Two years after Head Talks’ launch, we turn to founder Oliver Chittenden to hear his own story of his mental health struggles. Now meditation is key, especially the discipline of making it a part of a daily routine, adding that 10 day silent retreats have been a game-changer. Oliver is also a fan of cold-water swimming. “I’ve started writing letters to my depression which has been a really interesting exercise. You’re saying to the depression ‘you’re not me’ and reinforcing your own identity, not a perceived weakness.” Ultimately, he finds his work at Head Talks to be hugely fulfilling, seeing the impact it has on people’s lives.
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 […]