How to say NO @ Number 177 Bar & Kitchen, London [26 June]

How to say NO

19:00 - 22:00

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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
177 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ London, United Kingdom
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Doors: 7pm Talk starts: 7.30pm

Why is it so hard to say ‘no’? Where does the ‘Disease to Please’ come from? Why is it so hard to kick? What methods are best for saying ‘no’?

Pleasing others, and always saying ‘yes’ when you don’t really want to, can leave
you feeling resentful, over-burdened and emotionally cluttered. Yet, we are all
taught to be polite and be nice to people. Too nice sometimes.

Thus, this talk explores how to say no: to work, colleagues, family, friends,
neighbours, partners, children, spouses, even complete strangers, and unwanted...
phone-callers and door-steppers, in a way that is both assertive and effective.

Conversely, how do you know when you really want to say ‘Yes’? Can you say ‘no’ and then change to ‘yes’?

At root, this talk will focus on helping you identify where you say ‘no’ too readily, and how to find the things you really want to say ‘yes’ to.

Also, it will knock guilt, obligation, ought and should on the head and help you learn how to really please yourself.

Corinne Sweet is the author of over bestselling 16 books, including popular psychology (The Mindfulness Journal (Pan Macmillan), ghostwritten life story/biography (Thrown Away Child (Simon & Schuster), and social history (Money On't Table: Grit, Work and Family Pride in the Heartlands of England (September). For more see

Corinne is a seasoned broadcaster, having spent over six years as a reporter on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. She also spent three years as a Big Brother Psychologist and has been an 'agony aunt' on TV and Radio. Corinne still appears regularly on national and regional radio and TV, such as BBC Breakfast (BBC 1).

As a Psychotherapist, Corinne works with individuals and couples at the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms in North London. She is also a screenwriter, dramatist and librettist, and the Chair of the Books Committee of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain. Corinne sings in Highgate Choral Society and enjoys swimming, sailing, walking and gardening. She has one daughter and lives in London as a happily divorced woman.

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