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The Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change (MCBC) is thrilled to announce that Sophie Scott (OAM) will be delivering a public lecture on Monday 26 February titled Defying Burnout & Thriving Through Change”
Sophie’s “Defying Burnout” public lecture is a fascinating journey into the science of burnout as well as sharing her personal experience with the debilitating syndrome.
In the one hour session Sophie helps participants understand and identify the difference between anxiety and stress and full blown burnout. She also outlines how to recognise the early signs of clinical burnout.
If left untreated, burnout can have a serious impact on your health and affect your heart, digestion, immune system, mood and cognitive abilities.
Breaking down the latest research into easy to understand and engaging language was a hallmark of Sophie’s extensive career as an award-winning medical reporter.
Calm Commit & Connect©
This unique program grew from Sophie’s personal experience of overcoming burnout. Using the latest neuroscience on burnout, she went on to design the Calm Commit and Connect© program to help others improve their emotional state, regulate their nervous system in times of stress and enhance their cognitive and creative abilities.
At the recent Workplace Wellness Festival her solutions-focused approach was praised as “…having helped so many people, providing insights and information they canuse in their personal lives and to implement in their workplaces. ”Tania Arlington Director WWF.
Please note, if you have already registered for the MCBC conference, there is no need to register for this event. Registration for this event only, is $30.
We hope you can join us for a thought-provoking evening, followed by light refreshments.
Samuel Moyn in conversation with Shaun McVeigh and Sundhya Pahuja
It’s hard not to feel pessimistic about the state of the world. The news is already bad; fake news and algorithms make it worse. Calls for academics to respond with a renewed responsibility in public debate often suffer from the same malaise. And the struggle for well-informed commentary can be hard to sustain in the light of the critical demands of justice and lawful conduct, and the criticism of law and justice.
Over the last fifteen years, Samuel Moyn has developed a sustained historical disenchantment of the promises and fantasies of the Euro-American post 1945 settlement. He is the author of several critical histories of international law and human rights including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010); Christian Human Rights (2015), and Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018). His recent books include Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (2022) and Liberalism Against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times (2023).
Join Sam in conversation with Melbourne scholars, Shaun McVeigh and Sundhya Pahuja about the role of the historian and jurist, styles of academic engagement in Western universities and the struggle between pessimism and hope in political discourse.
Shaun McVeigh is a professor of legal theory at Melbourne Law School. Sundhya Pahuja is a Melbourne Laureate Professor and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow.
From 5:30pm: Welcome reception with drinks and light refreshments provided in the level 9 Common Room.
From 6:30pm: Conversation with Prof. Samuel Moyn in Room 920, level 9
This event is supported by the Melbourne Law School, the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, the Laureate Program in Global Corporations and International Law and the Adelaide Writers’ Week.