A Therapeutic Journey

  • Self-knowledge

Lessons from The School of Life.

The very best and latest ideas from The School of Life are contained in our inspiring new volume, A Therapeutic Journey. Written by Alain de Botton, this is a guide to happiness and mental well-being, a tool to help you understand yourself and plot your way to emotional maturity.

Product description

A Therapeutic Journey is a collection of essays about mental challenge and health. Written with kindness, knowledge and sympathy, it is a practical guide to well-being and a source of consolation and companionship in what might be some of our loneliest, most anguished moments.

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.

“Alain de Botton, one of our era’s most uncommonly perceptive, lyrical, and lucid existential contemplatives.” — The Marginalian

Hardback book | 384 pages | 134 x 216 mm | 72 Illustrations