How to be Serene - Virtual Class

What is ‘How to Be Serene’?

How to be Serene is a 2.5 hour class by The School of Life which takes place regularly in our virtual classroom over Zoom. It is one of 12 classes around our 4 core themes: Love, Work, Self and Culture. Further information on how to connect to the class will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.



Why should I attend?

Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm - and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved.

We don't have to remain where we are now: our responses to everyday challenges can dramatically alter. We can educate ourselves in the art of remaining calm not through slow breathing or special teas but through thinking. This is a class that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest stresses and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and fury.

What will I learn?

How to Be Serene teaches:

  • Many of the things we become angry about are neither random nor vain.

  • The things we worry about are obscure yet critical signals about what may be amiss in our lives.

  • We should not try to deny or neuter anxiety or rage, but learn to interpret it more skilfully. 

Evening Classes -  All timings are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • 6:15pm GMT session open
  • 6:30pm GMT class commences 
  • 9:00pm GMT class ends

Morning Classes -  All timings are in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • 9:15am GMT session open
  • 9:30am GMT class commences 
  • 12:00pm GMT class ends

For more information, please see our London FAQs or contact

Classroom Testimonials

‘I loved this lesson! It really identified new and existing issues I have with various areas of my life; I learned a lot and I hope this is the seed planting that will continue to grow and flourish.’

‘Opened my eyes to a completely new way of thinking with practical tips on how to actually implement.’

‘This was such a lovely and enriching experience; I'm so glad I was able to come and experience this class; thank you.’ 

Buy tickets for
How to be Serene - Virtual Class

£40 Friends | £55 Standard (plus fees)

When and where:
  • Thu 18 Mar 2021 6.15pm GMT
    Virtual Class (Zoom)