Owen is a psychotherapist and author of the globally acclaimed ‘Ten To Zen’. He has over 25 years experience in the mental health sector, occupying the role of Mental Health Clinical Lead for the NHS for a number of years. This experience has provided Owen with the necessary skills to analyse any mental, emotional, or stress related issue with the upmost efficiency.
On release, Ten To Zen shot straight in at Number 3 on Amazon’s Bestsellers, being beaten to the top 2 spots by Michelle Obama and Joe Wicks. His book has become celebrity-approved too, with Fearne Cotton, Judge Rinder, Eamonn Holmes, Ashley Banjo, Kelly Holmes, Joe Wicks, Saira Khan, Jack Monroe and many more praising the book.
Owen grew up in Northern Ireland during ‘The Troubles’ which was the perfect training ground for understanding the anxious mind due to the conflict and fear that existed in the region.
As a former palliative care nurse, Owen heard first-hand the biggest regrets people have on their death beds and as a result, learnt about the stresses and worries we shouldn’t hold onto.
His time in the NHS has seen Owen use a multitude of techniques in helping people with mental health. He has a down to earth, engaging and “no fluff” approach and is passionate about helping people achieve calmer, happier lives. He’ll leave audiences curious, positively challenged and eager to make changes in their lives.
Owen believes that a great mind warrants unprecedented improvements for every aspect of daily working life. Listening to him speak will undoubtedly provide you with the tools to a happier, healthier mind.
Owen’s style is warm, engaging and informative; he manages to capture the attention of everyone in the room. He does not shy away from documenting his personal struggles, be it grief, devastation, or his battle to come to terms with his own sexuality. This vulnerability makes his talks highly engaging, and relatable.