How to Develop Self-Knowledge

What is ‘How to Develop Self-Knowledge’?

How to Develop Self-Knowledge is a 3 hour class by The School of Life which takes place regularly in our classroom at our London HQ. It is one of 12 classes around our 4 core themes: Love, Work, Self and Culture. The aim of this class is to help you to develop a core emotional skill.

Why should I attend?

When asked to sum up all philosophical commandments, the Ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates replied: “Know yourself”. Self-knowledge helps us gather an accurate sense of who we are and navigate through life, making reliable decisions.

Self-awareness can be one of our lives most exciting journeys as we travel into the discovery of our deepest, most elusive selves. As we uncover the distinctive nature of our personalities, we will learn what our priorities and potential might be.

What will I learn?

How to Develop Self-Knowledge teaches:

  • Techniques to explore our own minds.
  • How to clarify vague and almost-out-of-reach emotions and thoughts.
  • How to understand the emotional dynamics of childhood.
  • How we appear to others.
  • What we are perhaps not easily able to see about ourselves.

This class costs £55 and is run by an experienced, compassionate member of our faculty. You can read more about our faculty here. 

Dates and times are available to book below. New dates for this class are added throughout the year.

Weekday evening classes
6:40pm     doors open, for drinks, nibble and introductions
7:00pm     class begins
9:30pm     class ends

Saturday afternoon classes
2:10pm      doors open, for coffee, snacks and introductions
2:30pm     class begins
5:00pm     class ends

Classroom Location: The School of Life, 70 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AB

For more information, please see our London FAQs or contact

Classroom Testimonials

‘Such a great session - I'll definitely be returning. Great pace and the variety of ideas/ activities that will stay with me. The tutor was fab - knowledgeable, considerate and would indulge in great conversations.’

‘Nice. Great delivery. Patient. Informative.’

‘Really great content, not what I was expecting - I got so much more out of it. Death was a surprise topic! The tutor did a great job of making us laugh and engage. Tutor was energetic and knowledgeable. Class was good mix of art, literature and philosophy, and would DEFINITELY recommend the class to a friend!’

Buy tickets for
How to Develop Self-Knowledge

£40 Friends | £55 Standard (plus fees)

When and where:
  • Fri 22 May 2020 6:40pm
    The School of Life, 70 Marchmont St, WC1N 1AB