Our mental health documentary

Our mental health documentary

Mark L Lockwood BA(hons)(psy) runs The Center for Healing and Life transformation and is producing our mental health documentary on Mental Health awareness and Wellbeing in a present-to post-pandemic South Africa. It teaches people how to identify mental illness, techniques on how to practice things like mindfulness and self regulation at the most modern level. It teaches how we need to rise above learned experiences that shape our perspectives. Dis-ease and disorder seldom happen over night. They are created through long term beliefs that we hold that the world, our situations are chaotic and negative. We start to believe our stories and when we do we have a tendency to give in under the weight of overwhelm. 


Healing is entirely possible. We have seen people awaken to a new reality so many times that the time has come to share this phenomenon with the world. People get well. They heal! They wake up from their nightmares into the dream of life. A central message that people come to realize is that life is intrinsically good, just like they are. This paradigm shift is what Awakened aims to show. It shows real life shifts that people make every day. It shows them how people are making these transformations today in so many different ways. Stopping what doesn’t work and waking up to what is, is a first step for many. It is a healing process that is available to anyone and everyone around the world that our mental health documentary showcases. In every culture and nation. Awakened shows how this is done in so many different ways in South Africa and around the world. It happens in hospitals and psychiatric institutions as well as on yoga mats and on mindfulness retreats. And it is incredible to witness this life changing magic. It is both inspirational and incredible to see the change physically taking place from within a person, and then seeing it spread like wild-fire into their life and interactions with other people, places and things. 

Our mental health documentary
Our mental health documentary filmed in South Africa’s Western Cape

We have 23 years experience in helping people heal, depression, stress and burnout that will help our mental health documentary stand out significantly. We have guidance from the oldest production company in South Africa and feel the documentary is a mental health necessity at present. Mark is also a cancer survivor of 2 years, after a years treatment with Discovery. The stress, burnout and mental and emotional overwhelm are ALL highly treatable. A fact that people in our country do not yet understand. 

We talk to professionals from around the world about mental and emotional health, healing and ground-breaking new discoveries and research. We delve into mindfulness, yoga, contemplation and even traditional well-being practices. Wellbeing has its roots in every century and we can learn from timeless maters like the Yogis, guru’s, monks and mystics just as much as we can learn from science and the psychology of Jung, Freud and others. Marrying science and spirituality we discover the science of finding your spiritual self that is available without borders, rules or dogma to everyone on the planet. Everyone is invited to heal and live a fulfilled, healthy and happy life. Young and old. Rich and poor alike. 

“most people are either sleep walking through their waking life or wake walking through their sleeping life. either way they’re not getting much out of it.” ― waking life

Awakened shows off the breathtaking wonders of nature in South Africa’s Cape and Garden routes wondrously beautiful  side as we meet people who use that very nature in their work and own daily lives to develop self-regulation, well-being and mindfulness that research claims to be the future of medicine. On the other side we dive into the work of professional san clinicians from around the world with their take on how we fall emotionally and mentally and then how we recover from our falls. The latter part is one that people seldom see. A miraculous part that Awakened intends to showcase. We interview and meet leaders in the mindfulness world today from every corner of the globe who have experienced and then teach or practice their awakenings. 

Mind, Body, Emotions, Soul and our Spiritual natures are as diverse as illness and darkness are. Journey with us as we shine a light on that darkness now by putting the lantern that was under the table in the center of the table where everyone can benefit from it. 

Finally, we are all the same. Beyond colours and creeds and credo’s. You are just like her and she is just like me and we, together, are just like that. We can all benefit from this sense of inclusion and sameness mentally as well as emotionally. This is an emotional life. One we need to learn how to master every day. A task which many don’t know, is entirely possible for everyone. Addicted, depressed, burnt-out, disillusionment and disorder all have a turning point. Awakened spread the truth about this shift, awakening, transformation, healing or higher consciousness. Choose your word. All point in the same direction. 

Our mental health documentary


Want to wake up the world with us? Help us fund the movie as it is made over the next several months and be a part of changing mental health and emotional wellness in South Africa and around the globe. Almost everyone now knows someone suffering trauma, depression, addictions and the effects of stressful living. 

Get involved. Help us share the message with the world that we have learned from decades of work at the Center for Healing and Life Transformation about how almost everyone has the opportunity to awaken from their nightmare and transform their lives. Connect this project to people and institutions who are able to help fund the project and make it as special as it needs to be centerforhealingandlife@gmail.com @awakenedfilmsa 


This amateur documentary, filmed in spectacular high definition 4K on locations in Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Cape Town and other parts of South Africa’s Western Cape is a legacy that we invite you to be a part of. The Mental Health crisis is not getting any better. Covid19 has compounded the issues. We need the right partners and connections and those who have a passion for helping people heal, renew and awaken. Reality is kind. The minds perceptions are not as forgiving. 

It teaches regeneration of nature and the self are necessary requirements to live with good consequences for one and all on the planet. 

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Our mental health documentary

Published by Mark L Lockwood

Mark L Lockwood (BA)(Hons)(psy) teaches spiritual transformation and is the founder of Contemplative Intelligence. Author of The Power of Contemplative Intelligence, Autotherapy and Recovery Magic. Our work is about the science of finding your spiritual self.

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