Owen O’Kane is a practising psychotherapist, former NHS Mental Health Lead and Sunday Times Best Selling Author.
He has over 25 years of experience in physical and mental health, providing him with a dual medical and psychotherapy background.
His books have been translated into 30+ languages worldwide, and he has been described as one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists.
His best-selling book Ten to Zen, teaches a ten-minute daily ‘mind workout’ for better mental well-being.
Owen believes healthy mental well-being influences every part of an individual’s life. His approach is fresh, innovative and unique.
Owen’s naturally warm style makes him a popular guest speaker, appearing on panels and talking at well-being festivals up and down the country, including Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival and Jake Humphrey’s High-Performance Tour.
He has also worked with several big corporates, helping their teams avoid workplace stress and burnout.
He regularly contributes to media, including television, radio and print. His TEDx Talk: Bombs, Bullets, Bullying and a Piano, offers a powerful first-person testimony on how he transformed adversity into power, with thoughts on how others might do the same.
He aims to help people get the best from their lives, especially those who may not ordinarily seek help. He regularly supports and collaborates with charities, including Hospice UK, The Princess Trust, and a host of others, to help their campaigns for better mental health. He is an active voice on LGBTQ+ rights and a former columnist for Attitude Magazine.
Ten Times Happier
In Owen’s book Ten Times Happier, he reveals how to choose new, healthier perspectives and ditch harmful patterns in the ten key areas we all overthink about or manage poorly, including:
- The Past
- Our Minds
- Other People
- The Future
- Our Behaviours
Using the latest evidence-based tools and techniques from various therapies, including CBT, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy, Owen provides empowering solutions to managing what keeps you stuck so you can move forward.
Why Owen O’Kane?
Owen has a down-to-earth, engaging and “no fluff” approach to mental health.
He is passionate about helping people achieve happier, calmer lives. He leaves audiences curious, positively challenged and eager to make changes in their lives.
- He has 2 degrees and is trained in 4 disciplines of mental health therapy.
- He has a private practice, working with high-profile clients.
- He is a former Clinical Lead for an NHS Mental Health Trust in London.
- He has worked with many famous brands, including Virgin Atlantic and BBC Worldwide.
- He appears regularly in the national press and media, discussing good mental health.
Owen O’Kane – Mental Health Keynote Speaker
Owen’s style is warm, engaging and fun, managing to capture everyone in the room and make his subject relevant to them.
He avoids jargon and academia but is unafraid to support his work with research and innovative science.
Furthermore, he is humorous in his delivery and recognises the importance of laughter as a way to help make sense of our minds and our humanity.
Owen’s primary aim is to wake people up to the importance of mind maintenance and the richness of good mental health.
Delegates are always keen to talk to Owen at the end of his presentations, eager to understand more about how good mental well-being can improve every aspect of their lives.
Live and Virtual Speaking topics include:
- Understand How and Why Stress Impacts Your Life
- Key Ten to Zen Techniques
- New Principles for Living
- Reclaiming Your Life
- Ten Times Happier
- Managing Uncertainty
- Coping with Change
- Bouncing Back
- Adjusting in Times of Crisis
- Hope in Challenging Times