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Inspiring Talks Brighton #006

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This is the place to be for uplifting, high vibe conversations and inspiring talks in Brighton! Every month we bring you warm hearted, progressively minded people who want to share their stories and their uniqueness with you.

Set to inspire you this month will be:

JON STEWART - "An Atheist in AA: Can a non-existent God cure alcoholism?"
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a world famous “spiritual” programme of recovery for alcoholism -- but can a non-existent Higher Power really offer meaningful solutions to this debilitating, potentially fatal, condition? If so, how do we help all the atheist alcoholics? AA’s famous 12 Step programme evolved from the tenets of a now forgotten evangelical Christian mass movement for sobriety. First published in 1939, it remains entirely unchanged since then. How did AA become the go-to treatment modality for one of the great social health scourges of our age? It’s the twenty first century, is this really the best we can do? More than just a discussion of AA and alcoholism, this talk draws on the work of philosopher Dan Dennett and evolutionary psychologist Andy Thomson (Trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation) to present a wide ranging and humorous case study of how the internet threatens previously sacred texts and closed systems of knowledge. Jon Stewart was co-founder, guitarist and co-songwriter for platinum-selling Britpop band Sleeper. He currently lectures in popular culture at a local HE Institution, and is a PhD researcher at University of Southampton A grateful sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 17 years, Jon now campaigns for more up-to-date evidence-based secular treatment options via his blog “Leaving AA & Staying Sober: New Perspectives on Recovery”
http://jonsleeper.wordpress.com/


HEATHEN ROSE - "Conquering That Most Human of Fears"
Heathen Rose was born in London, diagnosed as autistic aged 13, and shortly afterwards realised that she was transgender. In her late teens, she started writing poetry to deal with the pain of being an autistic trans teenager. In the years following 9/11, she became part of the atheist movement, and, after dropping out of studying Physics at the University of Surrey, she self-trained in philosophy. In her mid 20s, she discovered both scientific skepticism and Pagan spirituality, and became part of the Naturalistic Paganism movement. At the same time, having honed her skills as a songwriter, she recorded her first album, and also took up a skydiving hobby. At the age of 27, she decided to move to Brighton to commence her gender transition. Having lived in Brighton since 2013, she now runs a transgender support group and an autism support group, is recording her second album, and is training as a computer programmer.
https://soundcloud.com/heathen-rose


CAT ROSE NELIGAN - How to Collaborate Even if You're An Introvert.
Cat Rose helps creative introverts show their work and get the exposure they deserve. She does this through the League of Creative Introverts, an online community, as well as 1-2-1 mentoring and online training. Her aim in life is to help all her clients do what they love and realise their dreams, whilst honouring their personality type and preferences.
http://www.thecreativeintrovert.com/
https://twitter.com/creativeintro/
https://instagram.com/creativeintro/


FIONA COOPER – Leadership, Empathy and Improvisation

Fiona Cooper is a career and speaker coach. She has worked all over the world doing all sorts of things from ski guide to strategic advisor in big corporate comanies. She now helps women step into their power so that they get noticed and get promoted in the workplace while creating the life they want. Her vision is for a business landscape where the feminine is valued and where we can all (men and women) feel comfortable being ourselves. She is fascinated by the power of story to connect to the emotions and is also a keen Improvised Comedy player. In this talk she’ll be unravelling the links between great leadership, empathy and improvisation and showing that empathy creates great teams.
Mob: 07765856513
Twitter: @DigitalFiona

PIPPA MOYLE - Founder of Brighton Girl tells her story:
www.brightongirlmag.com


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Could you be our "RISKY BISCUIT?" Have you got something you want to say? We invite audience members to come up onto the stage for 5 minutes and talk about something interesting, inspiring or motivating. No need to be shy we just ask that you don’t go on a political or religious rant and you don’t spend the whole time endorsing a project that you’re involved with, other than that, we’d LOVE to hear you! Just pop your name down at the door

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Doors open at 7.30pm and the speakers will start at 8pm. We’re upstairs in the Nightingale Room at The Grand Central pub next to Brighton Station (it’s a beautiful venue, don’t be put off by the football thing). The venue has disabled access, please go to the entrance at the side of the building for disabled access.

10% of ticket sales will go to a good cause. Last month we donated to Surivors Network, Brighton.

Get inspired, learn new things & meet nice people! We look forward to seeing you.

Lots of Love, Your Host

Sally Garozzo

Xoxoxo

PS. If you’d like to do a 10 minute talk at one of our future events it couldn't be easier. Sign up using this link: https://inspiringtalksbrighton.acuityscheduling.com/ - You don't need to have done any public speaking before, you just need to be motivated, have courage and a personal story. We welcome everyone from all walks of life.

All reasonable measures will be taken to ensure the published line up do in fact present their said sessions at ITB. Upon publishing the line up all said individuals and organizations have been confirmed in writing. We don't however accept liability should any of the speakers or panelists become unavailable. The lineup is therefore subject to change.



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