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How your mind can heal your body – with Jo Marchant

8th February 2018 · 6:30pm - 8:30pm

In person | Virtual event

 How your mind can heal your body – with Jo Marchant

Join us for an exciting evening with award-winning science journalist Jo Marchant as she explores the amazing links between our minds and bodies – and shares how we can use this new knowledge to improve our health and enhance our lives.

In recent years, scientists have uncovered startling new evidence about how our mental state plays a crucial role in our physical symptoms, biological responses, immune systems and recovery rates.

At this unique event, Jo will reveal the potential benefits (and limitations) of the healing power of our minds, turning conventional wisdom on its head in fascinating new ways.

“Jo surveys with grace what we think we know about the mysterious and troubling relationship between our minds and our bodies” ~ Guardian

Jo Marchant is an award-winning science journalist and author. She has a PhD in genetics and medical microbiology from St Bart’s Medical College in London, and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College.

Jo has worked as a senior editor at New Scientist and Nature. Her most recent book Cure: A journey into the science of mind over body is a New York Times Bestseller and was named as an Economist Book of the Year.

“A thought-provoking exploration of how the mind affects the body and can be harnessed to help treat illness” ~ The Economist

“Should be compulsory reading for all young doctors” ~ New Scientist


This event is in support 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 £20, but if you can spare more, or feel unable to give that much, then please give what you feel is appropriate.

Any funds raised (beyond the costs of the event) will contribute directly to Action for Happiness’ work to promote mental wellbeing in local communities. Action for Happiness is a Registered Charity (1175160) and Company Limited by Guarantee (10722435) in England and Wales.


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