In this conversation, we explore the notion of well-being and explore dimensions of well-being that have been neglected by mainstream psychology. In particular we consider the role of embodiment and spiritual surrender in well-being and try to link this to mindfulness, stress physiology, social inequalities in health.
Dr. John Christopher is a psychotherapist, consultant, coach, and scholar who is an internationally recognized expert in well-being. John is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and former President of the Society of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (Division 24 of the APA). He has received numerous awards including a Fulbright Scholar Award and the Sigmund Koch Early Career Award by the APA. John is also a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute. Before going into private practice full-time, John was a Professor for 23 years at Dartmouth, the University of Washington, Montana State University, and the University of Guam. For over twenty years he has assisted health care professionals and the general public in cultivating self-care and preventing burnout and has pioneered the application of mindfulness training to graduate education of counselors and psychotherapists.