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It’s time to be progressive

True stories

Will Pike was paralysed after an injury during the hotel bombings in Mumbai in 2008. He now campaigns for better diversity across corporations and communities. “We have the entire population trying to accommodate themselves in different ways because of coronavirus. Many of the factors in this ‘new way of living’ are factors that […]

A situation rich with growth opportunities

Struggle & success

Psychotherapist and coach Petra Velzeboer has limited her own access to news at the moment, to take herself out of the fear loop and lower her cortisol. Her upbringing in a religious cult has helped her build her own resilience. So, Petra has focused on connecting with people and asking her what they’re […]

Find some comfort in the solitude

Struggle & success

Adventurer Sarah Outen has spent 500 days in complete isolation over the last few years, rowing solo across oceans. She found that there was a peace and openness to the solitude, and a real sense of who she was. But it’s difficult to recreate the contact and closeness of having people near you. […]

We can still control our spirits

Struggle & success

Held hostage for seven years in the Colombian jungle by a guerrilla group, former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt came up with some strategies to survive. “While we may all be feeling that we have lost control of our lives, there are still things we can control. We can organise our time, our […]

Managing your anxiety in today’s uncertainty

Struggle & success

Charlie Cannon advises us how to manage our anxiety levels and panic during times of extraordinary confusion and worry of the coronavirus pandemic. For those that suffer anyway, the bombardment of news can be overwhelming. Spend time in nature and walk off or exercise to lower spikes in your cortisol. Try and stop the […]

Nurturing the young individual

Feed your mind

Sophie Kirby Research shows that the consistent loving attention of just one caregiver makes all the difference to a child’s chances of long-term mental health. At Sophie and Friends, our mission is to offer that voice of care.Our videos aim to nurture preschool and primary-aged children and provide a loving refuge.At our core is the message: We are all worthy of love, just […]

Centering yourself

Struggle & success

Rachel Kelly Every time I travel by plane, I am reminded that it is not selfish or navel-gazing to look after yourself: to take care of others we need to take care of ourselves. We all know the emergency instructions: put your own oxygen mask on first before you attend to those around you. Begin […]

An exercise to manage worry

Feed your mind

Rachel Kelly, bestselling writer, public speaker and mental health campaigner, has written a new book, Singing in the Rain. It is a workbook of 52 exercises that you can complete, week by week as you take on more responsibility for your own mental health. Exercises include letters and drawings to personalise and create your own […]

Kick It!

Feed your mind Off Grid Therapy Uncategorized

Oliver (Founder) Head Talks founder takes us to his local boxing club We all know sport is good for you. But it also turns out to be essential for healthy minds. Some workouts have even more added value. Here Head Talks founder Oli takes us to his local boxing club, where spirits are […]

Alex Zanardi: Speed and Mental Resilience

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Alex Zanardi Paralympic Gold Medalist & ex F1 driver. Alex Zanardi talks to Head Talks about resilience, perseverance and doing what makes you happy every day. A horrific car crash nearly cost the champion race car driver his life. Instead it took his legs. But against all odds, the Italian icon got back […]