We realise this year has been difficult so this ALSO Twixtmas, we’ll be taking advice from a neuroscientist, a psychiatrist, and a therapist, who will be giving us three very different perspectives on managing the mental load of 2020. And as part of our commitment to big ideas, we’ve made these three events open to all:

Many of us struggle with overthinking but rarely does this treat the stresses of our lives, instead we risk becoming overwhelmed. So we’re so pleased to hear from metacognitive specialist and author of Live More Think Less Dr Pia Callesen who will be beaming in from Denmark to explain her research into how we can take back control of our thinking processes. Join us on this link 28th December, 10am.

2020 has been tough but Everything Isn’t Terrible, and to prove it we have therapist and respected mental health writer, Dr Kathleen Smith beaming in from Washington, DC to explain how her work can help us live a less anxious life - the subject of her new book: Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety and Finally Calm Down. Join us on this link on 28th December, 1:15 pm.

To help us find our own way to effectively process the stress of this most unusual year, we’ve invited academic psychiatrist of the year, Prof. Carmine Pariante (Kings College London) to ALSO Twixtmas. He played a sold-out Salon - The Science of STRESS! - to a packed out room in Jan in which he explained how to manage our stress. We're going back to him at the end of the year for a fireside chat to reprise, catch up, and take a re-look at what we can do - following this most unusual year. Join us on this link 29th December, 11am.

And there will be plenty of time for questions via our Zarucchi platform...

Want to take a look at what's on at ALSO Twixtmas? The full line-up is here.

Tickets for individual events are now available or why not join us for the whole festival? We have a very limited number of early bird £29 tickets available - get yours here.