Owen O’Kane is a psychotherapist, speaker and author of the globally acclaimed book, ‘Ten To Zen’.
He has over 25 years 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.
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.
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 is a regular contributor to press, news and tv, working with Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sun, MailOnline, BBC Radio London, GQ, Big Issue and Evening Standard… to name a few!
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.
- Managing uncertainty
- Coping with change
- Bouncing back
- Adjusting in times of crisis
- Hope in challenging times
“The feedback we have gotten from the team is fantastic and I think it will have long reaching benefits. Owen's message has really resonated with everyone."
— Helen Parker - EVP Universal Pictures