The Right Time
When it’s the right time love rushes in
When it’s the right time the heartbeat begins
There’s no rhyme or reason
When the loneliness ends
When it’s the right time love wins
"Night Time Is the Right Time" or "The Right Time" is a rhythm and blues song recorded by American musician Nappy Brown in 1957, also by Ray Charles, James Brown and more. This is how I feel about our up coming forum “World in a Brainstorm.”  We have decided to postpone it till 5th, 6th and 7th May 2023.

To keep you in the loop we will feature participating speakers. This edition features Professor Jenny Rodger.  Meet one of our colleagues, PLEX RP Alynka Youngman and M4M marched in the streets of Bern in the second Swiss Mad Pride parade – 4000 participants! 

~ Maria Halphen (Founder/Director)
"World in a Brainstorm" Forum...... The date has changed to the 5th-7th of May
Associate Professor Jenny Rodger 
Associate Professor Jenny Rodger  has been a partner of Meeting for Minds through her work with Synergies. PLEX have been meeting with her to learn and share ideas about her  rTMS (Repetitive Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation) study. This study focuses particularly on how magnetic stimulation of the brain can be harnessed to treat depression.
Learn more about Jenny and her research here
Watch Jenny's SYNERGIES with PLEX
Alynka Youngman
Alynka Youngman
Alynka is a valued contributor to Meeting for Minds.  She is participating as a PLEX RP in the Synergies studies with Professor Rodger’s rTMS study. More recently has joined the management team  where she is developing planning and management systems and sharing her valuable experience  with our young and growing team.
Learn more about Alynka
Mad Pride

Thank you very much Manon, Jean-Pierre and Maé!
Dear Mad Pride friends

The Second National Mad Pride is history.  Last Saturday, after repeated postponements due to COVID, it was finally able to take place.

Almost 4,000 people from all over Switzerland took part in the colourful  parade through Bern's old town.  In an exuberant, happy mood, they paraded through the streets in the direction of Bundesplatz in colourful costumes and with many messages formulated on T-shirts and posters.

Quite a few spectators spontaneously joined the march, which was carried out in a peaceful atmosphere with lots of music and loud shouts.  After about 90 minutes, the parade reached the Bundesplatz, where a 3-hour cultural program and dedicated speeches awaited the participants at almost 35 degrees.

 Not everyone braved the heat and some left the Bundesplatz earlier than intended.  But that had no effect on the performances, which were presented with a lot of joy, commitment and creativity.  They were accompanied by the inspired moderation by Marina Fischer and Patrick Morier-Genoud.

Mad Pride 2022 was a complete success.  We would like to thank all the volunteers who, with their great commitment, contributed to the fact that the whole event went off peacefully and safely.
Café Scientifique
The planned topic:
Inherited Trauma: Epigenetics in Action...
Prof. Isabelle Mansuy - Institute of Neuroscience, ETH Zurich and Laboratory of
Laboratory of Neuroepigenetics, University of Zurich

But as can happen Isabelle fell very very unwell just prior to the Cafe Scientific was to start. A Knight in shining armour Professor Jean Rossier  
Neuroscientist, member of the French Academie of science and the European Academy of Science and more stepped in and saved the day! A GREAT Thank you again to Jean, the event was a real success thanks to you.

We are looking forward to rescheduling Isabelle Mansuy's presentation as described - so keep watching this space. 
Professor Rossier’s presentation 
Our most recent 20Peace took place on the solstice and nature rewarded us with this lovely monochrome rainbow.  If you would like a short 20 minutes of Peace, come join us in front of the North Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club at 6:30 on Tuesday mornings. Where ever you are in the wold take 20 minutes sit quietly in nature and share with us your special spot on Instagram #20peace. 
M4M - SYNERGIES is currently working in Western Australia and Switzerland. Visit SYNERGIES for further information on these projects.

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