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Take away knowledge and practical steps towards better mental health.

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You’re Not On Your Own, Emily Clarkson

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Blogger Emily Clarkson set up her blog, Pretty Normal Me, as a way of saying to other young women like her and her sister that ‘you’re ok’. Whoever you are, whatever you look like — despite the pressure that she has noticed in other media. Emily has been diagnosed with anxiety and found herself prey […]

Whatever Warms Your Heart Up, Samantha Moyo

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Wellness Event Producer Samantha Moyo is the founding mother of the sober morning dance movement, Morning Gloryville. It’s a rave that lets people who love dancing the day in a playful, fun way without relying on drugs or alcohol. Samantha herself says she’s still an addict of sorts — Morning Gloryville helped her with drink […]

Enlightenment: Being High On Life, Venerable Pannawansa

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Buddhist Monk Buddhist monk Venerable Pannawansa is a well-known meditation teacher. Originally from Sri Lanka, he trained in Burma and now conducts courses in meditation and Buddhism at the London Buddhist Vihara. He explains how the principles behind Buddhist meditation — morality, focus and wisdom — can help us to avoid suffering and realise our […]

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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The Real You Doesn’t Have an Outlet, Susan Greenfield

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Neuroscientist We are in the midst of the worst social experiment ever, says scientist, author and broadcaster Susan Greenfield. Baroness Greenfield, a leading specialist on the workings of the brain, is convinced that social media stints our personal growth and adds to the mental anguish of young people. ‘We have to think about this now; […]

On God, Community, and Mental Health, Lord Carey

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Our communities are fragmented, so there is no natural support system for mental illness anymore, says Lord Carey. Instead, this former Archbishop of Canterbury supports ‘taking out pews’ to create 24-hour churches, functioning as community centres. Outspoken Carey, once leader of 70 million Anglicans worldwide, also supported the ordination of female […]

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Posture for Depression and Anxiety

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By Carolyn Cowan When not teaching Kundalini yoga I work as a sex therapist with a specialisation in trauma, addiction, anxiety and pre and postnatal issues. My 23 years of yoga practice informs my therapy work and equally, my therapy training constantly makes bridges across to my yoga teaching and personal practice. When we are […]

Gratitude – a Meditation Guide

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Learn the classic way to develop a sense of gratitude and appreciation for yourself and for others in this meditation guide brought to us by Buddhify. Download the Buddhify app here for iOS and here for Android. Rohan Gunatillake, founder of Buddhify recorded a Head Talk for us and you can view it here.

Celebrate Volunteers’ Week with a free book!

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For Volunteers’ Week, The Volunteer founder, Hugo Chittenden is offering Head Talks subscribers a FREE copy of his new book ‘The Volunteer: A Guide to Volunteering‘ (RRP £9.99). To get your free copy, email your postal address to news@headtalks.com, and why not nominate 3 friends to subscribe to Head Talks and we can send them their free copy too! […]

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