Music brings us huge benefits, especially around confidence and engagement, says On:Song co-founder George Bell. “When we sing with the correct diaphragmatic breathing, we feel clearer and more awake. It gives us the opportunity to mindfully reconnect with ourselves through the simple act of singing.” It also makes groups feel more connected, he says. “Not […]
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Head Talks aims to inform, inspire and engage those interested in mental health and wellbeing.
Find people speaking from the heart and from their own experience, as well as a wide range of experts and healers sharing their tips and insights to help us work towards better mental health and wellbeing.
Inspiring Head Talks
As a child, Eryca Freemantle was bullied at school for being different, and remembers the constant feeling of heaviness and sadness. Home was her safe space. But when a life-changing accident left her with serious facial scarring from burns, those memories of childhood bullying came back. After suffering a breakdown, having suicidal thoughts and finally […]
DJ and presenter Emma Conybeare didn’t expect her mental health to deteriorate over the years, but two years ago she had a breakdown. She turned to the NHS for therapy, finding support through CBT. This year has been the best she has felt for years, staying positive and motivated. Music has the power to change […]
Will Williams is a teacher of meditation, but he doesn’t look like the stereotype of a guru. Will came to meditation after suffering from insomnia for years. Vedic meditation is an ancient tradition but Will says it has many lessons for how we live now, in a world where so many of us are constantly […]
Inspiration from our Blog
Here’s Rufus the Walrus: a character created by Head Talks ambassador Lorna Collins. He will be featuring in an upcoming book alongside Sauerkraut the Sloth and Pritt the Piranha Fish. “I created these characters in response to the pandemic pandemonium,” said Lorna, describing her inspiration. The process brings me happiness.” Many thanks to Lorna – you can watch her Head Talk here and see her […]
Career coach and Head Talks ambassador Anna Percy-Davis has some helpful ideas to ease ourselves out of lockdown and back into a more “normal” life. Take time to enjoy these fresh experiences and don’t try and get back to everything at once. Forget FOMO – just be present. And don’t forget: you don’t […]
Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill, and happiness is always just around the corner? Are you disappointed that the things you buy don’t bring you lasting happiness? Professor Paul Dolan, from LSE’s Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, explains why this happens and what we can do to improve the way we feel. – […]
Forget what you’ve been told about setting goals and making them achievable, says performance and leadership expert Jack Black. The most visionary people have had ideas that seemed unachievable at first. But the idea excited them so much that it stopped them thinking ‘how can I do this?” and moved them to “why […]
Author and leadership expert James Kerr has studied high-performing teams including the All Blacks to learn the secrets of their success. In this video, he talks about the role of a good leader in building responsibility and resilience. “Leaders create other leaders by passing the ball, to use a sporting analogy. The ideal […]
Attaining happiness is as predictable as getting fit, says Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google X and founder of One Billion Happy. “If you make happiness your priority and go to the happiness ‘gym’ four to five times a week, you will be happier.” Mo says that if we make it […]
MASTERCLASSES and Workshops
Dive even deeper into the world of mental health and wellbeing by signing up to our Masterclasses and Digital Workshops. Delivered by today’s leading voices, HeadTalks’ Masterclasses will give you exclusive access to insight, exercises and lifestyle tips – taking you deeper into the beautiful realm of what it means to be human.
Building Resilience To Deal With Hard Times
A toolkit for accessing our natural resources
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Dr Rangan Chatterjee,
Pioneer of Progressive Medicine
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Famous Turkish author
On discovering the power of the written word.
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In his book, ‘Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon’, Dr Rahul Jandial uses what he has seen from years of operating on brains in trauma to tell the rest of us how best to keep our brains healthy. While the brain is an extremely complex and fascinating organ, there are simple things we can do […]
Lucid dreaming is a state where you’re asleep, but aware that you’re dreaming. Charlie Morley says that almost anyone can learn how to do it. He’s a teacher of lucid dreaming and a student of Buddhism. Charlie says that not only is lucid dreaming fun — like a virtual reality simulation — but it has […]