Breaking up has always been 'hard to do', but there are particular challenges in our own times. Unlike previous generations, most of us will see the end of three or four highly significant relationships over our lifetimes. So whether we’re doing the leaving or being left, we will repeatedly experience a rollercoaster of painful and perhaps shameful emotions.
Psychotherapy and culture have given us a great deal of knowledge and insight into the process of breaking up. We offer a proper understanding of the process, its impact, its significance and the ways in which endings can lead to new and hopeful beginnings, rather than to despair and bitterness.
This course helps participants navigate the emotional journey around separation. We consider the best way to end a relationship, to hear the news of a break-up, to find support, and to discover ways of reinterpreting and reviewing the past as a step towards the future.
The class is not an occasion for practical (or indeed legal) advice. It is therapeutic forum for meaningful reflection and enlightened consolation.
ABOUT Core CLASSES
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.
This class is part of our EQ Certificate Programme. For more information about how to enrol at The School of Life please click here
An Introduction to The School of Life
To get an idea of what to expect from classes, workshops and events in our classroom, watch this short film.