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The Lions Barber Collective encourages men to talk about their mental health

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Hairdressing school doesn’t teach you about counter transference, projection, negative reinforcement or personality disorders. Nor does it dabble in the more recognisable mental health issues – depression and anxiety, which is a shame really, because most men feel comfortable talking to their barbers. There’s just the right levels of familiarity and detachment. Why burden your friends with your woes when you can …

IVORY MagazineThe Lions Barber Collective encourages men to talk about their mental health
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Psychedelic savasana: A beginner’s guide to yoga nidra

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Savasana (the relaxation at the end of a yoga practice) is the ultimate yoga pose, but not many have heard of yoga nidra, a psychedelic meditation which taps deep into the unconscious to draw up the goods from below. Yoga nidra is a very simple practice. A guided hypnosis full of visualisations which enhances creativity and can quite literally help …

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Has getting wasted fallen out of fashion?

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If you were a girl who grew up in the 90s you might look back fondly at this decade as a wild and rollicking good time. But you may also have been left with mental health problems. In fact, research suggests being a young, British, female millennial gives you nearly a 1 in 2 chance of developing them. I look back at the 90s …

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10 tips for using photography as therapy

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Photography has been a passion of mine for a while, but it was only recently that I was reminded just how beneficial it has been to my wellbeing. I have a bipolar mental health condition and the one thing that has helped me ride all the highs and lows of my condition has been photography. It became such a part …

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Are you ruled by the ego?

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One of the main signs you’re being led by your ego is the need to always be right. In most cases this is involuntary, and it’s especially hard to notice if you’re not aware of how the ego operates. The ego is something we create. It’s a combination of all the beliefs we have about who we are. These are constructed beliefs …

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Ibogaine: The psychedelic plant medicine that heals your mind

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What if you could take a pill to heal the past. A one-shot medicine to make you a better, more spiritually-aware person. Would you take it? Ibogaine is an indole alkaloid derived from the African shrub Iboga. The Bwity, a religious sect in West Africa, gives this plant medicine to the children in a coming of age ceremony. It is extreme. …

IVORY MagazineIbogaine: The psychedelic plant medicine that heals your mind