September 2020 Books for the Month
For our September book of the Month, we are featuring three books from some of the speakers we work with. We hope they are of some interest.
Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, speaker, and author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘Ten To Zen’. He has over 25 years of experience in the mental health sector and is a former NHS Mental Health Clinical Lead, who now runs a successful private practice in London.
Owen’s experiences have provided him with the necessary skills to analyse any mental, emotional, or stress-related issue with the utmost efficiency. He believes that a great mind warrants unprecedented improvements for every aspect of daily working life.
Each morning most of us will spend about ten minutes in the shower, ten minutes making and eating breakfast but no time at all clearing our minds. Ten to Zen uses a combination of four therapeutic models – Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy – in a simple, easy-to-follow programme.
You will learn:
– How to settle your mind quickly
– How to focus and retrain your brain on dealing with stress
– How to restructure unhelpful patterns of thinking
– How to develop ways of communicating that are more effective
Ten to Zen was developed by Owen O’Kane to encourage new principles for living based on his experience as a psychotherapist and his many years of caring for the dying in the field of palliative care, which has hugely influenced how he works and how he views life.
Paul Hargreaves is the Founder and Chief Executive of Cotswold Fayre Ltd and a keynote speaker on leadership and compassion in business.
Cotswold Fayre is a specialty & fine food wholesaler supplying nearly 2,000 retail outlets throughout the UK.
Paul has been leading a successful purpose-driven business for over two decades. He can help you change the way you work, helping you make better decisions to reduce the impact on poverty, injustice, and environmental damage by balancing purpose with profit.
Paul Hargreaves inspires businesses to make the world a better place, by being better for people and the planet, and at the same time better for profit.
Do you want your business to step up and make a meaningful difference? There’s a new generation of businesses emerging. They’re working together to make a positive impact on the world by redefining what it means to be successful.
By changing the way you work and considering the impact of the decisions you make, you can join them in reducing poverty, injustice, and environmental damage by balancing purpose with profit. In this groundbreaking book, you will discover how these purpose-driven businesses work and how you can:
· Increase productivity by fully embracing diversity and developing an inclusive culture.
· Put respect, courtesy, and compassion at the heart of your business.
· Maximise profits whilst prioritising the needs of people and the planet.
· Attract an engaged and motivated workforce that’s focused on success and sustainability.
Join the growing global community of leaders and like-minded businesses that are putting what they do to work as a force for good.
Ruby Wax is best known in for her 25 years in front of the camera working for the BBC and is a conference speaker on leadership and mental health.
Having started her career at Royal Shakespeare Company and went onto become a writer and comedy performer writing for ‘Not the Nine O’clock News’ and teaming up with Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders and worked alongside them on several television series throughout the 80s and 90s including ‘French and Saunders’ and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’. She also hosted her own chat show.
She is also a highly respected speaker on Mental Health. In 2014, Ruby obtained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford to increase her understanding of the brain and the science behind mental health issues.
This is the new book by Ruby Wax.
In her own words-
This is my new mission: to share the green shoots of hope peeping through the soil of civilization. Literacy is at an all-time high, world-hunger is likely to be eradicated this century, technological improvements are saving lives – just to scratch the surface. I’ve talked to everyone from leaders to scientists to tech geniuses. I’ve done the research and practiced what I preach. And my conclusion? Behind the clouds, the sun still shines. So here’s to the shoots – may they become a blueprint for how the world can shift for the good. Hopefully, we’ll learn from them.