We are being joined by our speaker Michael Matania, who works on behalf of the Mental Health charity ‘Mind’, where he spends his days spreading awareness on tools and techniques that help people to stay happy, healthy and well whilst coping with the challenges of life. Michael also co-founded The Present Moment Project, a social enterprise that seeks to make mindfulness training widely accessible to the most marginalised and hard to reach groups.

He will be discussing our addiction to thought, talking from his own experience of mental health problems. Michael will explore how moment-by-moment experience is clouded by worries about the imagined future, regrets about the past and a frustration with our present circumstances and will look at how it is possible to flip this situation on its head.

Together with the talk, we will hear real life stories from the community, sing some awesome songs and drink a vat of tea/cofee and eat a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.

BSL interpretation will be provided by volunteers Lauren Harris and Paul Hollingdrake!

We can't wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all!

Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't.

April 17, 2016 at 11am–12pm at Conway Hall

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