A Therapeutic Journey: Lessons from the School of Life (Hardcover)
Alain de Botton's redemptive volume charts a course from collapse to recovery with kindness, compassion and wisdom.
"Alain de Botton, one of our era's most uncommonly perceptive, lyrical, and lucid existential contemplatives." -- The Marginalian
Alain de Botton explores how we can cope with a variety of forms of mental pain and illness, from the mild to the severe. It considers how and why we might become ill; how we can explain things to friends, family and colleagues; how we can find our ways towards recovery; and how we can build resilience, so as to live wisely alongside our difficulties.
At heart this is a book about happiness - about regaining the thread of our lives, rediscovering meaning, and finding our way back to connection, warmth and joy.
The School of Life is here to help you learn, heal and grow. We are devoted to bringing you calm, self-understanding, better relationships, deeper friendships, greater effectiveness at work and more fulfilment in your leisure time.We do this via our books, our app, our films, our therapeutic services and our corporate offering.The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of The School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton.