Wed, 22 July 2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How to Quell Anxiety and Manage Stress

Owen O’Kane In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen




Psychotherapist and bestselling author Owen O’Kane was the NHS Clinical Lead for Mental Health. He joins us to explore evidence-based techniques for developing a healthier perspective.

It is not necessary to sit on waiting lists and spend thousands of pounds to benefit from the insights of psychotherapy. Many of the tools from therapies including CBT, mindfulness and interpersonal therapy can be taught and practised simply and immediately.

As one of the most experienced and senior therapists in the industry, Owen O’Kane is able to distil advice into concrete, jargon-free, step-by-step guide to steer you away from harmful patterns of thought and behaviour. Drawing on the ideas in his Sunday Times bestseller Ten To Zen and the new sequel Ten Times Happier, he will present a concrete plan to help you let go of what’s holding you back and move toward health and happiness.

Owen grew up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, experiencing first-hand the anxiety that the conflict caused. As a Catholic, he struggled with his sexuality and even tried to cure himself at Lourdes before coming to terms with it. His understanding of the mental anguishes we face stems both from his first-hand experience and his decades of practice as a therapist. In this challenging time, join us as he reveals what we can each do to alleviate our troubled minds.

Praise for Owen O’Kane:

‘Owen uses his years of experience as a therapist to help us look at our lives and happiness in a clear and practical way. A brilliant book of intelligent advice and detailed case studies that encourages reflection and positive change.’ – Ferne Cotton

‘I’ve tried many, many methods over the years and Owen’s is the one that has clicked.’ – Jack Monroe

‘We pay so much attention to looking after our bodies and often neglect our minds. This book offers you the perfect mind workout in just ten minutes a day – it’s an essential!’ – Kelly Holmes

This talk takes place at 6:30pm British Summer Time.

About Our Digital Programme:

In response to the global pandemic, How To Academy is curating a not-for-profit programme of live-streamed talks and conversations bringing you advice, insight and entertainment. Tickets are offered on a Pay What You Can basis, including a Free EarlyBird option for those who cannot afford more at this difficult time. Thank you for your help sustaining How To Academy through the crisis — and for enabling us to share new thinking from across the globe at a time when it has never been more important.

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