The Who Am I? Gift Set

  • Self-knowledge

A gift set to restore clarity containing Who am I?, What They Forgot to Teach You at School, Stoicism Cards, Emotional Barometer, 15 Minute Timer, Know Yourself Prompt Cards, How to Overcome Your Childhood. 

To begin to make meaningful changes to our lives, we first have to work out who we really are. This gift set is designed to help someone we love practice self-knowledge and discover how their mind works. A wonderful introduction to The School of Life.

Product description

Contained in this set: 


Who Am I? This book is designed to help us create a psychological portrait of who we are with the use of some unusual, oblique, entertaining and playful prompts. The book is filled with exercises to help us develop our self-understanding within key areas of our lives – helping to create a rich picture of our existence.

Hardback journal with exercises | 160 pp | 228mm x 160mm x 15mm | Coloured pages with navigational tabs

What They Forgot to Teach You at School This book is a collection of our most essential lessons, delivered with directness and humanity, covering topics from love to career, childhood trauma to loneliness.

Hardback book | 144 pages | 170 x 125 

Stoicism Cards This box of cards gathers together the best insights and sayings from the great Stoic thinkers and marries them up with commentaries that bring out their applicability to our own lives. This is both an elegant summary of ancient philosophy and a route to self-knowledge, serenity and strength of mind.

53 cards | 70mm x 100m x 25mm 


Emotional Barometer This is a tool to help us overcome our vagueness: cards that offer definitions of twenty moods that we can all recognise but that can be hard to pin down and explain. Here are descriptions of – among many other things – the sense of feeling weepy, nostalgic, anxious, and dreamy.

Box of twenty cards with movable dial and fold-out stand on box lid | 160 x 115 x 20mm

15 Minute Timer This hourglass sand timer reminds us to carve out 15 minutes a day for what truly counts. It demarcates a very modest and manageable period to dedicate to the important things we so often let slide – finally writing that letter to an old friend, rationally analysing our career ambitions, or playing in a concentrated way with a child. It’s an antidote to wasted days and a counter to the urge to procrastinate, prompting us to do a minimum of what really counts.

Glass timer | instruction booklet and box |13 x 5.5 cm

Know Yourself Prompt Cards These cards are designed to assist us in a journey of self-knowledge; they present us with a range of ideas and questions that can help us to understand ourselves better. Each card carries an exercise on one side and a piece of analysis on the reverse to help you gain insight and clarity on that ever elusive subject: yourself.

60 cards in box | 104mm x 73mm x 36mm.

How to Overcome Your Childhood To an extraordinary and humbling extent, who we are as adults is determined by events that happened to us before our fifteenth birthday. The way we express affection, the sort of people we find appealing, our understanding of success and our approach to work are all shaped by events in childhood. We don’t have to remain prisoners of the past, but in order to liberate ourselves from our histories we must first become fully aware of them. This is a book about such a liberation.

Hardback book | 118 pages  | 187 x 115 mm 


***What readers are saying***By far the most extraordinarily helpful journal, questions that are actually relevant to self discovery, exploration, and closure.

This is even more interesting than I expected. I am very keen to think and answer a one more question every time I open it. And the idea from the end is really creative!

–Another great interactive resource from School of Life to help identify and understand the mind’s perception of the reality.