How To Find Love

Choosing a partner is one of the trickiest and most consequential decisions we will ever make. The costs of repeated failure, in terms of distress and wasted time, are immense. Partners used to be found for us by parents and society, but now we are expected to follow our feelings - to locate people by ourselves, according to intuition. This should be an improvement, but all too often our emotions pull us towards hugely problematic characters and dynamics, according to a logic we seldom fully understand.

In How to Find Love, we will:

  • Improve our understanding of why we make the choices we do.
  • Discover how our early experiences give us scripts regarding whom we can love, and how.
  • Examine harmful repetitive patterns.
  • Ask whether we sometimes reject love and affection because it makes us anxious.
  • Study three of the most common techniques by which we sabotage our chances of fulfilment.
  • Look at common problems that arise in long-term relationships, including ‘Perfectionism’ and the difficulty of learning from one another.
  • Explore ways to improve our existing relationships.

This class equips us with a crucial set of insights to help us make safer, more imaginative and more effective choices in love.

TIMETABLE

14.10            Welcome & Coffee
14.30            Class commences
15.15            Break (times vary)
17.00            Class finishes

TIMETABLE

18.40            Welcome buffet & drinks
19.00            Class commences
20.15            Break (times vary)
21.30            Class finishes

TIMETABLE

18.40            Welcome buffet & drinks
19.00            Class commences
20.15            Break (times vary)
21.30            Class finishes

Class Leader 

Gabriel Gbadamosi is a poet, playwright, broadcaster and essayist. His London novel Vauxhall (2013) won the Tibor Jones Pageturner Prize, Best International Novel at the Sharjah Book Fair and was runner-up for the McKitterick Prize. He was AHRC Creative and Performing Arts Fellow in European and African performance at the Pinter Centre, Goldsmiths, a Judith E. Wilson Fellow for creative writing at Cambridge University and Royal Literary Fund Fellow at City & Guilds of London Art School. 

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How to Find Love is one of the twelve classes that comprise our core curriculum. Our classes tackle the core themes of emotional life, from relationships and the workplace, to understanding the self and exploring our relationship with culture. You can explore the full curriculum here.

This class is in a sequence with How to Make Love Last and Stay or Leave? which together cover The School of Life's ideas on relationships.

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