Greg Johnson

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"Greg Johnson is the executive director of the Community Health Foundation (CHF), the parent organisation of Concord Institute. In 1970, he began studying macrobiotics with Michio Kushi, the foremost educator and authority on macrobiotics. Macrobiotics, the ancient art and science of health and longevity, was reintroduced in the West with a distinct Oriental flavour by Nyoichi Sakurazawa in the 1950s and by several of his disciples, Herman Aihara and Michio Kushi, in the 1960s. In 1973, Greg encountered the transformational work of Werner Erhard, who had developed a group process intended to bring contextual awareness to our life situation.

"In subsequent years, including 10 years in Japan, he sought the opportunity to integrate these two bodies of work into a single cohesive educational curriculum. Seeing these as expressions of a major reconciliation of mind and body and East and West, his search came to fruition in 1994, when he received word of the potential closing of a leading macrobiotic educational organisation in London, the Community Health Foundation, due to the loss of their director and a dire financial situation. After reviewing his proposal, the trustees of the organisation hired him as their director, opening the way for a major reinvention of the educational curriculum that has guided the organisation for the past 13 years." [1]

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  1. Concord Institute Greg Johnson, organizational web page, accessed June 18, 2012.