Talk: The Science of Intergenerational Trauma with Dr Deba Choudhury-Peters

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Experiences shape you, even ones that aren’t your own: they can also be inherited from your family. It is likely that your experiences of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and many other psychological conditions can be traced back to your parents’, grandparents’, and great-grandparents’ trauma. Join us in uncovering how a distant familial trauma can imprint on...

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Talks: How the Mind Heals the Body with Dr. David Hamilton

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In this incredible talk, you will learn all about the mind body connection and fascinating examples of how the placebo effect and belief can shift biology in the brain. Dr David Hamilton will also discuss meditation, how different types can produce different effects and how positive feelings can impact the immune system and shape brain...

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Talk: The Psychology of Carl Jung with Max Noak

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Embark on an illuminating exploration of Carl Jung's groundbreaking insights into the human psyche. Beyond his roles as a scientist and psychologist, Jung's trajectory led him to become a captivating figure within the New Age movement. Join Jungian Psychotherapist Max Noak in dissecting Jung's life and work, which often traversed the delicate balance between scientific...

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Talk: The Psychology of Fetish and Kink with Dr Lori Beth Bisbey

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A recent study in the UK found that approximately 50% of adults reported having a fetish or kink. Despite their prevalence, they are often shrouded in taboo and misunderstanding. In this talk Dr Lori Beth Bisbey will demystify the topic and answer the often asked question… Am I normal? Discover the psychological and social factors...

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Talk: The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

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A simple scroll through Instagram or TikTok and you’ll be left questioning: do I have ADHD? The rise in ADHD in adults is undeniable. But only over the last decade has ADHD been formally recognised in the UK. It has been suggested that about 1.5 million adults in the UK have ADHD but only 120,000...

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Talk: The Psychology of Narcissism with Dr Kostas Papageorgiou

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What would you think if someone were to call you a narcissist? In the past several decades, modern societies have immortalised individualism. Indeed, recent research suggests that individualistic practices and cultures are continuously growing! Yet people frown upon traits that promote self-interest, such as those included in the Dark Triad: Machiavellianism, narcissism and psychopathy. How,...

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Talk: How Trauma Affects the Body: The Psychosomatic Nature of Trauma

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Trauma and its related symptoms are not all ‘just in your head’! Recent studies indicate that the effects of trauma on the body are often overlooked. Undergoing traumatic stress greatly impacts the body: trauma not only significantly affects most psychological processes, but also your overall health, leading to the development of disease and even altering...

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Talk: AI – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

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Communities are panicking that shadowy tech titans are busy tinkering with programmes that will out-think humankind. We will talk about what this new frontier of tech can do for us as well as confront the doomsday scenario. We’ll discuss ethical concerns, if the sector needs to be regulated, and look at its effects on employment...

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Talk: The Epic History of The Lord of the Rings

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic tales of Middle-earth are a cultural phenomenon, still growing fifty years after his death. Join us to meet the man behind a whole mythology and follow in his footsteps as he creates The Lord of the Rings. We’ll discover the young love, the deep friendships and the tragic sorrows that helped forge...

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Talk: The Science of Toxic Relationships: Exploring power, abuse and control

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For the majority of us love is, in balance, a positive experience: exciting, passionate, warm and safe. But our visceral need for love means that it can also be used to coerce, to manipulate and to abuse. Indeed, what separates us from the rest of the animals is we are the only species that uses...

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Talk: Old McDonald’s Had A Farm – THE POLITICS OF FOOD

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In their next talk, Altered State try and envisage a sustainable global supply chain from farm to fork that can enable ethical choices. We’ll discuss the changed nature of what we eat and how it is produced as opposed to what we need to be eating. We take a look at the projected cost to...

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Talk: The Science of Intergenerational Trauma with Dr Valerie Walkerdine

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Can trauma be inherited or passed down generations? The simple answer is yes. We now understand that experiences of previous generations can have a physical or psychological effect across up to 3 generations. This can happen in families but also across group experiences such as wars, the closing of a factory or the loss of...

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