Overcoming global challenges requires fundamental changes to systems, narratives and behaviours. Wellbeing has a central role as a co-evolving process of the type of regenerative, transformational change needed. Transformation requires us to challenge existing ways of thinking and behaving, and to consider alternative futures. This means having the self-esteem to not only challenge the status quo, but to also challenge ourselves. We need the cognitive capacity to think about different ways of being and doing, the confidence to embrace change and the belief that we can make a difference. The transformation needed also requires a shift away from individualised responsibility to a relational worldview of the integration of people and planet. Understanding wellbeing in this way provides the framework for a new external narrative for how systems should form and work, and an internal narrative that enables people to become emotionally alert to, and capable of, transformative change.
|Title of host publication||A Modern Guide to Wellbeing Research|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2021|