Ruby Wax Meets Julia Samuel – Live on Stage in London | How To Academy

Thu, 11 May 2023

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Ruby Wax Meets Julia Samuel – Live on Stage in London

I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was

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Checking into a psychiatric institution wasn’t exactly on Ruby Wax’s agenda for 2022 – talking about it wasn’t either, but here we are.

These days, trying to stay sane in a completely chaotic world makes life incredibly difficult, especially if you’re struggling with your mental health. While searching for inner peace and equanimity amidst global chaos, Ruby realises that, ultimately, the most challenging gauntlet we all must face is ourselves.

Joined by psychotherapist and author Julia Samuel, Ruby returns to How To Academy for an honest and raw journey into the depths of her psyche, and a stark exploration of what trauma can do to someone.

Reflecting on years of personal and professional experience, she will open up about her struggles with mental health and different treatments over the years, hoping to provide reassurance and guidance to anyone confronting their own anticipated, or unanticipated, struggles with mental health.

Praise for Ruby Wax’s I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was:

‘Not only will this book make you feel less alone, it also might just change your life’ – Scarlett Curtis

‘An exceptional account on mental health from a true tour de force. We’re all a little messed up in our own ways, but we should all strive to be as fabulously fearless as Ruby’ – Fearne Cotton

‘If you buy only one book this year, make it this one. Brilliant, heartbreakingly funny and painful: I couldn’t put it down’ – Joanna Lumley

‘A book about ways to find yourself, from someone who knows that she is lost. I’m glad this book exists’ – Neil Gaiman

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Ruby Wax

Comedian and Mental Health Advocate

Ruby Wax is a successful comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. Ruby additionally holds a Masters’ degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health. She is the author of books Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and has toured all over the world with the accompanying one-woman shows. To date, Ruby has sold over one million copies of her books worldwide.

Julia Samuel

Psychotherapist and Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK

Julia Samuel, MBE, is a leading British psychotherapist and the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers This Too Shall Pass and Grief Works. During the last thirty years, she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice, and she is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK and a Vice President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She features regularly in the national media and has presented the podcasts A Living Loss and Grief Works.