How the Pandemic and Lock-down almost destroyed Eddie Hall's important Mental-Health-Documentary
This weekend's event by the Vierwaldstättersee in Weggis, Switzerland, was a long time coming, and Jeridoo Universe AG, in cooperation with Orisono GmbH, couldn't be more proud of last weekend's production.
Our heartfelt thanks to Beau Rivage Hotel in Weggis and Oliver Müller, the manager, and his friendly staff. Our crew and guests felt thoroughly spoiled and taken care of. The Chef de Cuisine, Sebastiano Finocchiaro, spoiled us from the first hour we arrived and even accommodated Eddie Hall's calorie requirements, if you know what we mean. It was a culinary experience we will remember and rave about for years to come.
This planned interview with Eddie Hall - The Beast is profoundly important to the documentary, and cancelling it was not an option for any parties involved. But because of the lockdowns and the travel restrictions, we could not get everybody together and complete Eddie's most crucial interview until this past weekend.
During the Pandemic, supporters faded, investors were scared off, and fans lost hope of seeing the documentary completed. But not Jeridoo Universe's Team, Guido Baechler, or Eddie Hall; they kept believing in the project, story, and importance even through the desperate times of the last two years.
Why is this Emo-Motivationary (Emotional-Motivational Documentary, coined by Jeridoo Universe AG) so important to us? First, suppose you disregard the critical fact that Eddie Hall is an exceptional human and has an admirable work ethic and unique history. In that case, the Emo-Motivationary tells an important story and experience about athletes' mental and emotional health and how they cope with pressure and disappointment.
As mentioned by Eddie multiple times, one of his mental health practices is the Wim Hof Method. Here is the link if you're interested in the video of how Eddie takes a dip in the Vierwaldstättersee in Weggis, as reported by pilatustoday.ch
Never in our lifetime was talking about mental health and depression more critical. It does not matter what kind of mental health we are talking about; mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we feel, our thinking, and even how we act. It also influences how we handle stressful situations and life choices. Our mental health also dramatically influences our physical health.
As Eddie Hall's top mentor, business partner and dear friend, Arnold Schwarzenegger is no stranger to mental health troubles.
In 2018 the BBC reported that the Terminator reached out to a fan with depression. Arnold responded with a kind message and wrote,
We all go through challenges and failure. Sometimes, life is a workout. But the key thing is you get up." He added that it's essential to take one step at a time and not hesitate to reach out and ask for help.
"Taming the Beast - The Emptiness Within" explores Eddie Hall's story and his struggles with depression and mental health and brings to light how famous athletes and celebrities struggle with mental health challenges. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, "Terminator - Dark Fate" actor Gabriel Luna, Katie Taylor, Lightweight boxing champion Dolph Lundgren, and Sylvester Stallone came face to face with mental health issues during their careers.
You can also look forward to an exciting interview with Eddie Hall and the Team of Swiss Raw. The 2021 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the world’s toughest row, organized by Atlantic Campaigns, was marked with the arrival of the race winners, Swiss Raw, who crossed the finish on January 16. The Swiss crew of Roman Möckli, Ingvar Groza, Jan Hurni, and Samuel Widmer completed the Atlantic crossing in 34 days, 23 hours, and 42 minutes to become the first team from an inland country to win the Atlantic Challenge!
Let's keep the discussion about mental health open and give hope to those who need the help and encouragement to get through tough times and hopelessness.
Please follow Jeridoo Universe's and Eddie Hall's "Taming the Beast - The Emptiness Within" on Facebook, TikTok. We would love your support.
One more event we need to mention. We are very proud to share this exciting news with you; Katie Taylor, who graciously talked with us about struggles, and Amanda Serrano are set to make history in an epic battle for Taylor's undisputed Lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York Saturday, April 30, live worldwide on DAZN. Tune in, and let's support these two powerful women. Boxen.247.com
Written by Monika Baechler-Dombay/Jeridoo Universe AG
Photos: Marcel Baechler, photobaechler.ch
Crew Photo: Timothy Ross
Now no longer able to lift weights and facing an uncertain future he is in fear of drifting back into the depression of his youth, Eddie seeks the guidance of his mentor Arnie as he makes his own transition from sports into the world of Hollywood acting.
WHEN EDDIE MEETS ARNIE is a feature length documentary and TV series that follows Eddie from a meeting with Arnie, through the casting system of Hollywood films, and onto the film sets, as he pursues his quest for a new career in acting.
With dramatic re-enactments and interviews with major celebrities and sports stars such as Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Anthony Joshua, this fascinating drama-documentary takes us on a fly-on-the-wall journey with Eddie as he struggles to overcome personal challenges to make it as an actor in the cut throat world of Hollywood.
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