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Ruby Wax’s Guide to Saner Living

With her trademark wit and wisdom, let Ruby Wax teach you how to cope with the age of anxiety.

“I know what you're thinking - what if I don't want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn't about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that's probably the phone book sung backwards, it's something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life.”

Join Ruby Wax – actress, broadcaster and expert on the science of mindfulness – as she presents a guide to staying sane in a mad world.

We are frazzled. Constant stress is flooding our nervous systems with cortisol and adrenaline, making it impossible for us to focus – and ultimately leading us to burn-out. Ruby Wax knows this first hand: as an actress and broadcaster she reached the top of the Royal Shakespeare Company and became one of our most beloved television stars, until she crashed, burned and spent a spell institutionalised with depression. She used success as an armour to cover the chaos inside her. Mindfulness came to the rescue – and not one to do anything by halves, she trained in the technique at Oxford and got a Masters degree in the process, ultimately ditching showbiz for a new career teaching people how to have good mental health. She joins us at the School of Life to share her story and her techniques with the rest of us.


Ruby Wax | talks


Date and Time:

8 January 2017 at 10:15 am


2 hours 30 minutes



Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034
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The School of Life
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