Overwhelmed with insomnia and an incurable autoimmune disease, Shannon Harvey needed to make a change. But while the award-winning health journalist found plenty of recommendations on diet, sleep and exercise, when she looked for the equivalent of a 30-minute workout for her mental wellbeing, there was nothing.
Worried for the future mental health of her kids who were growing up amidst epidemics of stress, anxiety, depression and addiction, Shannon enlisted a team of scientists to put meditation to the test. Could learning to quiet our busy minds be the simple solution the world so desperately needs?
Throughout her year of living mindfully Shannon is poked, prodded, scanned and screened as she travels the world to interview 18 of the world’s leading mindfulness scientists and pioneers. But after a 30,000 kilometre journey from the bright lights of Manhattan to the dusty refugee camps of the Middle East, what begins as a self-experiment, transforms into a life-changing experience.
My Year of Living Mindfully is filled with compelling stories, groundbreaking science, and unexpected insights that go to the heart of what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.
6:30pm: Arrive and mingle
6:45pm: Official Welcome
7:00pm: Film begins (1 hour + 38 mins)
8:38pm: Discussion, sharing and connecting
This is part of a series of documentary screenings to come together, learn, raise awareness and discuss.
Join us for all 7 evenings or check the individual events for each screening: Conscious Movie Mondays or https://events.humanitix.com/conscious-movies
20 July: The Story of Plastic
27 July: Prayers of the Ancient Ones
3 August: The Pollinators
10 August: My Year of Living Mindfully
17 August: RiverBlue
24 August: The Great Transmission
31 August: Fantastic Fungi
Conscious Action events are a space to connect with like-minded people, collaborate to come up with inspiring ideas, and celebrate what we are already contributing to the collective.
How to get to The Workshop Auckland?
You could consider this as the preferred option of getting to the event. If anyone is interested in the Walking Bus, keep an eye on the Facebook event page.
By public transport
Check on google maps to see which bus or train can deliver you to the event
Alright you cool conscious people - let's try to reduce our event footprint by carpooling! Use the Facebook event page to tell us if you intend to drive, and where from, and perhaps others in your area can join you!
Note that there is some parking at the premises using Parkable. Also, there is street parking, but being Ponsonby, make sure that you leave enough time to find a spot on the street.
Look for the sign on the street and the green door!