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Counselling & Psychotherapy: The Happiness Formula - What is happiness?

Mark Easton goes on a journey to understand what lasting happiness is. The six-part series looks at the newest research, examine the latest policy proposals, and meet the most cutting-edge thinkers from around the world.

Status Anxiety: A Documentary

We are richer than ever before. We live longer, own more property and induldge in greater luxuries. So why aren't we getting any happier? One concern, above all, keeps us awake at night: status. Am I a success? Have I made it? Do I have the right car, the right clothes? Do people think I'm a loser and should I really care?

Philosophy & Psychotherapy: Schopenhauer on Love

Schopenhauer on Love - Alain De Botton surveys the 19th Century German thinker Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) who believed that love was the most important thing in life because of its powerful impulse towards 'the will-to-life'.

Philosophy & Counselling: Epicurus on Happiness

British philosopher Alain De Botton discusses the personal implications of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus (341-270BCE) who was no epicurean glutton or wanton consumerist,but an advocate of "friends, freedom and thought" as the path to happiness.

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