video & media

On this page, a new video relating to mental health is regularly shared.

The videos are from courageous and inspiring individuals who share their stories and who speak passionately about ideas and concepts related to the mind and well-being.

If there is a video that has inspired you, I would love to hear from you, and I would be happy to share it on this page. Just email esther@presentmoment.ie.


Brené Brown | The power of vulnerability

In this well known and much loved entertaining TED Talk Brené Brown shares her journey into discovering the power of vulnerability and why it is so important to embrace it.


Guy Winch | Taking care of our our minds with the same diligence we take care of our bodies

We’ll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.


Eleanor Longden | The voices in my head

This talk by Eleanor Longden really helps provide understanding and insight into schizophrenia. Eleanor shares how she came to understand that the voices in her head were “a sane reaction to insane circumstances.” In this video, Eleanor, who has a Masters in Psychology, shares her journey back to mental health.


The School of Life | Resilience

The route to greater resilience is to explore how well we would cope if so much of what we think we need were to be taken away from us. We would, almost certainly, manage far better than we think in our timid moments.


Adam Alter | Why our screens make us less happy

What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they’re getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable – and what you can do about it.