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 an 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 BST every Monday evening (excluding the Bank Holiday) 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 3: Isolation
We discuss loneliness and isolation, comforted by the knowledge that we will be heard and supported.
Week 4: Anxiety
We explore our deepest anxieties and together bring them to the surface and help to bring them under control.
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.
17th May: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST
24th May: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST
7th June: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST
14th June: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST
21st June: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST
28th June: 5.30pm-7.30pm BST