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How to develop self-knowledge - Class

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The School of Life Berlin

Lychener Straße 7

10437 Berlin


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How to develop self-knowledge - Class

In Ancient Greece, when the philosopher Socrates was asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know yourself.’

Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who we are that we can make reliable decisions - particularly around love and work.

Unfortunately, self-awareness is devilishly hard to acquire. Our minds are hugely skilled at hiding the truth about ourselves from our conscious grasp. We start off as children fathoming very little of who we might be, and then must spend a share of our adult lives attempting to understand the often garbled legacy of childhood.

The class How to Develop Self-Knowledge teaches us:

  • 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.

We realise the extent to which our minds are squeamish about ideas that challenge our existing comfortable view of ourselves - and acquire tools that combat the tendency to avoid important insights into who we really are.

How to Develop Self-Knowledge takes us on one of the most exciting journeys: into our deepest, most elusive selves. We come away armed with a newly clarified sense of the distinctive nature of our personalities, what we need to watch out for and what our priorities and potential might be.


18.20 - venue opens
18.30 - welcome & drinks
19.00 - class commences
20.10 - break (times vary)
21.30 - class finishes


How to Identify Your Career Potential 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.


Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation.


Jasminko Kontrec is an experienced facilitator, trainer and college lecturer. Originally from Croatia, he was educated in Belgium and later obtained an MA in Asian Religion from Cardiff University, UK. He has an open mind and a passion for learning, whether about M-theory in physics or the Kaizen Way in business, which has enhanced his ability to critically examine the adopted rules of thumb. He is most inspired by integral personal development, which is also why he loves facilitating workshops, for they give him the opportunity to grow and learn along with the participants.


Jubilee Special: 2 Years of The School of Life Berlin!
Jubilee-Ticket: 35 € incl. VAT
Jubilee-Double-Ticket: 60 € incl. VAT
(Accounting period: Wednesday 23th May up to and including Tuesday 5th June 2018)

Standard: 45 € incl. VAT

Reduced: 36 € incl. VAT
We offer a discount to holders of a berlinpass, severly disabled people, apprentices and students with valid ID depending on availability. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.

Double-Ticket: 66 € incl. VAT
Bring a friend! We offer a limited amount of Double Tickets for a reduced price of 33 € per person instead of 45 €.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 10 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

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