ISF Breakfast Briefing - Why it might be better to lose yourself than find yourself

Tuesday 18 February 2020, 9:30am to 10:30am


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Open to

Alumni, Postgraduates, Staff


Registration not required - just turn up

Registration Info

As breakfast is provided kindly email to notify us of your attendance. 

Event Details

Every Tuesday 09.30 – 10.30, during term, we invite an academic to brief us on their research. The format is a 30 minute talk followed by discussion.

Why it might be better to lose yourself than find yourself

Prof. Fiona Lobban

Although many of us spend a lot of time thinking about ourselves, most of us don’t spend much time thinking about how we conceptualise our “self”. You are cordially invited to come to the ISF breakfast briefing to wonder about the nature of your “self” and specifically the role it plays in your mental wellbeing. We will consider a hotchpotch of ideas ranging through psychotherapy, dissociative states of self, Buddhism, and psychedelic trips. You will be challenged to consider how different ways of conceptualising the self could be linked to different mental health futures. Beware – its more of a dog’s breakfast than a breakfast briefing! But you are very welcome to join in.

Contact Details

Name Louise Bush

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