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Foyles//School of Life Minis: Calm

Wednesday 13th September 2017 7pm - 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, Chargeable Event

Calm has a natural and deep appeal. Most of us long to be more patient, unruffled, at ease and capable of reacting with quiet, good humour to life’s setbacks and irritants. But if calm is an ocean, most of us are still only in the shallows.

This mini-class will teach you the art of responding with greater serenity to your challenges. It proposes that a great many of the things we fret about are not random or vain. The point is not to try to deny or neuter anxiety, rather to learn to interpret it more skilfully and to decode certain valuable shards of information that our panicky moments are attempting to transmit to us.

Every failure of calm can be analysed in order to reveal something worth knowing about ourselves. Every worry, frustration, episode of impatience or burst of irritation has significant wisdom to yield to us, so long as we take the trouble to interrogate it. 

This mini-class invites you to look more carefully and slowly at your own agitated experiences with the aim of clarifying your underlying concerns. It teaches you a toolkit of how to approach your panicked moments of distress and to triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.

Keep an eye out for our other upcoming mini events in the series:

The School of Life on Relationships – July 

The School of Life on Finding a Job to Love – November


Tickets: £10 per ticket or £8 for Foyalty members. You must have your Foyalty card on you on the night to present at the door. Not a Foyalty member? Sign up for free here.
Venue: The Gallery at Foyles, Level 5, 107 Charing Cross Road

Please note, no physical tickets will be issued (to save the trees!). Your email confirmation is proof of booking.​


We are unable to issue refunds to customers unable to attend the event without at least 24 hours' notice. To request a refund of your ticket purchase or purchases, email with your details and request.



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