Thinking Space Book Club

Fascinated by psychology? Love a good book?

Every month at the Thinking Space Book Club we discuss the psychological themes of books selected to inspire, challenge and help you grow, with lively but informal discussions led by me and regular special guests. Part reading group, part Q&A, it’s the book club for people who like to think.  

Open to all.

Coming Up…

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The next book is On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Timeless advice on the art of living well (Penguin)

On the Shortness of Life is a moral essay written by Seneca the Younger, a Roman Stoic philosopher. The philosopher brings up many Stoic principles on the nature of time, namely that people waste much of it in meaningless pursuits. According to the essay, nature gives people enough time to do what is really important and the individual must allot it properly. In general, time is best used by living in the present moment in pursuit of the intentional, purposeful life. (Wikipedia)

Date: Tuesday 24th September

Time: 8pm - 9pm (BST)

Location: Online via Instagram Stories (@FoodAndPsych) and webinar. Link to be released a day or so in advance.


resources

Link to free audio book

Link to free text file


Previous Sessions

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90 Seconds to a Life you Love by Joan I. Rosenberg

Sadness, shame, helplessness, anger, embarrassment, disappointment, frustration, and vulnerability. In 30 years as a practicing psychologist, Dr. Joan Rosenberg has found that what most often blocks people from success and feeling capable in life is the inability to experience, move through, and handle these 8 unpleasant feelings. Knowing how to deal with intense, overwhelming, or uncomfortable feelings is essential to building confidence, emotional strength, and resilience. Yet when we distract or disconnect from these feelings, we move away from confidence, health, and our desired pursuits, ultimately undermining our ability to fully realize our ambitions.”

Date: Tuesday 3rd September


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Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller

“In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle.

Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mate) follow, offering a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections with the people they love.”

Date: Tuesday 30th July

Resources

Strange Situation - Secure (Watch from 1 min 15 seconds in)

Strange Situation - Avoidant

Still Face Experiment

Online Quiz to identify your attachment style

Overview of Adult Attachment theory

Ghosts in the Nursery

Link to audio