A story of self-harm

True stories

by Jean Howell I didn’t feel ready to grow up and leave school at 16 and was too embarrassed to talk about it with anyone.  In my family we didn’t share our problems. I ended up taking on my  Saturday job in retail – a job I didn’t like – full-time because I didn’t know […]

Sleep, Bliss and Meditation, Will Williams

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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 […]

Honesty is addictive, Dizraeli (Rowan Sawday)

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Rowan Sawday, who performs as Dizraeli, is a rapper, poet and musician. When he was so depressed that he couldn’t listen to music any more, he admitted that he needed help. With the aid of meditation, mindfulness and exercise, as well as therapy, he found his feet again. He says that as a culture, we […]

Winning not Fighting, Julian Hitch

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Si-Fu Julian Hitch is a Master of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He’s also the co-author with John Vincent, founder of the Leon restaurant chain, of a forthcoming book, ‘Winning not Fighting’. Julian says he’s learned from his own experience of stress that movement helps the body to bypass the worries of the mind. He’s put […]

Love, Hope and Cancer, Lucy O’Donnell

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Cancer Wellness Advisor When Lucy was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in November 2011, she spent most of the next eighteen months in radical cancer treatment. Through her continuing treatment and experience, Lucy channels her energies into helping other people in and outside the cancer world.  She is a Cancer Counsellor, Holistic Therapist, Inspirational […]

Baring Body and Soul, Ben, The Naked Professor

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The Naked Professor Ben uses striking naked images of himself, often in dramatic locations, as a way to draw attention to his writing on mental health. He says that in the early part of his life he was living on autopilot and felt unable to show his sensitive side. This led to anxiety, depression, feelings […]

Gratefulness – a Meditation Guide

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A beautiful guided meditation with Will Fisher co-founder of Complete Unity Yoga. Perfect to accompany your daily routine. The emotion of gratefulness is known to have a powerful positive influence on positivity, contentment and appreciation for life. This meditation is a great way to start your day. Will Fisher guides you through a simple but […]

Time to Heal – a Meditation Guide

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Meg James, an accredited meditation and mindfulness teacher who is passionate about sharing a modern approach to ancient practices, has shared a short guided meditation with us, which will help you surrender and release painful emotions. Meg is a practitioner on the InsightTimer App. 

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 […]

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 […]

Being Friends with Your Own Mind, Matthieu Ricard

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Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard is a French writer, photographer and Buddhist monk. His life is divided between the seclusion of a hermitage in the Himalayas and the whirlwind of modern life. Matthieu says that our state of mind can override our circumstances, whether good or bad. He says that our mind can be our best […]

Mini Meditation To Clear Your Head And Open Your Mind

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  Ben Barnett, whose Head Talk you can view here, has given us a mini meditation to clear your head and open up your mind to wonder. Ben said: “This is a perfect meditation when you are feeling jaded, or if the constant stream of bad news and negativity is weighing you down. Take ten minutes, pause, press the […]