The Subtle Art School
Learn to give a fuck about what truly matters
A great life isn’t created by accumulating more—more success, more money, more compliments about your fancy new haircut, etc. A great life is achieved by focusing on what’s truly worth giving a fuck about… and then successfully blocking out the rest.
A good life is not a carefree life without pain or suffering. No. A good life is having the wisdom to admit that life can be pretty lousy sometimes and having the willingness to endure that pain in service of something greater than yourself.
In short, a good life is a life with good problems.
Welcome to The Subtle Art School. This is the collection of knowledge drawn from nearly 15 years of experience helping people lead better lives. It is a school full of courses about cutting out the bullshit so you can find the struggles that matter.
Join over 20,000 others who have learned the The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.
What You Get
6 Core Courses
You’ll get access to my six video courses exploring what makes a fulfilling and meaningful life. These aren’t a bunch of bullshit hacks or “one quick trick” fixes to make you happy forever and ever. We actually dive deep here to answer the hard questions about life—to create a process of personal growth that will last a lifetime. Each course also comes with a PDF workbook full of exercises to help you implement what you learn.
Monthly Live Webinars
Every month, I host a live webinar to connect with members about things they should give a fuck about for a couple hours. This will usually include a live Q&A and the whole thing can be as deep and personal or silly and stupid as you want it to be. Join hundreds of people from all over the world in your quest to give fewer and fewer fucks each day.
3 Bonus Courses
Back in 2014, I created three courses that went on to help tens of thousands of people: Dating and Relationships, Overcoming Anxiety, and Connection Courses. Those courses are also included in The Subtle Art School, bringing the full course load up to nine!
Exclusive Bonus Content
You’ll get audio commentaries on my books, ebooks on some of my favorite topics, book reviews and recommendations, and more. New exclusive content will be added on a regular basis.
Do you ever wonder why you do stupid shit sometimes? Or maybe you’re not in control of yourself in certain situations like you think you should be? Do you feel your emotions intensely? Or maybe you don’t feel emotions much at all? Are you dead inside? If any of this resonates, the Emotional Mastery Course could very well help you become less of a… well, less of an emotional dipshit.
Challenge Your Own Beliefs
Buckle the hell up, because we’re going to be digging into some of your deepest held beliefs and then questioning everything we find. You will likely laugh at some of your most cherished beliefs. And you might be terrified by others. Whatever happens, you will come out of it with a better understanding of who you are and what drives you to behave the way you do.
Becoming more resilient in the modern world is less about avoiding suffering and more about seeking out the pain you’re willing to endure in service of a higher purpose. In this course, we cover the different kinds of suffering and consider why some forms of pain are actually quite healthy for us. We’ll get to the bottom of why you’re avoiding the necessary pains in your life and, ultimately, how you can turn and face them as a more resilient motherfucker.
Find Your Purpose
Finding your purpose in life can’t be done at a weekend seminar. It’s a lifelong process of asking and answering some really fucking difficult questions. It’s also about taking action based on those answers and learning about yourself in the process… then doing it all over again. This course will not only help you spend your time more intentionally, it will also challenge your identity at the core.
Do all of your relationships follow the same failing pattern? Like, are you a “commitment phobe”? Or do you rush into relationships too quickly only to get burned later on? Do you feel like you constantly have to put up a front to be attractive to others? If so, this course will help you understand why you do these things and what steps you can take to break those patterns to have healthier, happier relationships.
Dating & Relationships
A good complement to the Healthy Relationships core course. We’ll cover communication styles, values, compatibility, generating trust, and dealing with potential conflicts and break ups. This is everything most dating handbooks are not.
This course is for you if social anxiety is keeping you from expressing yourself the way you want to. If it makes it difficult for you to feel comfortable in social situations, or makes you feel like you’re just not the “social type” even though you desperately want to be more of a hit at parties.
Learn how to connect with people on a deeper level the first time you meet them. We’ll cover storytelling, what makes a great conversation, how to cut through the bullshit that comes with small talk, plus how to figure out what really makes people tick.
What Our Students Say
“Mark has a unique way of talking about a subject which not only makes it easier to understand, but also makes it entertaining. He knows what he is talking about and he is able to communicate that understanding in the most effective way fucking possible.”
“The exercises and workbooks are fantastic. For me having structure goes a long way to cement learning and having an easy-to-use workbook to do so is incredibly useful.”
“I enjoyed the grounded and pragmatic approach to things. (No bullshit about: “express your emotions” and “5 steps to happiness.”) The Subtle Art School is a gift for myself and it is totally worth the investment.”
“10/10 editing, 10/10 content. I’ve done some of Mark’s older courses in the past, but these blew them out of the water.”
“I really enjoy the videos because it’s such a different experience from reading Mark’s writing. I really like his approachable style and delivery. I especially appreciate the concrete examples he uses to illustrate concepts.”
“I found ‘Minimum Viable Actions’ from the Resilience Course very helpful. I’ve come across it plenty of times but there was something about Mark’s explanation that made some real sense, and probably for the first time in my life, I’ve actually implemented something I watched off the internet.”
“I like the fact that from the beginning Mark states that there is no magic solution, and there are activities to come back to and maybe redo to let the idea sink in.”
“Love the videos. I am able to watch and listen while I go for a run on the treadmill on my lunch break. The most helpful is the assignments/questions to answer. They are short and sweet but make you think.”
“I hadn’t appreciated that some of my emotions were likely to be triggered by my past and that it is possible to root them out and become more at ease with myself. Mark translates complicated psychological concepts into practical no-bullshit steps which anybody can put into practice.”
“The wisdom is very summarized so it makes a lot of fundamental concepts very accessible without the need to read and analyze a lot of books or articles.”
“I enjoyed the professionalism, the relevance, the ease to implement and the connection to deeper principles (which I love a lot).”
“Each course was full of helpful information which was research-based, from what I know, being in the field of psychology myself. The exercises were very detailed and forced you to really think. I found it fun to dig deep and be able to get insights about myself.”
“The exercises are brilliant. Actually giving time and space to the practice, not just reading words.”
“I like the downloadable workbooks. I prefer writing to typing, and I like being able to read through the material at any time. The course formats are perfect as they promote deep thought and feeling within a limited time. 20-minute sessions lead to introspection without slipping into rumination.”
“I’ve enjoyed most the clarity—how complex subjects are approached simply and clearly—and how actionable methods to improve are at the forefront of the courses.”
“The process is well thought out and helpful. It feels like Mark cares.”
“Mark has made the courses entertaining but also easy to follow and understand.”
“I enjoyed most the no-bullshit approach of what needs to change in order to improve.”
“The most enjoyable part of the courses is the frankness and honesty that Mark presents with.”
“Absolutely anyone can do the courses and get something out of them. The courses cover the major parts of people’s lives that could be improved, and don’t have any unnecessary filler sections, and they show that all you need to become a better person is yourself.”
“Sometimes I experienced that “aha!” moment when watching. That has been great. I find the courses very eye-opening.”
I am the #1 NY Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and Everything Is Fucked: A Book About Hope. I write life advice that is science-based, pragmatic, and non-bullshitty—a.k.a., life advice that doesn’t suck. Some people say I’m an idiot. Other people say I saved their life. Read on and decide for yourself.
Join the School
- Immediate access to six high-quality courses
- Pretty workbooks for each course
- Bonus courses and book commentaries
- Monthly live Q&A sessions with Mark
- Updates and events available for members only
- Risk free purchase: If The School isn’t right for you, you can request a refund, no questions asked
Will I be able to participate in live Q&A sessions with Mark?
Yes. Monthly live webinars will offer the chance to ask Mark questions. Of course, he won’t be able to answer everyone’s questions, but he’ll answer as many as he can in the time allotted, and talk about tacos.
What payment methods do you support?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover & Diners, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Paypal.
Is all content in English?
Yes. Videos for the courses have closed captions available in English as well.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel at any time by logging in and going to the Subscriptions tab of your Account page. Once you cancel, you will not be charged again but you will continue to have access to The School for the remainder of whatever period you’ve paid for up to that point.
Can I get a refund if I don’t think The Subtle Art School is right for me?
The Subtle Art School membership comes with a 60-day money back guarantee. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 60 days of purchase and we’ll cancel your membership and refund your money, no questions asked.
What if I can’t afford a subscription?
Send me a message using the contact form.