How To Make Up Your Mind

How To Make Up Your Mind

Life is full of decisions—what to eat, who to marry, which sofa, where to live. How can we distinguish the major from the minor? Or rather, can we be more honest with ourselves about how much control we really have? Can we ever know whether we’ve got it right? Or is thinking in terms of wrong and right part of the problem?

Whether you find yourself dithering in a romantic situation, or know you’re putting off an important choice at work, this class tackles the matter of making your mind up. When should you take your time, and when should you stop procrastinating and act? When should you seize control, and when should you acknowledge your anxiety and lean into discomfort?

This is a class that takes apart our often unconscious decision-making styles and allows us to come to a clearer view of the biases in our minds that interfere with our ability to make optimal choices.


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 and group activity and conversation.  Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.



Christian Stenta developed a passion for good food, interesting people and meaningful conversations from an early age – courtesy of growing up in typically large and loud Italian family.

The last 14 years have seen Christian become a recognised leader in social & public sector innovation. He’s worked in large NGOs, run an inner city NFP, put on a national festival for social change and mentored dozens of social start-ups. Completing postgraduate studies in Social Impact in 2013, he’s now driving innovation, design and strategy at VicHealth, a world-first health promotion foundation in Melbourne, Australia.

He loves travel, music, philosophy, camping, fitness, sustainability, his worm farm… and teaching his three nieces and wee nephew to be cheeky.


18.00    Welcome & class commences
19.45    Break (times vary)
21.15    Class finishes


Full price: $80.00 + booking fee
Concession: $70.00 + booking fee
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards. 


Vouchers for our Australia-wide program of events and classes, or to spend in our Melbourne shop are available for purchase online.


The School of Life 
669 Bourke St 

In Stock


Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email