Off to Ghent…

Well I can safely say I don’t think I could have practised the talk I will give this Saturday at 11.02 (!) at De Bijloke in Ghent for TEDx anymore than I have.

This morning saw my last practise run to around 50 secondary school students with an interest in psychology. Not surprisingly teens don’t respond in the same way as adults. At one moment when they spontaneously tittered at one comment, it was followed immediately by a collective squirming in seats as they realised they had shown a visible reaction. They sat quietly and patiently and gave me a large round of applause at the end so as far as I was concerned they were a great audience.

Saturday will see me give the big talk itself; and my husband can be reassured he will not have to listen to me practise it anymore.

TEDx Ghent


Published by Vanessa Potter

I'm Vanessa, writer, speaker and meditation enthusiast. I wasn't always a writer. I used to make annoying TV ads, which I'd still be doing, if I hadn't woken up blind and paralysed one morning in 2012. Yup. It was one helluva wake-up call and I wrote a book about it. That experience turned me into the curious, self-experimenting, brain-obsessed woman I am now. I've just spent the last 3 years practising 10 different meditation techniques as part of a ground-breaking EEG study with Cambridge. Follow me to find out what happened. 'Finding my Right Mind: One Woman's Experiment to put Meditation to the Test, publishing 2021.

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