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Recovery Through Art, Andy Hollinghurst

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Depression & Art On the surface Andy Hollinghurst was calm, controlled and pleasant. Qualities needed for his job as a school headmaster. But underneath, this father of five suffered from debilitating anxiety and depression. After a massive burnout, Andy discovered the healing qualities of painting, documenting his crash, and eventually, his recovery. Andy is now […]

Happy Heads – Headmaster Visionary, Sir Anthony Seldon

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Educationalist, Author and Co-founder of Action for Happiness Fed up with our education system, which he calls target-oriented and ‘sick’, Sir Anthony Seldon set out to teach children how to ‘lead lives full of meaning and love’ instead. Seldon, a prominent political historian and commentator, took his Buddhism-meets-school philosophy and successfully applied it to Wellington […]

Guerrilla Hostage: Mental Survival, Ingrid Betancourt

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Held Hostage by the Columbian FARC Ingrid Betancourt became headline news when she was kidnapped by the Colombian guerrilla movement FARC in 2002. The Colombian presidential candidate was held in the jungle, mistreated and tortured, until she, and 14 other hostages, were rescued by the Colombian military six years later. Betancourt, who has a son […]

Post-Natal: Hope out of Darkness, Rachel Kelly

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Writer, Journalist & Mental Health Campaigner Rachel Kelly had come to terms with the idea that it was ‘fine to die’. Her anxiety was just too overwhelming. With the help of medication and therapy, Rachel, then a prominent journalist at the Times newspaper, slowly clawed her way back. In this moving account she talks about […]

The Modern Day Wizard, Andrew Wallas

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The Modern Day Wizard Disconnection from ourselves is the biggest ailment of our time. Andrew Wallas, a former financial whizz-kid-turned-psychic counsellor, has made it his mission to reconnect us with those parts of ourselves we are running away from. ‘Too often mental health treatment deals with the symptoms and not the root,’ says Wallas, who […]