As part of my experimentation with Positive Psychology I am always keen to go along to events and to listen to new ideas. I have just booked to attend the next Action For Happiness event with Oliver Burkeman which is detailed below. There are still tickets available so do join me.
If you would like a sneak preview of Oliver Burkeman take a look at this video of his RSA talk on “How to become slightly happier” which was the topic of his previous book.
I look forward to seeing you at the event.
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS PRESENTS…
The Antidote with Oliver Burkeman
Join us for a unique and thought-provoking evening as author and columnist Oliver Burkeman brings his refreshing perspective on how to lead a happy life without the need for constant positive thinking.
Oliver will share the insights from his new book The Antidote, which explains why embracing the negative aspects of life may in fact be essential for our happiness. It’s a fascinating and counter-intuitive message that turns self-help advice on its head and forces us to rethink our attitudes towards failure, uncertainty and death.
About Oliver Burkeman
Oliver writes This Column Will Change Your Life in The Guardian, where he regularly investigates social psychology, self-help culture and the science of happiness. His new book The Antidote will be in the shops from 21 June, but exclusive advance copies will be available at this event.
His previous book HELP!: How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done is a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the world of self-help books, which aims to sort out the good ideas from the terrible ones.
- “On practically every page, Oliver Burkeman manages to be both hilarious and thought-provoking – a combination sure to make any reader very happy.” — Gretchen Rubin, author, The Happiness Project
- “Addictive, wise and very funny. Burkeman never takes himself too seriously, but the rest of us should.” — Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist
- “Burkeman proves an excellent guide, separating all the schmaltzy hokum on achieving inner bliss on your lunch break from the modest, but genuinely enlightening research on human happiness” — The Big Issue
Location and Timings
This event will take place at Conway Hall in central London on Thursday 14 June 2012. Doors will open at 18:45 and the event will start at 19:00.
This event is raising funds to support the work of Action for Happiness. We want to make it accessible to as many people as possible, so rather than charging a fixed fee we’re instead asking you to make a donation. It would be great if you could donate£15, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.
All funds raised (beyond the costs of putting on the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness’ work relating to growing the movement, enabling local action groups and supporting activities relating to happiness and well-being in schools. Action for Happiness is part of the Young Foundation, which is a Registered Charity (274345) in England and Wales.
Any questions about the event please contact email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Posted by Shona Lockhart, 31st May 2012