Group Dialogue - a 6 week programme

Emotional Conversations - a 6 week programme to deepen self-awareness and insight.

The School of Life Group Dialogue is a new 6-week therapeutic course available exclusively online to members of our Friends Scheme.

It's a chance to gather with like-minded, thoughtful people over an extended period in order to consider the biggest questions of emotional life. In the process, you will have a chance to explore your own emotions as well as learn about those of others in a setting filled with kindness, honesty and a commitment to self-knowledge.

The sessions will be led by a highly trained facilitator, who will guide the conversations - and ensure the safety and interest of all the participants. Your group will meet for two hours online every week, and benefit from reading material between sessions that will embed learnings and spark new ideas.

Each week will focus on a particular topic within the field of emotional self-awareness, amounting to a comprehensive tour of our deep selves. 

This is the ideal programme for anyone seeking to develop a richer understanding of themselves, to explore personal issues in atmosphere of curiosity and compassion - and to form intimate bonds with like-minded people from across the world.

The programme is as follows. Please note that the group will meet at 5.30-7.30pm GMT every Monday evening for 6-weeks. 


Week 1: Beginnings

Introduction to the programme, goal-setting, getting to know each other, visiting the basics of self-knowledge.

Week 2: Childhood

What can we learn from our earliest experiences in childhood, how might these have shaped us?

Week 4: Anxiety

We explore our deepest anxieties and together bring them to the surface and help to bring them under control. 

Week 3: Isolation

We discuss loneliness and isolation, comforted by the knowledge that we will be heard and supported. 

Week 5: Intimacy

Is intimacy comfortable or suffocating? We explore our intrinsic desires and fears in intimate relationships. 

Week 6: Endings

We draw the course to a close by comparing both painful and meaningful endings, reflecting back on the 6-week process.

The programme includes:

  • 6 x two-hour group sessions with a highly trained facilitator (held at the same time and date each week)
  • A School of Life library containing key texts sent to your home
  • Two of our most popular The School of Life games sent to your home
  • The opportunity to regularly meet, chat and connect with your group over the 6-week programme (maximum group size 15 people)

Please note that this Programme is not included in the 12-month Unlimited Programme offer. 


Buy tickets for
Group Dialogue - a 6 week programme

£499 (plus fees) - Friends members only

When and where:
  • 22 Feb - 29 Mar 2021 5.30pm - 7.30pm GMT (Every Monday)
    Virtual (Zoom)