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Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different. It’s how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies, and it’s directly linked to our sense of wellbeing. Today busyness has become a badge of honour. We want to say we’re busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted. Instead we should start taking rest seriously as a method of self-care and Claudia Hammond, BBC Radio 4’s voice of psychology, helps us work out how.
She draws on ground-breaking research that she worked on with a team from Durham University: “The Rest Test” was the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken and was completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries.
Discussing the activities which people find most restful, she explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works, and offers a prescription for a new, more restful and balanced life.
This event begins with Home Grown, a new series of monthly shorts from Rising Arts Agency. At the start of selected Festival of Ideas events throughout 2020 we’ll highlight important voices from a diverse community of young leaders situated across the city. This month’s topic is:
Creativity and Well-Being
Elinor Lower is the Creative Team Coordinator at Rising Arts Agency, a social enterprise run by young creative thinkers in Bristol advocating for sector and cultural change through research projects, industry consultation and creative agency services. In her talk, Elinor will be exploring the use of creativity in approaches to well-being and rest.
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