How to Weaken the Hold of Addiction

How to Weaken the Hold of Addiction

The triggers for addictive behaviours are always rooted in painful, self-critical emotions. Sign up to our mailing list to receive 10% off your first order with us: For books and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop:…

Carl Jung’s Word Association Test

Carl Jung’s Word Association Test

One of the most significant discoveries of the early 20th century was of a part of the mind we now refer to as ‘the unconscious.’ It came to be properly appreciated that what we know of ourselves in ordinary consciousness…

Is Your Work Mentally Draining? Here's How to Cope

Is Your Work Mentally Draining? Here’s How to Cope

Do you feel exhausted and burnt out after a long day at work? Do you struggle to focus and stay productive? It’s possible that your job is mentally draining you. In this video, we explore the signs of mental exhaustion…

A Test to Judge How Good Your Parents Were #shorts #theschooloflife #parents

A Test to Judge How Good Your Parents Were #shorts #theschooloflife #parents

How would your parents score on this simple test? See the full film this exert is taken from here and explore more of our classic content:

Why Some Adults Can't... "Act Their Age"

Why Some Adults Can’t… “Act Their Age”

In contact with given challenges, we leave behind our adult faculties and slip very quickly into a child-like spectrum marked by panic, rage, despair, terror and appeasement. The specific occasions that shift us from adult to child can serve as…

How To Simplify Your Life #theschooloflife #shorts #simplelife

How To Simplify Your Life #theschooloflife #shorts #simplelife

What many of us long for more than anything else is a simpler life… See the full film this exert is taken from here and explore more of our classic content:

Why Relationships Require Self-Love

Why Relationships Require Self-Love

No animal, perhaps, can hate itself except – of course – a human being: it’s one of the strangest, and most regrettable, flaws in our condition. This tendency to self-hatred is not only destructive of our spirit, it constantly undermines…

Why We Should Admire Planes

Why We Should Admire Planes

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The Fix For a "Boring Life" - Sei Shonagen - The Pillow Book

The Fix For a “Boring Life” – Sei Shonagen – The Pillow Book

It feels natural, at times, to lament how boring our lives are. We do the same things each week, nothing special or exciting ever seems to happen. We enviously compare our dull routines to the adventures of others. An antidote…

Are You Stuck Playing These 3 Roles in Love?

Are You Stuck Playing These 3 Roles in Love?

One of the stranger but more useful suggestions of psychotherapy – and in particular, a branch of it known as Transactional Analysis – is that all of us contain within ourselves three essential personalities… Sign up to our mailing list…