Our Six Key Themes
The School of Life is an organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times. We place emphasis on the need to understand ourselves better, so that we can secure serenity and make optimally reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.
How Can We Help You?
Our ideas are divided into six key topics, that together contribute to the calmer, more resilient and self-aware lived we deserve.
It is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions – a lack of self-knowledge leaves us open to accident and mistaken ambitions. However, armed with the right sort of self-knowledge, we have a greater chance of avoiding errors in our dealings with others and in the formulation of our life choices. We offer a range of tools to help us to understand the hard-to-access bits of our minds.Learn More
Relationships is an area where we too often get stuck, unable to make ourselves understood or find the sort of love we need. This is largely due to a myth that loving another human should be something we all naturally know how to do. Far from it; we believe that love is a skill, not just an emotion – and that it’s a skill we all have to learn and carefully rehearse. We offer a range of tools that teach us how to love, communicate and flourish in relationships.Learn More
Many of us are unsure how to identify the right kind of work for us, or if we have found it, we are looking for ways to get more out of the many hours we spend working. We have developed a range of books, products and classes to help us all find a way through the labyrinth, discover how they can help you below.Learn More
Modern life seems almost designed to generate constant anxiety – and to deny us the chance for calm. We have developed a range of classes and tools to help us to find calm on a regular basis and to grow into the serene people we deserve to be.Learn More
LEISURE & CULTURE
We spend so much of our lives at work, we are often exhausted and out of ideas when it comes to our free time. At the School of Life, we believe in learning how to make the best possible use of the time we have to ourselves – and offer a range of products and services to ensure that we get the most out of a range of leisure pursuits like travel, reading, culture and nature.Learn More
Knowing how to get the most out of the people we meet, live with and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life. We’ve written books, classes and digital content to help navigate the challenges of achieving a truly fulfilled social life. We’ve explored how to start more interesting conversations, how to be nice (and why it’s important), and how we can enjoy our relationships with friends and family more deeply.Learn More