Sunday, April 7, 2013: Collective Deep Breath

Radical Resilience Week launches with a collective deep breath. Advances in the study of neuroscience have clearly shown a link between deep breathing and personal wellbeing and good health.

In recognition of World Health Day and to kick off Radical Resilience Week, TEDxHappyValley organisers and MindUP are encouraging Hong Kongers to stop and take a collective deep breath at precisely 12:00 noon on Sunday, April 7 at Olympic Square in Hong Kong Park.

This action is both simple and powerful. The increased oxygen circulating in the brain lowers levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increases the levels of serotonin and dopamine in the body, the things that increase positive feelings. This is a reminder to do something good for your body, and can you imagine a collective de-stressing of Hong Kong?

Monday 8th April: In conversation with Yaron Bob

Yaron is an artist and humanitarian, best known for turning Qassam rockets into metal roses and other inspiring artwork. To see more about Yaron’s work, please visit: www.rocketsintoroses.com/artist.html

Location: Hollywood Hair Salon, 23 / floor, Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong

Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Cost: $250 includes wine and nibbles

Tuesday 9th April: Radical ResilienceActive Communication Speaker Showcase

Guest Speakers:

*The Honorable Mrs. Anson Chan GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP, former Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

*Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., author of the international bestselling book, Prisoners of Our Thoughts

*Elaine Dundon, MBA, author of the acclaimed book, The Seeds of Innovation.

Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

Location: Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Cost: $280 includes breakfast and raffle entry. For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.activecommunication.net/showcaseflyer.pdf


Tuesday 9th April: Feeding Hong Kong Bread Run

Feeding Hong Kong is the only food bank in Hong Kong dedicated to redistributing surplus food to people in need. By providing a bridge between the food industry and the hungry of Hong Kong, we provide a solution that simultaneously cuts food waste and feeds those most in need. The Bread Run engages individual and pairs of volunteers in the nightly collection of surplus fresh bread, across Hong Kong. All bread run donations are redistributed amongst the FHK charity network. To find out more, please visit http://feedinghk.org/bread-run/

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

To register, and select your venue, please visit http://radicalresiliencebrapr9.eventbrite.hk/

Wednesday 10th April: Resiliency in Children, Parent Conference

This transformative session will explore the search for meaning of children and its affects on:

• Aggression Addiction * Bullying * Mental Health

• Learn how to become a ‘Meaning Mentor’
•Learn to focus on engagement, leadership and responsibility

We welcome parents, teachers, health care professionals and students.

Time: 9.30am – 11.00am

Cost: $200 in advance, $250 on the door

Location: Renaissance College Hong Kong, 5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan (nearest station: Heng On)

Register at http://buildingresilienceinchildren.eventbrite.hk/

Wednesday 10th April: Hong Kong Green Drinks, “Anthrocapitalism, the New Business Paradigm”

Guest Speakers: Dr. Alex Pattakos and Dr. Elaine Dundon

Hong Kong Green Drinks is an informal monthly opportunity for anyone interested in CSR, social / environmental justice, sustainable development etc to meet, chat, and network. 

To find out more about Green Drinks, and to sign-up, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/Hong-Kong-Green-Drinks/

Location: Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm (free entry)


Thursday 11th April: Our Resilient Oceans’

A special curation of TED themed talks as part of the Hong Kong San Francisco Ocean Film Festival. To find out more, please visit http://www.oceanrecov.org/hong-kong-san-francisco-ocean-film-festival/info.html

Location: Agnes B cinema, HK Arts Cinema, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $80

Tickets: Purchase Here


Thursday 11th April: General Assembly Fireside Chat: Leading and Innovating with Meaning

How do you ensure you remain competitive as a business, that your employees are engaged and and that you have a positive impact on the communities around you? In today’s economic climate it’s ever more critical that innovation is central to all aspects of an organisation, from its products and services to its dealings with the public. In this intimate fireside chat, Dr Elaine Dundon and Alex Pattakos will share the power of innovation and how to inject this through every aspect of yourbusiness.

Location: The Hive, 21/F, 23 Luard Rd, Wan Chai 

Time: 7:00pm – 8.30pm

Cost: $250

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6126234733


All week: Micro-Lane Way Galleries, Tai Hang

Micro-Resilience: Small ways people are creatively changing their world.

A free walking tour of the vibrant lane ways of Tai Hang – art works in themselves, embellished into micro-galleries, that celebrate a uniquely  resilient but rapidly changing neighbourhood.  Tiny representations in  overlooked spaces will feature artists around the world who challenge the way we might react, and shine light on an alternative way of seeing. Participants will be encouraged to explore using torches to investigate crevices, cracks, micro installations that creatively bend and change the rules and perceptions of our world.


Curated by Kat Roma Greer of Rue de la Rocket, and Bruce Foreman of PhotosWithAnEdge

NB: Tours are in English, and are FREE

Sign up at: http://microresilience.eventbrite.com/


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