Events & Talks

 

Our most popular events and talks include: Healthy Eating (this can include a food demonstration and tasting), Sleep, Wellness 101 and a Practical Mindfulness workshop. We deliver these talks and workshops to workplaces as standalone lunchtime talks, or part of our workplace wellness programmes. We also deliver these talks to schools and community groups. To see our 2019 programme or our mindfulness programme please get in touch via our contact page or email niamh@thewellnessclinic.ie

PAST EVENTS:

Healthy Christmas

On Monday 3rd December 2018 we delivered our popular “Healthy Christmas” talk at Palmerstown Library. This was full of tips for a healthier festive season, healthy treats for the family, de-stressing tips and how to “hibernate” in winter for a restful, calming Christmas season. There were some fantastic questions and insights from the attendees, and we hope to see them again soon.

We exhibited at the Training, Health & Wellness Roadshow on 26th October 2018 in Harold’s Cross.

This was an event for medical professionals and those working in the health and wellness fields. We took prior email bookings for mini wellness consultations and also welcomed walk-ups on the day.

We completed BMI tests with delegates and consulted in private for 15 mins on diet, sleep and stress with individuals. All delegates received information sheets with lifestyle tips and healthy recipes.

Our interactive stand provided refreshments for all and had a thought-provoking display of hidden sugars in many foods marketed as “healthy”. If you would like us to exhibit at your wellness event for wellness week or similar, please get in touch with niamh@thewellnessclinic.ie

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Mind your head FeelFit

On Thursday 11 October as part of World Mental Health Day we gave a talk to the clients of FeelFit Gyms Ltd. in Dublin 3. This 60 minute talk was “Mind Your Head” and included nutrition, exercise and lifestyle tips to reduce stress and burnout. There was a great turnout for the event and as always the questions from the audience were a valued part of the event. Attendees received a card with sleep solutions and healthy recipes to take home.

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October also saw the beginning of a mindfulness course in a primary school in North Dublin. Parents attend for breakfast and a mindfulness workshop once a month, learning tips for self-care, dealing with stress and anxiety, self-awareness, confidence boosting and healthy eating motivation. This follows a wellness programme we delivered in the same school in Spring / Summer 2018. Attendance is great and as they share personal insights the whole group benefits.

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In September 2018 we launched our Autumn Package for Individual clients, a bespoke wellness service personalised to your needs. Appointments at your convenience in your workplace providing sleep, stress and dietary solutions for optimal mental and physical health. We are extending this to our UK clients from October 2018.

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July 2018 saw us branch out into catering for a short film shoot with TheatreCLUB’s “Aftermath”. The menu brief was: gluten free, paleo and vegan options, 3 hot meals per day for a crew and cast of 15 people. All-day snacks and refreshments in the centre and on location. We delivered on-time and in-budget.

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I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Cuidiu National Conference 2018 in May at the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan. My talk was entitled “Natural Health for Parents” and there was an informative question and answer session at the end. The attendees received diet, lifestyle and stress-relieving tips to make positive changes to their daily routine improving mental and physical health. One attendee left the following review on our Facebook page:

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We kicked off Wellness Week 2018 in Dublin 1 with my most popular talk “Get your Sleep” for a government department. The questions and answers were eye-opening and attendees received lots of practical advice to maximise their resting hours.

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Self-care Sundays for women ran right through Autumn and Winter 2017 in our centre on Cork Street. From diet to sleep, hormone-balancing, time-management and anxiety relief, attendees received yoga, workshops, talks and interactive sessions to bring home the importance of self-care:

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I spoke on radio about the importance of self-care for mental health with Ciara Whelan and John Slattery at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services for Mental Health Week 2017:

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I was delighted to meet The Tweeting Goddess Samantha Kelly from Women’s Inspire Network at National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 in the Leopardstown Racecourse:

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Our Self-care coaching group continued to meet in Autumn 2017 with self-assessment toolkits, healthier habits, motivation and great friendships blooming among the attendees. Of course there were luxury skincare goodies for everyone in their wellness packs – treating yourself is a must!

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In September 2017 we launched the new URBANMAMA self-care course for women in Panda Play Cafe, Ballsbridge – this was a great partnership with older children cared for in the play cafe while mothers practised self-care in the adjoining room.

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In September 2017 I attended the first Google Compass Leadership Summit at their Dublin Headquarters. The importance of work-life balance was a real take-away for me as an entrepreneur and working mother.

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On Saturday 9th September 2017 myself and Cora McCauley from the Home Education Network were interviewed on Newstalk’s Global Village programme by Dil Wickremasinghe about home schooling and how it works for our families. It was a pleasure to be interviewed by someone so positive about home education, and we hope many families found some benefit in the interview. Here is the link for you to listen back.

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Tuesday 4th July 2017 I spoke about the importance of self-care when mothering at Mum Talks, a networking event for mothers held in Leeson Street. Here’s a link to their Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11th June 2017 I presented a talk about Mental Health and Sleep for parents at the All About Baby Fair hosted by Friends of Breastfeeding. As always the audience participation was fantastic and it was lovely meeting so many happy families.

 

 

 

 

On 14th May we launched URBANMAMA 2017, our self-care programme for women. Our attendees enjoyed a cuppa and some cake before taking a yoga class in the sunshine under our leafy trees. Then we had a Self-care 101 presentation where they learned tools for eating, moving, thinking and sleeping well with lots of kitchen hacks to save time when cooking. Their goody bags went down a treat and included items such as nail varnish, healthy snacks, skincare products, herbal teas and discounts on a range of wellness-related services. Our next round begins in September. Please check out the URBANMAMA page for all the details.

 

 

 

On Saturday 6th May 2017 I met the Blessington community, Rachel Allen and Health Minister Simon Harris at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town event in the Community College. I gave free mini-wellness consultations to members of the public, and answered a range of wellness queries about weight loss, mental health, work/life balance and more.

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On Sunday 7th May 2017 I met lots of lovely families at The Baby Market at The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport and answered questions on natural birth, attachment theory and the all-important Sleep!

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We were proud to be sponsors of the first BABYBE festival 2017 in Dublin Food Co-op and gave a talk on “Sleep for parents” to a great crowd!

 

I gave a couple of free talks on Mental Health for women on Thursday 26th April 2017: 10.30am in The Hopsack, Rathmines and 6pm in The Green Door Market, Dublin 8. There was a great turnout to both talks and many questions were answered, with the most common questions about getting enough sleep, as always!

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On April 8th 2017 The Wellness Clinic took a stand at the Dublin 12 Enterprise Community event hosted by Bank of Ireland Walkinstown. We conducted free mini wellness / sleep consultations (15 mins) with members of the public and distributed free recipe and sleep tips cards to all. Mary Kennedy (RTE’s Nationwide programme) was interested to hear about our URBANMAMA self-care programme for women.

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January 2017 saw the first of the URBANMAMA Moon meetings take place, a gathering of women at the full or new moon, coming together to share wisdom and understanding. This is becoming a monthly event, with a continued flow of women’s wisdom bringing us closer to ourselves and others. Please contact us for more details.

In January 2017 I gave a “Self-care for mothers” talk to the ladies (and babies) of Cuidiu Dublin South West, outlining my four-point plan: nutrition, sleep strategies, exercise and mental health strategies. This was a great evening event with a lively Q&A session afterwards.

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The “Get your Sleep!” talk went down well at the Family Christmas Market, December 2016 in the Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket Square. This was aimed at people needing nutrition and lifestyle tips to maximise their sleep and wake feeling refreshed. The free recipe / sleep tips card set people up for a healthier Christmas!

 

On Monday 14th November I had a display table at the Local Enterprise Office Women in Business event. This enabled me to promote The Wellness Clinic within the LEO network and reach a wider audience. These events are a fantastic resource for entrepreneurs and have diverse speakers and a busy calendar of events.

On Thursday 3rd November I gave a talk to the WSAF Golden Years Club in Dublin 12. They enjoyed a demonstration and samples of low-sugar treats and we reminisced about foods of their youth. They learned about mass farming, hydroponics and why fruit and vegetables don’t look or taste the same these days. There was a lively question and answer session after the talk.

 

On 9th October I presented a talk about self-care for mothers with baby-led weaning food demo at the Wear A Hug Fair hosted by Babywearing Ireland. I think I struck a chord with people and I got great feedback afterwards in person and on social media. We mums feel so much pressure to have everything perfect, and we often neglect ourselves in the process.

I spoke about how diet, sleep, exercise and stress management can help a mama through the tough times. My food demo on family-friendly foods and samples went down a treat. Everyone got a recipe card and my top 10 sleep tips. Great to meet so many old and new friends in one place! One mama sent me this lovely message after the event:

“Niamh your talk at WAH today was really fantastic, I now have fab tips and recipes to bring home but also, through your warmth and honesty, really come away feeling I am not alone in my parenting choices or struggles – your talk was like a reassuring hug from a friend and I look forward to attending future talks and events.”
– Natasha, Dublin

 

 

On Saturday 1st October I had a stall at Dublin Food Co-op in Newmarket Square from 10am – 3pm. I gave free wellness advice (nutrition, sleep strategies, stress management and incorporating exercise into your daily routine) and the majority of the questions were about sleep! Everyone enjoyed my samples of vegan oat cookies, parents got a free sleep tips and healthy recipes card (perfect for baby-led weaning, lunch boxes or hungry parents!) and everyone else got a free healthy treats recipe card. There is a fantastic community at the Co-op and lots of young families socialising every weekend

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I was honoured to be invited to speak on the topic of healthy eating for the Over 55s Showcase in City Hall on 26th September 2016. This was a fantastic event, run by the Dublin South Central Age Friendly Alliance, and the audience enjoyed my explanation of how food production methods have changed, and why “tomatoes don’t taste like tomatoes any more”! Many of the audience thanked me afterwards and are aware now of eating organic, local and seasonal produce for the health benefits.

 

 

 

I appeared at the recent Health Fair on 8th September 2016 in Dublin 12.

“Skip the Sugar” was the theme and I gave out sugar free cookies and brownies plus a free recipe and wellness card for everyone to bring home. This was of particular interest to people looking to lose weight, diabetics, arthritis sufferers or anyone with inflammatory conditions.

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I am available to give a Talk or Event on any aspect of nutrition and health. Daytime or evenings by appointment. Talks are informative, engaging and in plain-speak, no scientific jargon.

This can be tailored to a corporate setting, a community pharmacy, school, youth group etc.

Please see below for some ideas:

Skip the sugar (the effect of sugar on the body, sugar-free treats)

Easy way to 5 a day (including more fruit and vegetables in your diet)

One-pot wonders (soups, stews and curries)

Workplace wellness (diet and lifestyle at work)

Nutrition for Fitness (10k runs, half-marathons etc)

Natural cures for colds and ‘flu (hot anti-viral drink, and immune-boosting foods)

Healthy school lunches (meeting nutritional needs of children, low sugar etc)

Nutrition for Pain relief (Arthritic conditions – avoiding inflammatory foods etc.)

Nutrition for Menopause (hormone balancing foods and avoiding triggers)

Nutrition for fertility and pregnancy / breastfeeding (essential nutrients and hormone-friendly foods)

Weight loss tips (avoiding metabolic syndrome, avoiding fad diets, adopting a whole-food approach)

Gluten-free cooking and baking (coeliac / gluten intolerance / weight loss)

Grain-free baking (Paleo cakes, muffins and pancakes)

Refined sugar-free cooking for Diabetics / weight loss (balancing blood sugar through dietary changes)

Stress-busting foods (hypertensive / anxiety sufferers)

Vegetarian cooking (weight-loss / general health, will include slow cooking)

A Healthier Christmas (healthy Christmas foods)

Sweet-free Halloween (healthy treats for children)

Sugar-free Children’s Party Food

Nutrition for Asthma and Allergies (histamine-lowering foods, fungal spores etc)

Nutrition for skin conditions (dryness, eczema, urticaria etc. good fats, essential fatty acids in diet etc.)

A good night’s sleep (sleep-promoting foods, reducing caffeine and stress via lifestyle tips, chamomile tea, valerian etc.)

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Talks include a Powerpoint presentation on the topic and a Q&A session. These can be arranged to fit in a lunch break and can last from 10-45 minutes.

Events can include a Powerpoint presentation, Q&A session, cooking demonstration and tasting with tea break. They last between 90-120 minutes depending on topic.

Printed information leaflets can be provided so audience have a resource to bring home. Our colourful displays and printed materials are eye-catching, educational and promote healthy eating.

Please contact us for further information at info {at} thewellnessclinic.ie or via our Contact page.

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