SEPTEMBER 2017 GENERAL MEETING
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. DAVID HAMILTON
THE FIVE SIDE-EFFECTS OF KINDNESS
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017
09:30am - 12:30pm
The Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
(Closest tube: South Kensington or High Street Kensington)
After completing his PhD, Dr. David Hamilton worked as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry for four years, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. During this time he was also an athletics coach and team manager of one of the UK's largest athletics clubs. Inspired by the placebo effect, David resigned from the pharmaceutical industry to research, write and teach about the mind-body interactions and how the power of the mind and emotions impact health.
David will speak on his latest book, The Five Side Effects of Kindness, showing how being helpful is mentally, emotionally and physically healthy. Science shows that the feelings of warmth and connection through being kind have a powerful impact on the heart, immune system and the ageing process in an opposite way to how feeling stress can have harmful effects. David will discuss how the five side effects of kindness affect one’s health; how being kind impacts mental and emotional health; how it affects physical health, including the arteries, immune system, skin, nervous system; how it can be the secret ingredient to successful relationships; and even how kindness is contagious.
David is now a bestselling author of nine books. His work fuses neuroscience and the mind-body connection. He writes regular blogs for the Huffington Post and Psychologies Life Labs. He has also been featured in numerous publications, including ELLE, RED Magazine, Psychologies, YOU Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and several newspapers. David’s latest project is a collaboration with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way charity, having written an article on kindness for the organisation. Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 with the goal of creating a kinder and braver world.
GENERAL MEETING SCHEDULE:
9:30am - 10:30am - Registration. Coffee and tea, kcwc Activities sign-ups and shopping
10:30am - Doors to the auditorium open
10:30am - 12 noon - Club announcements followed by Guest Speaker (no latecomers will be allowed into the auditorium after the doors close)
12 noon - Book signing
12:30 – 2:30pm - Hospitality luncheon (plese sign-up upon arrival at the hospitality desk. First-come, first-serve basis).
There is a £10 fee for non-members which is redeemable if you become a member at the event. Guests and Members must sign up and register upon arrival.
Latecomers will not be allowed into the auditorium.