School of Life Emotional First Aid Kit
The School of Life is an organisation built to help us find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection – especially during troubled times. They place emphasis on the need to understand ourselves better, so that we can secure serenity and make optimally reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.
A box of wise emergency advice for 20 key psychological situations, including: Friendship, Love, Sex, Work and Self.
This is a counterpart to a medical first aid kit, an emotional kit that provides a set of useful salves to some of life’s most challenging psychological situations.
Hopefully we won’t face them very often (if at all), but knowing how we might respond can lend us an important degree of confidence and resilience. This kit is an artful collection of some of what the wisest and kindest, most experienced and most thoughtful people might say to us if they were beside us in a crisis.
‘I can’t sleep’
‘I’m in the wrong job’
‘I might be turning into an addict’
‘I’m so envious’
‘I don’t know how to make friends’
‘I will never find the right partner’
‘I’m going to be disgraced’
‘I’m a failure, I’ve wasted my life’
Keep the kit somewhere close to hand in readiness for life’s most testing moments.
Read through the whole kit to steel yourself for challenges you may one day face.
Give one to a friend experiencing a moment of crisis.
The design is modelled after medical first aid kits, reminding us of the crucial importance of emotional as well as physical health.