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A Crazy Dream of Rio Gold, Anne Usher MBE

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Paralympic Champion  Anne Usher was a physiotherapist and competitive cyclist until a back injury left her unable to ride, or to heal herself. She felt an inward spiral of failure and feeling she was the victim. Volunteering for the London Olympics in 2012 was “one of the best tonics” and led to a chance meeting with […]

Under Siege and Fighting Back, Jamie Sanderson

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Former Royal Marine sniper Jamie Sanderson served in Afghanistan. He was under attack in intense, chaotic battlegrounds. Not surprisingly, defending his comrades in a place where he was expecting to get hit, hurt or killed every day took its toll on his nerves. The contrast of returning home injured was also a shock. Jamie began […]

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 […]

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 Breath of Life, Max Strom

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As a yoga teacher, Max Strom saw the powerful effects that really using our breath can have. He’s now teaching the benefits to others, including doctors. Breathwork, he says, can release long-held emotions such as fear and grief. The way we breathe is connected to how we communicate and what we feel.  In an age […]

A Bridge to the Future, Jonny Benjamin MBE

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Mental Health Campaigner Ten years ago, Jonny Benjamin was at a low point. He was talked out of a suicide attempt on Waterloo Bridge. His quest to find the man who rescued him, Neil Laybourn, became famous. Jonny’s now written a book about his story, his illness and his progress towards recovery. Jonny talks to […]

The Search For Meaningful Connections, Johann Hari

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The author and journalist Johann Hari was first diagnosed with depression as a teenager. In his new book, Lost Connections, he investigates broader approaches to mental health that go beyond medication. He argues that creating more meaningful connections with society and with nature, and having more control over our work and our lives, can provide […]

The Proven Power of Being Kind, Dr. Kristin Neff

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The Self-Compassion Pioneer Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others, says Dr. Kristin Neff. Yet we turn out not to be very good at the first. Neff, a leading expert on self-compassion, is an associate professor at the University of Texas in Austin. She is a professor, bestselling author […]

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Time to Heal

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Meg James, an accredited meditation and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about sharing a modern approach to ancient practices, has shared a short guided meditation with us, which will help you surrender and release painful emotions. Meg is a practitioner on the Insight Timer App. 

World Friendship Day! A Message from Persia Lawson

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On Monday, July 30, it’s World Friendship Day and we want to celebrate those that are close to us. What does friendship mean to you? One of Head Talks’ friends and supporters, Persia Lawson, has made a video to share her thoughts on the importance of friendship. And now it’s your turn! Send us a […]

Head Talks goes surfing with the Wave Project!

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We recently joined the Wave Project for their surf session in St Ives. There, we saw first hand how surf therapy helps improve the lives of young people, particularly those suffering from mental health challenges. We had a fantastic day with the young surfers and made this short video to show the important […]

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