How it is and how it goes, Karl Lokko

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Karl Lokko grew up on a south London estate where gang violence was all around him. He saw friends killed and became involved in crime himself, until he managed to turn his life around. Now he’s a mentor, campaigner and poet. Karl says he knew little about mental health when he was younger and that […]

The Value of Happiness,

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Richard Layard is an Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics where he is also Director of the Wellbeing Programme, as well as a member of the House of Lords and the co-founder of Action for Happiness. His books include Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, and Thrive. Lord Layard began his career as […]

Learning to look ahead, Terrence the Teacher

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Terrence overcame huge adversity in childhood and now teaches others to look forward to improve their lives step by step, as he did. He came to mindfulness, hypnotherapy and NLP after being a physical fitness instructor when he realised how much his clients’ state of mind affected their bodies. He uses a combination of techniques […]

Centering yourself

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Rachel Kelly Every time I travel by plane, I am reminded that it is not selfish or navel-gazing to look after yourself: to take care of others we need to take care of ourselves. We all know the emergency instructions: put your own oxygen mask on first before you attend to those around you. Begin […]

A conversation with Sadhguru

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Head Talks was delighted to partner with How:to Academy on a rare public event with the visionary yogi Sadhguru in London recently. If you didn’t manage to attend, you can view the on-stage discussion between Sadhguru and BBC World News host Yalda Hakim in this video. Their conversation covered a spectrum of issues relevant today […]

Self-love meditation

Struggle & success

Sonia Bueno de la Torre Let go of negative self-talk, so you can discover your worth and feel confident and empowered. This meditation will help you discover your unique brilliance! Sonia is a Self-Love Energy Coach and an expert on personal and spiritual transformation. You can follow her on Facebook or at www.mygiftoflove.net.

An exercise to manage worry

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Rachel Kelly, bestselling writer, public speaker and mental health campaigner, has written a new book, Singing in the Rain. It is a workbook of 52 exercises that you can complete, week by week as you take on more responsibility for your own mental health. Exercises include letters and drawings to personalise and create your own […]

Food for thought, Christine Bailey

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Nutritional Therapist Christine Bailey knows about the power of food to affect our health and our minds. Christine explains the ways that what we eat can make us feel better — or worse. She says that eating and exercise can have profound effects on how our brain functions. She has some simple, practical suggestions for […]

New Year, new challenge!

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Ever thought about doing a challenge to fundraise for your favourite mental health charity? Hugo Chittenden is doing just that for Young Minds by going to Everest base camp with Charity Challenge. Hugo says: ‘It’s a great way to keep the mind focused, challenge yourself and gain confidence while supporting a great cause.” Young Minds (one of our partners) […]

Giving Thanks for Life, Allie Hill

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Allie Hill is the founder of the Yogahaven studios. For the last two decades, yoga has been a constant in her life. Her yoga practice and the yoga community she has built up have been a great source of support to her, through good times and bad. When Allie was diagnosed with breast cancer, she […]

Sowing the Seeds of Good Health, Kirsten Hartvig Rowley

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Herbalist I don’t treat diseases, I treat people with problems, Kirsten says. Kirsten Hartvig Rowley is a naturopath, medical herbalist and author. When she sees patients, she looks at the whole person and finds a treatment based on natural herbal remedies and lifestyle changes. She believes that reconnecting with nature can help to heal us […]