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Barefoot Talks- How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, by Dr David Hamilton.
September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£15.00
The Barefoot Talks are back for another season and I am delighted to welcome as our first speaker- Hay House Author –Dr David Hamilton.
At this talk, you will learn all about the mind-body connection, including how it works, how to harness it. David will share lots of examples, from the placebo effect, to how mindfulness impacts the brain, to how positive emotions impact the heart, arteries and immune system, how to use visualisation, and even how the brain doesn’t distinguish between real and imaginary. David will also share some practical strategies for harnessing the mind-body connection, that can be put into place right away, that were used by people around the world to help facilitate their recoveries from illness, injury and disease.
As always we start the evening with a welcome hot brew and some free tasters of Ailey Mae’s Raw Chocolate before welcoming David to speak. Afterwards you will get the chance to met David in person and purchase signed copies of a selection of his bestselling books.
David has a first class honors degree in chemistry, specializing in biological and medicinal chemistry. He has the slightly geeky honour of having achieved 100% in his 3rd year university degree exam in ‘Statistical Mechanics’, which is a branch of quantum physics applied to chemistry.
After completing his PhD, he worked for 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry, first developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer, then a year managing leadership and change projects. During this time he also served as an athletics coach and manager of Sale Harriers Manchester, one of the UK’s largest athletics clubs, leading the Junior Men’s team to three successive UK finals. Upon leaving the pharmaceutical industry, he co-founded the international relief charity Spirit Aid Foundation and served as a director for 2 years.
While writing his first book (2004-2005), he taught chemistry (main) plus ecology and mathematics (secondary) at West College Scotland (formerly, James Watt College of Further and Higher Education) and tutored chemistry at the University of Glasgow.
He’s now a bestselling author of 8 books (No’s 9 and 10 are due out in 2017) published by Hay House UK, and offer talks and workshops that use science to inspire – fusing neuroscience, the mind-body connection, kindness, and philosophical and eastern spiritual teachings. He also writes a regular blog on his website as well as occasional blogs for the Huffington Post (US edition) and Psychologies Life Labs, and is a columnist for Soul and Spirit Magazine. In 2016, David won the Kindred Spirit, ‘Best MBS Writer Award’.
He has been featured in numerous publications, including ELLE, RED Magazine, Psychologies, YOU Magazine, Good Housekeeping (both UK & US), and several newspapers, and very recently he appeared on national TV talking about the mind body connection.
You might wonder how he got into writing on the subjects he does. In his own words, “Well, during my time in the pharmaceutical industry, I was fascinated by the placebo effect – how people improve through believing they are receiving a drug – so I began to study mind-body interactions in my spare time. I decided to leave the pharmaceutical industry after 4 years because I wanted to educate about the mind-body connection, help people to believe in themselves more, and spread a little more kindness in the world in my own way.”
Seats limited so booking in advance via this Pay Pal link is recommended.