Episode 4

Published on:

6th May 2021

4. Happiness & Dimensions of Life with Prof. Emmy van Deurzen

This week’s episode is with Prof. Emmy van Deurzen, a philosopher, existential psychotherapist, and a Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Existential Academy in London. 

We start the chat with the cycle of ideology she mentions early in her book called “Psychotherapy and the Quest for Happiness,” specifically talking about why this cycle is a good place to start a quest for happiness. We then shift to Emmy’s breakdown of the four dimensions of life before wrapping up with a short discussion on the topic of emotions. 

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Learn more about Emmy: https://www.emmyvandeurzen.com/

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On Meaning
A journey on finding and refining meaning in life
On Meaning is a podcast meant to be an audio companion for your journey of finding and refining meaning in life. Join host Eugene Leventhal for conversations with psychologists, philosophers, and others with interesting perspectives on how to view meaning in life. While there won't be any simple answers here, the podcast is meant to explore the various topics relevant to more deeply exploring the question of meaning in life.

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Eugene Leventhal

Eugene is the host of On Meaning and is actively working to build a meaning-centered community. He is passionate about understanding the role that meaning plays in one's life in various contexts, ranging from personal well-being to the willingness to being an active participant in a community.

Aside from On Meaning, Eugene is the host of the History of Drugs in Society podcast and has launched Consequential and Heinz Radio at Carnegie Mellon University. He currently works full-time at CMU as a Project Manager within CyLab, the university's Security and Privacy Institute.