“Everything is vying for our attention… and we need to take the power back.”
On the latest episode of the Oxygen Advantage podcast, Patrick is joined by TV host, radio personality, comedian, author, and mindfulness teacher, Dermot Whelan.
A well-known celebrity in his native Ireland where he has been a permanent fixture of television and radio for well over a decade, Dermot experienced many struggles with his mental health over the years. Even when his career was flying high, Dermot was still experiencing mental health issues that were starting to eat away at him.
It all came to a head about 15 years ago when he experienced a panic attack on the way to the Cat Laughs comedy festival in Kilkenny where he was performing. He was driving and had to pull his car to the side of the road. He would eventually arrive at the festival in the back of an ambulance.
He says it wasn’t until he discovered mindfulness that he was able to start making really positive changes in his life. A neighbour introduced him to mindfulness and he hasn’t looked back since.
From his status as a national celebrity Dermot has used his position to spread the word about mindfulness, even teaching live courses and writing his book ‘Mind Full’.
The book features easily accessible information about mental health and mindfulness while mixing in comedic elements. Comedy is something that comes naturally to Dermot and is something he was able to extend into his Mind Full tour which is currently ongoing.
This is an entertaining, practical and accessible podcast for anyone interested in mindfulness, breathing and improving mental health.
Visit www.dermotwhelan.com for more information about Dermot and tour dates.
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