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The science of self-help

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Helen Thomson on proven ways to sleep better; the exercise you should be doing, and how best to cope with stress and uncertainty.

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Online Event: The science of self-help

Health Series (Series tickets available)

The new Health series from New Scientist events presents three online evening lectures (live and on-demand) in 2021, covering topics including the science of metabolism, how to fix your life, and diet and exercise.

Save £10 off the standard ticket price by purchasing a series ticket to three live online Health series lectures or purchase a ticket to one lecture for just £13 (early booking rate | £15 standard rate).

Helen Thomson, Freelance science journalist and author

Do you ever feel like everyone else copes with life’s problems better than you? Do you wonder whether you’re getting enough sleep? Do you ever wish you could break that annoying habit, once and for all?

It’s tempting to turn to celebrities and masters of business to help us fix things that aren’t going right in life. But you’d be better off turning to scientists – they’ve spent decades testing different techniques on thousands of people to find out which ones actually work.

In this talk, Helen Thomson will guide you through proven ways to sleep better; explain the one kind of exercise you’re probably not doing, but that could save your life; reveal the four most corrosive behaviours in any relationship; and show you how best to cope with stress and uncertainty – no doubt something we could all do with a little less of this year.

A ticket plus book option (including free delivery) is available to purchase at check-out

What's included in your ticket:

  • Live lecture lasting 60 minutes including Q&A with Helen Thomson
  • On-demand access to a recording of the lecture and Q&A for 12 months
  • Bonus content from New Scientist

About the speaker:

Helen Thomson is a science journalist and author. She is a consultant at New Scientist and has published work in The Guardian, The New York Times, Nature, Forbes, the BBC and many various popular magazines. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Bristol and has a Master's in Science Communication from Imperial College.

In 2014, she was shortlisted as Best Science and Technology Journalist in the British Journalism Awards and won Best Staff Journalist at the Medical Journalist Association awards in 2015. In 2018, her debut book Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through The World's Strangest Brains was The Times Book of the Year. Her new book, written with New Scientist, is called This Book Could Fix Your Life.

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This event is suitable for anyone with an interest in the subjects under discussion or a more general scientific interest. However if you are attending the event in a professional capacity you may be interested to know that this event is accredited by the CPD Certification Service and CPD certificates are available to attendees on request by contacting live@newscientist.com.

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This online event will start at 18.00 BST/13:00EST on Thursday 10 June 2021 and will last for approximately one hour. Access to a recording of the event will be exclusively available to ticket purchasers for the 12 months following the live event. The on-demand recording will be available to view within 24 hours of the live discussion.
Eventbrite will email you a confirmation immediately after purchase. You will receive a separate email with a link to access the event auditorium prior to the event; please note that each link is unique and should not be shared. The event auditorium will also provide access to the other items included in your ticket.
If you purchase a series ticket you will receive a separate email for each event with a link to access the event. These will be sent prior to each event.
Tickets are non-transferable to any other New Scientist event.
All tickets are non-refundable.
New Scientist reserves the right to alter the event and its line-up, or cancel the event. In the unlikely event of cancellation, all tickets will be fully refunded. New Scientist Ltd will not be liable for any additional expenses incurred by ticket holders in relation to the event.
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