiday decorations and giving gifts…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari Franz Schubert composed a piece titled, Swan Song based on the famous legend that a swan sings beautifully once before its death. When Ben in Bradford, a small town in England started the Swan Song Project with the familiar concept in mind.  Before Ben’s grandmother passed away, she was suffering from Alzheimer’s for many years. Towards the end of her life she lived…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari 23 years ago on a cold morning, Jill Bolte Taylor (37 years old at this time) woke up in the middle of the night with a severe headache. It felt like someone was squeezing her temples so hard where she could feel sharp pain behind her left eye. She compared shock of a feeling to what one feels when they swallow something extremely…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari Kelly never took an in-person psychology class nor an online class, but she was very interested why people behave the way they do which led her to sign up for a free class. The instructor was a professor at Wesleyan University located in Connecticut which was very far from her home in London. Despite the class not being in-person, Kelly was rather surprised…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari Anthony Mahavoric was born and raised in California and was the oldest of three brothers from a poor family. Their mother was addicted to alcohol and drugs and frequently became physically and verbally abusive. She struggled to control her emotions and would even physically punish her children by shoving soap into their mouths or banging their heads against a wall until they bled.…

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[ Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari Fumihiko Iida is a professor of business management and administration at a national university in Japan. His original research focused on how business people could motivate themselves to become an effective manager. He was particularly interested in finding out how people feel ikigai in their work.  Through his research, he discovered a type of hypnotherapy which helps people see “beyond time and place”…

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[Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari   155 Passengers and crew members who were being rescued from the aircraft landed on Hudson River   Shortly after taking off from La Guardia at 3:24PM, the engines of the US Airways Flight 1549 were suddenly shut down. Captain Sullenberger (“Sully”) quickly realized that a flock of Canadian geese were the cause of the aircraft suddenly losing power while flying over New York…

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[Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari       One night in December. There was a house beyond a country road, that emit light in the middle of cold biting winds. The warm light came out of the seemingly affluent farm house.  Compared with the outside harshness, the light looked especially warm and welcoming.  A young woman came out of darkness, and quietly approached the farm house. There she placed…

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[Stories from Dr. Yukari ] Guided by the hope of St. Nichiren, we continue to work towards a peaceful society. Honolulu Myohoji Mission collaborates with Psychologist Dr. Yukari Kunisue, a trained and experienced therapeutic life coach, to offer a safe online space: Stories from Dr. Yukari   Dan Harris on ABC news during his panic attack episode Dan Harris worked for ABC news for over 20 year began his TV journalist career when he was 28 years old. Being ambitious and hardworking, Dan volunteered to participate in hardship assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the West Bank where the US were involved in dangerous conflict areas. During this time, he was…

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