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Niall Breslin

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Mental health speaker & Mindfulness expert

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Niall Breslin believes in the innate human capacity to heal, recover and transform. As a life transformation expert he devotes his life to helping people reach their true unlimited potential.  Niall holds an MSc in mindfulness-based intervention, bachelor’s degrees in economics and sociology, a higher certificate in performance psychology and is an honorary fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons and of IADT. He is also a former professional athlete, representing Ireland and Leinster in Rugby, and an Ironman triathlete.

Why you should book Niall Breslin for your next event

  • Speaker Niall Breslin is a fascinating, inspiring, and motivational keynote speaker advocating health and mindfulness for organizations and individuals alike.
  • He has completed degrees in both Economics and Sociology, a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-Based Interventions from University College Dublin, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College Of Surgeons.
  • Niall is founder and Creative Director of the mental health advocacy charity, A Lust for Life.

Niall has worked closely with global leaders and organisations, Irish and EU governments, and professional athletes across a variety of sports, and world-class entertainers. His ability to communicate with vital authenticity, inspiring candidness and expert knowledge and experience in a number of fields, has further contributed to his standing as a key figure in the evolving conversation around mental health. Niall’s commitment to share his pioneering work is inspiring a paradigm shift in the public perception and narrative around the human condition and human potential.

Founded and hosted by Niall Breslin, the critically acclaimed “Where Is My Mind” podcast, is an immersive exploration into how we can better look after our heads and hearts in the chaos of the modern world. Niall engages in naturally vulnerable, investigative and generative conversations with philosophers, thought leaders, academics, scientists and musicians including Deepak Chopra, Moby, Edith Eger, Adam Clayton (U2) and many others. ‘Where Is My Mind’ regularly features in the UK and Ireland’s top podcast charts and it was the winner in the most creative podcast category at the British Podcast Awards. Niall’s other podcast “Wake Up Wind Down” is a twice daily guided reflection and meditation to start and end your day. As part of Spotify’s ‘Your Daily Wellness’ playlist, the podcast reached and actively supported hundreds of thousands of global listeners during the pandemic, reaching number one in Spotify’s US health and fitness charts. It was also nominated for British podcast of the year in 2021 & 2022.

Niall’s passion and drive for destigmatising mental health, particularly amongst young people, propelled him to co-found the award winning mental health charity “A Lust for Life’. Through  their schools programme they are teaching young people to be effective guardians of their own minds and have, to date, reached over 1000 schools nationwide with the aim of being in every primary school by 2023 and embedded in the educational curriculum by 2024. In addition to writing his award winning memoir “Me and My Mate Jeffrey” Niall has also authored a best-selling children’s book series “Magic Moments” which further promotes and educates children on mindfulness, emotions and mental health.

Niall is also a multi-platinum award-winning musician and producer. Lead singer and songwriter for “The Blizzards”, ex-coach on the TV show “The Voice of Ireland” and also worked as a producer and songwriter for Simon Fueller’s “19 entertainment”.

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How to Find Peace in the Chaos of the Modern World

The talk, although tackling a difficult subject, uses an irreverent and very human tone. The aim is to take the listener out of work mode and into a space where they feel empowered by another person’s vulnerability.

Audience takeaways:

  • Limit exposure to toxic environments and people. Understand how to set boundaries to deal with this
  • Say one life affirming thing about yourself just before you fall asleep each night
  • Before you get out of bed in the morning, think of five things you have in your life that you are grateful for
  • 30 mindful moments each day. Little glimpses of magic moments
  • Develop a trait of non-judgment both towards yourself and others
Keynote by speaker Niall Breslin

Music and Mindfulness

Music and mindfulness have a very special alliance. In recent years we have all started to consume and listen to music in a far more passive way. Learning to mindfully listen to music can help us develop the skill of meditation and master our ability to manage our stress.

Audience takeaways:

  • This talk will be about music and the brain. What happens when we listen or play music and why is it so powerful?
  • How music and mindfulness have a very special alliance that we can tap into to help reduce our stress.
  • Change our relationships to how we consume music to a much more mindful way rather than passive.
Keynote by speaker Niall Breslin

The Nueroscience of Mindfulness

With this talk Niall’s approach is to combine mindfulness and neuroscience education. Niall will deliver a standalone 45 minute talk followed by a 15 minute. Niall will cover the basic science of mindfulness and the brain, in both the short term and with longer term practice. The topics to be covered are:

Audience takeaways:

  • The basic structure of the brain and how it processes information
  • How information from our senses is non-consciously processed before we are aware of it
  • How and why much of our behavior is non-conscious
  • Why habits develop and why they are so difficult to change
  • How stress affects how we think and behave
  • Why mindfulness is difficult but worthwhile, including long term changes in the structure and function of the brain
Keynote by speaker Niall Breslin

The Archaic Architecture Of Stigma and How We Can Tear It Down

During this talk Niall Breslin looks at the societal mechanics of stigmas and how they impact our culture at a macro and micro level.
Broken down into three components the speech looks at:

  • The ingredients of stigmas.
  • The damage they can do to groups and individuals within these groups.
  • What we can do to erode them.

Delivered in a way that is deeply personal, accessible and thought provoking to challenge and incite the change we need to see. 

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