At Café Scientifique, you can explore the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed setting. Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion with our guest speaker and audience.
We’ll be joined by Dr Laura Renshaw-Vuillier on Tuesday 6 December from 6:30 – 8:00pm.
Society tells us that we should always try to be happy. But life isn’t perfect and expecting constant happiness can actually be unhealthy.
Negative emotions, like sadness or anger, are a normal part of life – we all experience these. The problem arises when we try to suppress them in order to only feel ‘happy’ emotions. In doing so, negative emotions paradoxically become more overwhelming, and we might turn to harmful behaviours to make us feel better.
In this talk we’ll explore practical tips, based on research, to help us better understand, accept and manage our emotions. This talk will also briefly touch on eating disorders and the role of emotions on these conditions.
Please note: this talk will explore research in the area of emotions, but it is not an intervention or treatment. You should seek advice elsewhere if you think you need help.
This event will be held at The Black Cherry in Boscombe, Bournemouth. Although the talk starts at 6:30pm, the café will be open early, so we encourage you to arrive early for a drink and a bite to eat before the talk starts.
Attendance is free but booking is required
Should you have any questions about this event, or if you would like to get involved with a future Café Sci talk, please contact the Public Engagement Team; firstname.lastname@example.org