Keynote Speaker and Workshop facilitator

Written by Eileen Hopkins

My road to counselling and psychotherapy has been interesting. Having worked in a caring profession, nursing for over 30 years, I was always at my happiest when interacting with my patients & I have always been a people person.

Are you looking for a speaker for your next event? 

Eileen Hopkins, Keynote Speaker & Workshop facilitator

Are looking for an inspirational speaker who is guaranteed to leave a huge inspirational impact on your next conference or event?

Eileen Hopkins clearly stands out from the crowd. Eileen is a professional, award-winning international inspirational speaker who has an incredible story to share, having experienced the despair & stigma associated with mental health challenges in her 20’s. Eileen witnessed first-hand the lack of awareness, compassion, understanding & support on offer. Because of this, she decided to reach out & give hope to others in a way that wasn’t available to her.

Raw, real, and truly life-changing, Eileen’s story will undoubtedly bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart, as she will empower you to look at your life through a different lens by changing your thoughts and how this has the potential to change the outcome.

Eileen is a very ordinary woman with an extraordinary story, she has a very human heart, displaying vulnerability in a way that inspires and give hope. Eileen is a true champion for people who experience mental health challenges in their life.

Eileen’s mission in life is to make a difference one person at a time.

Eileen has put together some of her most popular talks and workshops. These talks are based on 35 years of nursing in Ireland and abroad, plus working as a Life Coach and an adolescent and adult Psychotherapist.

Have a look through this list and see if anything resonates with you – feel free to reach out to her using the Contact page on this website.

Assertiveness: Do you long to become more confident and comfortable with personal assertiveness? How do you cope with negativity in other people? and how do you react when someone else is being overbearing towards you? Clear and effective communication is the key to being assertive. In this workshop I will support you as you explore new ways to approach difficult topics and topics, you’re passionate about with constructive approaches. This includes how to say “no” without being portrayed as “offensive,” use body language effectively, express your views and disagreements positively and more.

Confidence Building: Confidence is a tool you can use in your everyday life to do all kinds of things, not least to stop second-guessing yourself, manage your fears and become able to do more of the things that really matter to you. But not many people realize that their self-confidence works just like a muscle – it grows in response to the level of performance required of it. Either you use it, or you lose it. In this workshop I will help you find and exercise your self-confidence muscle so that it becomes a strong and integral part of who you are. Forever, and no matter what life throws at you.

Effective Communication: Communication is a two-way process, so improving communication involves both how we send and receive messages. Effective communication skills are fundamental to success in many aspects of life. The ability to communicate effectively is a key interpersonal skill and learning how to improve our communication has many benefits. This is a very interactive workshop where we explore the barriers to effective communication and how to avoid these.

Emotional wellbeing: Over time, stress and strain builds up, and our capacity to cope with the day-today challenges diminishes. Emotional Wellbeing fosters a deep understanding of how to care for our emotional life.
In this interactive workshop you will gain a greater awareness of your own emotional states and improve your capacity to support both yourself and others, gain greater awareness of your emotional states, build insight into what drives your emotions, learn how to regulate, and not repress, your emotions, understand the importance of self-care and develop enhanced social skills through empathy and compassion.

Neurodiversity in the workplace – We don’t all fit into the one box: We will look at what Neurodivergence is and why we need to understand it. It is important to understand the workplace impact of neurodiversity and explore how to support colleagues.
Pain management: We will look at what exactly is Pain Management. I will explain the difference between acute and chronic pain & discuss the psychology of chronic pain as distinct from acute pain. As the end of this workshop, you will have a better understanding of the rationale behind self-management and why it is so valuable. I will introduce the technique of pacing/baselining as a concept.

Public Speaking and presentation skills: As an award-winning professional speaker, I believe that the essence of effective communications coaching is the ability to hear and identify a client’s potential.
My system will give you the confidence, tools, and ability to speak fearlessly to any audience and to present yourself confidently and compellingly. I work with those who need to improve their communication skills in public situations and speaking before an audience whether it be giving a speech or a presentation. The work we do together will be completely customized to address the specific goals and circumstances of your organisation.

Recognising and preventing Burnout: While the pandemic is over, employee burnout seems to be growing. This workshop will examine the biggest factors of burnout and learners will discover actionable ways to help re-route that burnout.

Self-care and resilience: In this interactive workshop you will gain a greater awareness of your own emotional states and improve your capacity to support both yourself and others. One of the reasons why it can be hard to define self-care is that everyone’s needs, preferences and goals are different, so what one person finds nourishing differs from another, and our own needs also change over time. At the end of this workshop, you will understand self-care & it’s importance, look at compassion fatigue & burnout, you will learn the value of developing Resilience and a self-care plan.
Stress & Anxiety: No one can deny that we are living in demanding and stressful times and the risks of becoming over-anxious, stressed, and exhausted are high. In this interactive workshop you will get lots of practical tools, tips, and strategies to reduce stress and take back control. At the end of this workshop, you will understand the differences between anxiety and stress, and what might trigger your stress responses, you will identify and challenge unhelpful thought patterns to nip stress in the bud and build your own toolkit using our simple and effective techniques. While there will be some information shared in this presentation, the focus of this talk will be looking at the various self-help tools you can use for yourself.

Work/Life Balance: Are you ready to learn to set limits and boundaries, re-evaluate your goals and prioritise what’s most important for you? Are you ready to be inspired to make positive, permanent changes for ‘you’? Being able to juggle a career, a family and a social life in this day & age can be a challenge. In this workshop I will empower you to focus your time and attention so that you can enjoy all aspects of your life without feeling pulled in all directions.

Workplace wellness: A healthy workplace helps your team to flourish. A wellbeing programme helps employees feel appreciated at work and encourages them to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. It can reduce any work-related stress and promote a positive working environment for everyone.
We will explore the simple things that can be done every day to proactively support ourselves and colleagues and minimise the risk of a mental health episode, workshop attendees will gain greater confidence in their ability to build and maintain their mental wellbeing.

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