A Therapeutic Journey is a kind, knowledgeable and witty guide to mental health - drawing on 15 years of collective expertise
from The School of Life.
The School of Life is an alternative education and wellbeing organisation founded by Alain de Botton in 2008. Now with 7 branches worldwide plus 7 million YouTube subscribers, The School of Life provides advice on achieving happiness and fulfilment in our work, relationships and personal lives.
Offering advice that has been honed through use, internationally revered author Alain de Botton accompanies the reader on the journey from collapse to recovery - in this essential guide to mental flourishing
This is a book about getting unwell. About losing direction and hope. About
imagining that we have let ourselves and everyone down.
But it is also a book about getting better. About regaining the thread,
rediscovering meaning and finding a way back to connection and joy.
Here, Alain de Botton follows the arc of a mental health journey, from crisis to
recuperation; the moments we realize we cannot cope; the acts of selfcare or
therapy in which we find respite; and the days we finally reclaim a sense of
stability. Written with understanding and kindness, it is both a source of
companionship in our loneliest moments - whether it's a relationship breakdown,
a career setback or anxiety around the everyday - and a practical guide that will
help us find reasons for hope.
We are all on our own journey towards recovery. This book is for anyone ready
to understand theirs.