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Ruby Wax and Ash Ranpura: The neuroscience of mindfulness
We are excited to offer this chance to discuss the neuroscience of mindfulness with Ruby Wax and Ash Ranpura as one of the events at BYOB, the public Festival of Neursocience run by the British Neursocience Association.

See more at https://meetings.bna.org.uk/BYOBonline

Ruby Wax - one of the BNA's Patrons - is a successful comedian, TV writer and performer of over 25 years. She also holds a Master ’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health.

She is the author of books Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled and has toured all over the world with the accompanying one-woman shows. Both books have reached the number one spot on the Sunday Times bestsellers list and a third book, How to Be Human: the manual was also a major bestseller. In March 2017 she launched Frazzled café in partnership with Marks & Spencer and in November 2017, she was announced as the president of the UK’s leading relationship support charity Relate.

Ash Ranpura is a neuroscientist and clinical neurologist who has been active in brain research for over 25 years. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University, his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio, carried out Ph.D. research at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Queen Square, London, and completed his residency in clinical neurology at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

He has recently co-authored a book on mindfulness and neuroscience with Ruby Wax and Gelong Thubten entitled How To Be Human: The Manual. He lives in Somerset with his wife, the novelist Susan Elderkin, and their son.

The format will be a panel discussion on the neuroscience of mindfulness, led by a representative of the BNA, with plenty of time for meaningful Q&A with attendees.

Please note that attendees participating in any webinars hosted by the BNA are expected to be polite and respectful – the full code of conduct is in the registration email.

Apr 22, 2021 01:00 PM in London

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