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Self-Knowledge

At The School of Life, we believe that the path to a more fulfilling life always starts with self-knowledge. It is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we really are that we can start to make reliable decisions around love, work, friendship and our personal goals. Armed with the right-sort of self-knowledge, we can avoid errors of judgement, learn how to better relate to others – and discover the life we were truly meant to lead.

Tools for Self-Knowledge

From recovering your forgotten past to deciding on your ideal future, we offer a wide range of tools to help you traverse the hidden byways of your psyche.

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A Simpler Life

A guide to greater serenity, ease and clarity. Exploring ideas around minimalism, simplicity and how to live comfortably with less. The modern world can be a complicated, frenzied…
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A More Loving World

A book to encourage compassion and forgiveness, showing us how we can work towards a better and kinder world. The modern world is richer, safer and more connected…
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On Mental Illness

A compassionate and hopeful guide to achieving emotional wellbeing. We accept without shame that most organs in our bodies might at some point develop problems – and could…
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Who Am I?

A guided journal with psychological exercises to develop self-understanding.  One of the trickiest tasks we ever face is that of working out who we really are. If we’re…
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Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy

At The School of Life, it’s our mission to make speaking to a therapist as accessible and normal as visiting the doctor or the gym. We offer one-on-one consultations with a fully accredited psychotherapist at a time of your choosing, helping you to open up about your difficulties and make vital changes to your life and perspective.

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Articles on Self-Knowledge

The Roots of Paranoia

Self-Knowledge

The Roots of Paranoia

One of the most useful realisations we might come to about ourselves is that we are ‘paranoid.’ The word is…
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Am I Too Clever?

Self-Knowledge

Am I Too Clever?

It is hard to imagine that there could be any such thing as excessive intelligence. After all, most of the problems…
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Introducing the new The School of Life App

Get all of The School of Life’s Self-Knowledge content, and much more, in your pocket by downloading now.

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Self Knowledge in the app

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Our forgotten childhood

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Markers of emotional health

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Why our best thoughts come in the shower