World Friendship Day! A Message from Persia Lawson

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On Monday, July 30, it’s World Friendship Day and we want to celebrate those that are close to us. What does friendship mean to you? One of Head Talks’ friends and supporters, Persia Lawson, has made a video to share her thoughts on the importance of friendship. And now it’s your turn! Send us a […]

Call Back Your Power, Stephanie Kazolides

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Founder of The Quarter Life Health Project Like many of her generation — particularly young women — Stephanie Kazolides found herself at a loss after university. She felt overwhelmed with the pressures of what to do next and suffered from panic attacks and depression. Yoga, meditation, a healthy diet and physical practices began to help […]

Head Talks goes surfing with the Wave Project!

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We recently joined the Wave Project for their surf session in St Ives. There, we saw first hand how surf therapy helps improve the lives of young people, particularly those suffering from mental health challenges. We had a fantastic day with the young surfers and made this short video to show the important […]

We’re On the Same Team, Josh Smiiffy

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Musician Rapper Josh Smiiffy found himself isolated as a child and severely depressed and suicidal as a teenager. He found help in writing and performing his own music. Although he still suffers, he says, from ‘more downs than ups’ he is keen to see more help for children. Josh would like more arts and sports […]

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature

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Sometimes – realising how small we are in comparison to our planet and oceans, can put our problems and anxieties into perspective. Often, our worries are unfounded – we are not our thoughts. Julia Roberts (actress) gives nature a voice.

Lighting Up Our Working Lives, Dan Cable

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Futurist – Well Being in the Workplace How can we find meaning in our work? Dan Cable is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the London Business School. In his book, Alive at Work, he has been looking for answers to that question in neuroscience. Dan argues that modern businesses take too much of the cause […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Mark’s Story

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I grew up in rural Ireland, the youngest of six.  I was always very competitive, perhaps because I was the baby of the family or because I was gay and felt I had something to prove. When I was 12, I remember going on a road trip with my maiden Aunt Maisie.  As we were driving […]