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Shannon Harvey

Mind the hype: Is meditation all it’s cracked up to be?


Shannon Harvey is the award-winning director of the internationally acclaimed documentary, The Connection: Mind Your Body, about the link between our mind, body, and health.

Her new book The Whole Health Life is about finding good health after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. As a journalist and filmmaker she spent many years working for leading news organisations such as the ABC and Fairfax. She’s the recipient of the National Press Club of Australia’s ‘Health Journalist of The Year’ award and now produces a popular blog, whilst balancing her health and being the mother of two adventurous boys.

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Mind the hype

Mind the hype: Is meditation all it’s cracked up to be?

Meditation is hailed as a sure-fire solution to everything from workplace stress to trauma recovery, a way to cope with mental illness to the key to emotional balance. In the age of the selfie, wellness sells. But what are the facts, and what’s just hype?

Tuesday 21 May, 7.30pm - 9pm

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