Well-being is an important topic for many different professions. From health professionals to politicians, a number of fields seek to research, understand and promote wellbeing. As a concept at the heart of psychotherapeutic practice, it is essential that trainee and practising therapists understand the distinctive contribution to our understanding of well-being that each of these professions have made.
In this unique text, author Digby Tantam explores the philosophical, political, economical, psychological, medical and spiritual perspectives on well-being through a psychotherapeutic lens, explaining current research data and summarising findings. Theoretical approaches are balanced with an insight into their practical applications, showing therapists how each approach can inform their practice and make a real difference to the life satisfaction and health of their clients.
Mapping the Territory: The Philosopher's ViewpointThe Economist's Viewpoint: How Happy and Healthy is your CountryThe Psychologist's Viewpoint: How Happy are you?The Health Worker's ViewpointThe Politician's ViewpointThe Extrovert's ViewpointThe Spiritual ViewpointThe Psychotherapist's ViewpointNo ViewpointApplied Wellbeing