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Head Talks aims to inform, inspire and engage those interested in the mind and mental wellbeing.

Find people speaking from the heart and from their own experience.

Take away knowledge and practical steps towards better mental health.

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Deep Jungle Healing, Bruce Parry

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Indigenous Peoples Explorer He lived with tribes in Africa, South-America, Greenland and the Himalayas. He has filmed himself taking hallucinogenic potions, which he credits with helping to heal his traumas. Bruce Parry, a former Royal Marines Officer and award-winning documentary maker, says there’s something about the connectedness of indigenous people that nourishes mental health far better […]

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head Talks is for everyone.

Whether you suffer from clinical anxiety, worry a great deal, or are a little shy in public. You may get down some days, feel deeply depressed on others, or simply lack inspiration at times.

You may want to hear from others challenged by addiction, phobias, body image, social media. Or learn from leading thinkers and practitioners. Or discover a new therapy that’s right for you.

You may want to help someone close to you who is struggling.

You will find information and inspiration here.

Mental wellbeing concerns us all.

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Podcast highlights

Happy Heads – Headmaster Visionary, Sir Anthony Seldon

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Educationalist, Author and Co-founder of Action for Happiness Fed up with our education system, which he calls target-oriented and ‘sick’, Sir Anthony Seldon set out to teach children how to ‘lead lives full of meaning and love’ instead. Seldon, a prominent political historian and commentator, took his Buddhism-meets-school philosophy and successfully applied it to Wellington […]

Guerrilla Hostage: Mental Survival, Ingrid Betancourt

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Held Hostage by the Columbian FARC Ingrid Betancourt became headline news when she was kidnapped by the Colombian guerrilla movement FARC in 2002. The Columbian presidential candidate was held in the jungle, mistreated and tortured, until she, and 14 other hostages, were rescued by the Colombian military six years later. Betancourt, who has a son […]

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“Whatever it takes”: Head Talks launches!

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Whatever it takes When I flew home* to my wife and young daughter, having spent weeks in a hospital in Nashville, where one-by-one my internal organs had started shutting down in a catastrophic physical response to repressed mental stress, I knew I had to make a profound difference. I wouldn’t just work hard to maintain […]

Sleeping and Little Miss Sunshine,

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“I just wish I could go to sleep until I was eighteen. And skip all this crap, high school and everything. Just skip it..” This clip explains why that’s not a great idea (it’s funny too).

Hygge

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Malene Rydahl The Author of Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World. Hygge is the little secret of how the Danes recharge their batteries in a cosy and warm atmosphere with candles and delicious food. It is about being together in a simple and unpretentious way that […]

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