Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond

How Can We Find Respite in the Modern Age?

FoI at Waterstones/
Thu 19 March 2020
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

Claudia Hammond

How Can We Find Respite in the Modern Age?

Claudia Hammond
Thu 19 March 2020,
19:00-20:00
Waterstones
Price: £8/ £6

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.

Image credit: iBRODIEfoto

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