Posture for Depression and Anxiety

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By Carolyn Cowan When not teaching Kundalini yoga I work as a sex therapist with a specialisation in trauma, addiction, anxiety and pre and postnatal issues. My 23 years of yoga practice informs my therapy work and equally, my therapy training constantly makes bridges across to my yoga teaching and personal practice. When we are […]

Gratitude – a Meditation Guide

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Learn the classic way to develop a sense of gratitude and appreciation for yourself and for others in this meditation guide brought to us by Buddhify. Download the Buddhify app here for iOS and here for Android. Rohan Gunatillake, founder of Buddhify recorded a Head Talk for us and you can view it here.

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 […]

Celebrate Volunteers’ Week with a free book!

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For Volunteers’ Week, The Volunteer founder, Hugo Chittenden is offering Head Talks subscribers a FREE copy of his new book ‘The Volunteer: A Guide to Volunteering‘ (RRP £9.99). To get your free copy, email your postal address to news@headtalks.com, and why not nominate 3 friends to subscribe to Head Talks and we can send them their free copy too! […]

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 […]

The Science of Mind Over Body, Jo Marchant

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Science Journalist Science journalist Jo Marchant set out in her book Cure: a journey into the science of mind over body, to find out more about the evidence for how our minds can influence our bodies. She tells us about some of the fascinating experiments that researchers are conducting into phenomena such as the placebo […]

Is Exercise Key To A Peaceful Night’s Sleep?

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By Helen Sanders Consistently achieving a restful night’s sleep can be a struggle for many individuals for various reasons. While there are some more deeply rooted health issues that can impact the quality of your sleep, there are some reoccurring, overarching, easily-treatable patterns of behaviour that usually prove to be applicable to most individuals. The solution […]

The Healing Power of Nature, Bruno Hansen

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Surfing Champion “You’re paralysed and you’ll never walk again.” Those were the words Bruno Hansen heard after his spine was snapped. A broken shell of a human being, Bruno tried to drown himself before a wave hit him and, as he says, “the joy kicked in”.  Bruno is now three-time ISA World Adaptive Surfing Champion. […]

Rest – a Meditation Guide

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  Learn how to rest your attention on the breath to build mindfulness & stability in this classic concentration technique. This meditation guide is brought to us by Buddhify and you can download the app here for iOS and here for Android. Rohan Gunatillake, founder of Buddhify recorded a Head Talk for us and you can […]

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 […]