Louis de Bernières, the bestselling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, struggled with the fame that came with the success of the book. He found the attention crippling and it was 10 years before he could write for enjoyment again. Louis also talks about his anger issues triggered by a custody battle to see his children. […]
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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.
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Actress and filmmaker Liana Cornell was drawn to environmental issues from an early age, helped by her unconventional upbringing as the child of filmmakers. She wanted to use her platform as an actress to shine a spotlight on environmental organisations whose work might not have been known. But the work left her drained and burned […]
Danny started counselling when he began to experience bullying during the transition to secondary school. He was experiencing anxiety attacks and his school work was suffering. His parents suggested that he talk to a therapist. Danny has found his counselling helpful because he says it offers him small things that he remembers to do every […]
Mental Health First Aid Instructor ‘Are you suicidal?’ is a fine question to ask, says Hazel Sawyers. Because ‘most of us back away and don’t know what to do.’ Energizing, humorous, and an incredible listener, Sawyers has been teaching Mental Health First Aid for over twenty years. ‘Wouldn’t it make sense if just as when […]
Inspiration from our Blog
Business strategist and coach Simon Alexander Ong has recorded an exclusive masterclass for Head Talks where he teaches us how to maximise our own energy, to help drive our potential. As we reflect on the end of the year, Simon’s words ’slow down to speed up’ seem appropriate. He tells us that “silence […]
After a period of emotional difficulties when she had young children, Julia Adams searched for an alternative to medication and discovered EFT (tapping). It worked so well at bringing about calm – for her and her children – that she decided to train as a practitioner. “I’m far more resourced now to deal […]
Professional big wave surfer Matt Bromley is no stranger to fear. He has learned that when he chooses to face his fear, his purpose comes alive. He has seen a direct connection between fear and negativity and his performance. “I have had to shift my mindset to see the massive challenge as an […]
Happiness follows a mathematical equation, says Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer at Google X. If you dig deeper into every time you felt really happy, you’ll find the happiness you feel is the result of a match between what is happening at the time and what your expectations are. Mo explains how […]
Many of us have tried meditation through an app or following a video. And with any luck, it’s made us curious to learn more, says Jillian Lavender, co-founder of London Meditation Centre and New York Meditation Center. She explains how using a mantra can unlock a deeper sense of rest and clearer focus. […]
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem this year. 1 in 6 will be experiencing a problem in any given week this year. You may not even know who they are. Head Talks believes that every week is Mental Health Awareness Week.
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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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Keri-Anne Payne is a triple Olympian and world champion open water swimmer. She also now teaches others the best and safest way to enjoy the open water — and cold water in particular. She’s working with Chill UK to teach stressed NHS staff about the benefits of the water. Keri-Anne teaches them how to control […]
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 […]
Jada Sezer says the lockdown has meant a rollercoaster of emotions to her, a process of grieving for our past life and its routines. The model and campaigner said: “Every week is different. I might start the week happy and end the week collapsed on the sofa. There’s a heaviness in the world. Some days […]
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 […]