The Art of Rest

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We live in a culture obsessed with being busy and for many of us, lockdown has meant a change of pace and the concept of ‘rest’ has taken on a new and unsettling relevance. Whether you had yet to master the art of switching off, or the current change of pace has disrupted your rhythm, let author, professor and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s It’s all in the Mind, Claudia Hammond be your guide to relaxing.

Her new book, The Art of Rest, discusses how we can find respite in a modern age, drawing on groundbreaking research from ‘The Rest Test’, the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken. In this talk, we explore the most popular ways to rest, the guilt associated with kicking back and the importance of scheduling time to prioritise your wellbeing.

Claudia answers audience questions and explains how we can reframe our thinking and see this period less as a restriction and more as an opportunity.


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