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The Psychologically Healthy Workplace: Finding Meaning and Purpose

Program Director, Geoff Thompson, discusses why it is so important to find work that is satisfying and gives a sense of achievement and how to do it even in uncertain times. Bill Wilson is profiled as someone who switched from being a stock promoter to co-founding Alcoholics Anonymous with Dr. Bob Smith. In doing so, Bill W. discovered a life of meaning, a sense of achievement, and helped ease the suffering of many thousands of people.

When we ask clients what they like about work, many respond that they like the excitement or danger of the job, or the fact that it’s always changing. These clients often also use drugs or drink while on the job. Geoff asserts that these people often mistake intensity for meaning and do not necessarily having a sense of personal fulfillment.

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