Gregg Krech

Gregg Krech is the author of the award winning book Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self Reflection (Stone Bridge Press). His work has been featured in The Utne Reader, Cosmopolitan, Yoga Journal, Experience Life, Counseling Today, SELF, Spirituality and Health and many other publications. Gregg Krech is the author of "A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness", "A Finger Pointing to the Moon", "Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done" and most recently "The Art of Taking Action: Lessons From Japanese Psychology," which was recently released to rave reviews.

Gregg and his wife Linda are the founders of The ToDo Institute, a non-profit center in Vermont that uses Japanese Psychology as an alternative to traditional Western approaches to psychology. These methods include Naikan Therapy, Morita Therapy and Kaizen. His work supports a blend of the psychological, the spiritual and the practical based on values such as purpose, gratitude, mindfulness, compassion and constructive action.

Over the past 25 years, Gregg has introduced Japanese Psychology to more than 10,000 people through his workshops and online courses. He has been a featured speaker at international venues ranging from Zen centers to mental health conferences. He is a member of the North American Naikan Counsel and Editor in Chief for the quarterly journal "Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living" published by The Todo Institute.


  • "Gregg Krech focuses on the art of gratitude, offering in a subtly simple, no-nonsense, and highly useful style, practical ways to cultivate it in our own lives. This is a book to be read, and an art to be lived."
    Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Proverbs: The Wisdom of Solomon
  • "If gratitude often eludes you, if your mate, parents, friends, and life frequently don't live up to your expectations, it may be your focus on reality is a little fuzzy. With clarity, gentle directness, and plenty of down-to-earth examples, Gregg Krech discloses how regularly practicing a reflective exercise can help us find a clearer focus and change the most seasonal 'whiner' into a winner - of more compassion and gratitude."
    Sarah Quigley, author of The Little Book of Courage
  • "The book's central notion of being mindful of the overlooked gifts we receive daily is illuminating and instructive."
    Publishers Weekly on Naikan
  • "An invaluable resource for anyone who practices everyday spirituality."
    Spirituality & Health Magazine on Naikan