It's a new year and the beginning of Clear Spot Club.
Over the summer, I've been researching all sorts of ideas for the annual program, looking into the latest debates about anxiety therapy, hunting out critiques on meditation, watching Professor Anil Seth on consciousness, reading reports about why there is a gender pay gap, as well as plotting a dance program — I miss going out dancing.
The first Clear Spot Club workshop is "Women at Work", which will be run by Jenny Morris and Yolanda Beattie. The pair will be offering tips and tricks for women feeling annoyed at work about their salaries and lack of promotion. You can read more about the class here.
Another stream for Clear Spot will be "anxiety", largely inspired by this British essay We are all very anxious and the success of The Ethics of Anxiety, a panel I programmed at the Ethics Centre which was broadcast on ABC Radio National. There are a lot of anxious cats out there but why? Or are there bigger forces at play. We'll also be looking at alternative "treatments", away from the world of CBT and medication.
--Jackie, President of Clear Spot.
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