In this episode I chat with James Arnoldi about a period in his life a few years ago when he experienced a spiritual awakening / psychotic episode where he believed that he was Jesus.Read More
We are now coming to the end of the first complete year of Ministry of Change, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to reflect back over 2018 and see the evolution of the project and my own growth.
I recruited my friend, Adam Bates, someone who I know has listened to almost all of the episodes, to turn the tables and interview me.
I recorded this conversation over the summer with Kai Brouwer who runs Funbase in Amsterdam. Funbase is a co-working 'treehouse' that doubles up as a play centre for adults. There is a big ball pit, retro and contemporary video games, board games... all the necessary tools for a community of adults to reconnect to their playful inner child.
Kai talks to me about his experiences with depression and what happens when we forget to play as adults.
People often ask me if I'm going to share my own story on the podcast - well here it is.Read More
Kitty's story revolves around depression, anxiety, PTSD and the road to rediscovering herself and using her second chance at life to make the difference she wants to see in the world.
Dara has spent most of her life contemplating the question of what it really means to be human in the 21st Century. It's a fascinating question and one that is also close to my heart.Read More
Joe is the author of the book, Floating: A Life Regained, which documents his journey wild swimming around the UK and the effect that had on his anxiety and his ability to navigate his feelings.Read More
In this podcast I chat to Charles Eisenstein about mental health, wholeness and the deeper social, political and economic problems that lay behind the high levels of depression and anxiety in our culture todayRead More
Earlier in the year I filmed a mini 'documentary' about a journey I made to reclaim Cornwall, UK from the dark and stormy memories of depression that I had associated with itRead More
Kim has done loads of amazing work in the sphere of mental health over the years, a lot of which involves taking people out into nature to reconnect with themselves and the environment.Read More
Bethan is a really lovely person and it was great to spend a few days with her exploring the island. A few years ago she wrote a book called ‘Grow Your Own Gorgeousness’, with the mission of tackling body image issues and empowering girls to be and to love themselvesRead More
In this episode spoken word artist Stefan Gambrell, a.k.a The Neanderthal Bard, shares his experiences of his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, over stretched and under funded mental health services and the power of the spoken word, interspersed with some of his amazing poems.Read More
This week Esther shares her story of alcohol addiction, recovery and how yoga helped her stop looking externally for answers and to start looking inside to find more peace.Read More
The same is true of Scott. He is confident, he is playful and inquisitive, but he also has all the other facets of the self. That’s the thing that makes him the Scott I value as a friend, and that is why I’m so grateful that he took the time to share his story with us.Read More
In this episode I hand the mic over to Sian to tell her story of moving from being a functioning alcoholic with a young child to being sober, and the journey of discovery and understanding things about herself this has led her on.
For this episode, Monique shares her experience of growing up in Canada with her mum, who has Bipolar II, and the highs and lows that came with that for her and her family.Read More
Today this space will be handed over to someone to tell their story of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DiD). It wasn’t something that I had come across before, so it felt like a privilege to be invited to listen. For a little bit of background, DiD is also sometimes known as multiple personality disorder, and it is characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. Because of the sensitive nature of some of their experience they asked to be anonymous at this pointRead More
I’d like to share a recording of a story I recorded recently with Simon Richards, who suffered a period of acute anxiety following a car accident a number of years ago.Read More