Wed, 18 August 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

Ruby Wax’s Guide to Mindfulness

In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

Drawing together everything she has learned before and during the pandemic, mental health advocate and superstar comic Ruby Wax offers a mindful guide to surviving life.

Ruby Wax is not only the wittiest comic and broadcaster ever to grace British television screens. She has also transformed the way we think about mental health, helping us to recognise that we’re not alone in feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of modern life.

In this livestream event, she will draw upon her training in Mindfulness at the University of Oxford and her rich experience as a mental health campaigner and advocate to help us navigate what she calls ‘The Big Six’ – difficult emotions, uncertainty, loneliness, change, dissatisfaction and death – that have become ever more prescient since the pandemic.

This livestream will help you work through your mental health and provide a roadmap to a healthier, and happier mind as well as giving you the right tools to be able to deal with the challenges of day-to-day life.

 

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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.

Hannah MacInnes

Presenter, Podcaster and Host of How To Academy’s live programmes.

Hannah MacInnes is a broadcaster and journalist. Alongside hosting How To Academy’s live programmes and podcast, she presents a cultural show on Times Radio and interviews on-stage at a number of other major literary events. She is the host of The Klosters Forum Podcast series and has written for the Radio Times, the Evening Standard and TLS. Before going freelance she worked for 8 years at BBC Newsnight, as Planning Editor and as a Producer / Filmmaker.