Wellness - Thrive Festival

Wellness

  • Gemma Atkinson will appear on THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30 & on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @16:00   Gemma is a seasoned UK TV, reality, West End and film actress who gained recognition by starring in the soap ‘Hollyoaks’. In 2017 she was a hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’reaching the final. Since then she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications such as Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online. Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand – GA by Gemma […]
  • Dr. Hazel Wallace will appear on THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30   Dr.Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, and health writer. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently pursuing a masters in clinical nutrition and public health. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast. The Food Medic podcast aims to cut through the confusing health information that we find online by interviewing experts and specialists who dispel the myths surrounding diet and health, and instead share evidence-based advice and […]
  • Maeve Madden will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the THRIVE Move 1 with Pure Athlete @ 11:00 and 16:00 & on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove @18:00 & on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @12:00   Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in […]
  • Food Flicker will appear on the THRIVE Cookery Stage with Activia Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 11:00 and 15:00  Join Daniel at Thrive during Food Flicker: Learn to create tasty and healthy food from the gang at Food Flicker Learn more about Daniel: Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. In order to achieve this, he believes in providing this information in an understandable, practical and enjoyable manner. The approach is based on translating the latest nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple […]
  • Pip Stewart will appear Sunday 31st March 2019 on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @ 14:00 and 16:00 & on the Grow stage @15:00 Join Pip at Thrive during What Adventure Can Teach You About Happiness: Adventurer Pip Stewart will share tales of how through adventure she has found a more spiritual, contented life. From the remote jungles of the Amazon to the mountains of Japan, Pip will share why getting out of your comfort zone can help develop resilience, grit and perhaps most importantly of all – acceptance. Learn more about Pip: Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor. Pip studied history and […]
  • Alan O’Mara will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 14:00 and 18:00  Join Alan at Thrive on the Life Stage: Alan will discuss how real talks saved him from depression and how learning to be more open, honest and vulnerable made him a more resilient person, entrepreneur and athlete. Learn more about Alan: Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. He is the author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ while the Real Talks podcast series he hosts has been listened too in more than 100 countries around the world. A former Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion, he became the first active senior inter-county player to go public about experiencing depression in 2013. He is currently completing a Masters in Sports […]
  • The Gut Stuff will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00 and 16:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs @11:00 and 17:00 and on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove @14:00 and 16:00   The Gut Stuff was co-founded just over a year ago by DJ presenters Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and entrepreneur India Wardrop. Twins are a great constant for medical research, and Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Tim Spector at TwinsUK research at King’s College London where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently. Thus their ‘gut journey’ began! The trio made it their mission to bring the real science to the public. They launched a Youtube series featuring the world’s leading scientists in Gut Health including […]
  • Nicole and Lauren will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @11:00  &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00 Join ARDERE at Thrive during Self-Care: How to Combat Stress and Boost Energy the Natural Way: ARDERE co-founders and sisters Nicole and Lauren Windas will be talking about their origins into the world of wellness. After a 6 year battle with ME/CFS, Lauren found diet and lifestyle changes were fundamental in regaining back her health. The two sisters’ passion then became sharing their knowledge on self-care with others.This talk will put into context the modern day crisis of stress and fatigue in 21st-century life, with a discussion on how this can affect our wellbeing. Registered Nutritional Therapist & Naturopath Lauren will provide diet and lifestyle strategies on how you can tackle stress and increase your energy levels for good. This talk will put into context the modern day crisis of stress and […]
  • Laura Thomas PhD will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Saturday 3oth March 2019 @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00   Join Laura Thomas PhD at Thrive during Just Eat It: Intuitive Eating: Have you ever been on a diet? Ever spent time worrying about your body? Laura Thomas is here to free you from diet culture and give you power back over your body. In this talk you will learn how to develop a healthy relationship with food and start the process of Intuitive Eating. Learn more about Laura Thomas PhD: Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like […]
  • Deirdre O Connor will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Saturday 3oth March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 15:00 Join Deirdre O Connor during Wired and tired?: From the dawn of time we have been biologically  hardwired for sleep but  something is clearly going wrong with our in-built sleep wiring as almost one-in-five of us are spending the night tossing and turning.     In this interactive session we will explore what is keeping us awake – and more importantly what we can do to help get ourselves back on track so that our sleep becomes what it was always meant to be – deep, restorative and restful.     As a recovered insomniac  Deirdre knows this territory too well and   will take you through the best sleep practices that are out there so that you too can find your way back to a  full nights blissful sleep. […]
  • Louise O’Reilly will appear on The THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 & 15:00   Louise is an international plus size/curvy model based in Dublin and is currently signed to agencies in London, Germany, Milan, South Africa and Australia. After a couple of years being immersed in the fashion industry, Louise wanted to create a platform to showcase fashion and beauty diversity for every kind of body type, her love for curves, body image, and much much more.  As a result, 10 years ago Style Me Curvy was born! Louise has had the privilege of working with big industry names such as Cosmopolitan UK, Look Magazine, Simply Be USA, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Next, H&M to name but a few and top photographers in New York, Milan, Germany and London. She has been interviewed by the likes Vogue Italia, Marie Claire UK and Elle Canada. Her hard […]
  • Breda Stack will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage with Kelloggs Saturday 3oth March 2019 @14:00 and on the Life Stage @15:00 Join Breda at Thrive during Declutter Therapy: Discover the biggest misconceptions about clutter and decluttering, learn why your decluttering efforts may not be working and get other vital facts and information so you have the clarity and inspiration to move forward with your decluttering. Learn more about Breda: Leading decluttering expert Breda Stack, The Declutter Therapist of DeclutterTherapy.com, is the founder of National and International Declutter Day, author of Declutter Therapy and a regular contributor to TV, radio and print media. Sharing a unique approach to decluttering since 2010, Breda is also the creator of The Declutter Academy Professional Training Certification and other online programmes through which she teaches students and clients all around the world to “LET IT GO” so they can enjoy simpler, happier lives. www.decluttertherapy.com Facebook: @DeclutterTherapy […]
  • The Reset will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @18:00 & on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 & 16:00 Join The Reset at Thrive during two sessions:  Self-care myth busting In this session, The Reset founders Lauren Healy and Vicky Shilling will bust some self-care myths and talk about practical steps you can put into place to take care of yourself. While fluffy slippers, bubble baths and massages are great for those with time on their hands, The Reset will be talking some real world principles that you can apply to your busy life that will make you feel better right now. Get ready to make changes: The Reset will not just discussing the principles, they want you to walk away with things you’ll actually start doing today. Eating for health: living without diet mentality  In this session, The Reset founders […]
  • Anna will host theTHRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda on Saturday March 30th – She will chat with Gemma Atkinson and take questions from the audience    Anna Geary is a Broadcaster, Athlete, Performance and Lifestyle Coach and Columnist. The former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain is well known for her successful career on the pitch and also as a former Cork Rose in 2014. Anna has won over 20 All Ireland medals during her illustrious sporting career, including 7 senior All Irelands medals with Cork and her club, Milford. In addition to her sporting career, Anna has seven years’ experience in the corporate world working for large companies. A popular MC, Anna has hosted a number of key events including the Ireland Active National Conference, the International Women’s Business Conference, The Irish Construction Awards, AIB Build a Bank and Zeminar. Anna was a finalist on RTÉ One’s hugely popular […]
  • Laura Agar Wilson will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Grow Stage @13:00 and on the Life Stage @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Grow Stage @11:00 and on the life Stage @15:00 Join Laura at Thrive during two sessions:  Turn your passion into profit: how to start a wellbeing business Dream of running a business where you get to share your passion for health and wellbeing? Come along to learn how you can transform your career and your life doing something you love. Find out what options you have for starting a business, what running a business is really like and some actionable steps to get you started. Self Care the Wholehearted Way This isn’t your cliched self care workshop! Come along and find out how to do self care the wholehearted way. If you’re fed up of feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed this is for you. […]
  • Deric will host the THRIVE Signature Stage Driven by Mazda on Sunday March 31st – He will chat with Dr. Hazel Wallace and take questions from the audience    A staple of Irish television, Deric O hArtagain works as a broadcaster for one of Ireland’s national flagship television stations, Virgin Media One (formerly TV3). You can catch Deric bright and early every weekday as the chief weather correspondent on Ireland AM. Outside of presenting, Deric is a pioneering documentary maker. Not to mention being an avid triathlete and Ironman competitor, and a keen outdoor adventurer. Find Deric on social: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
  • The Coaching Circle will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00   At Thrive Festival join The Coaching Circle for an interactive panel discussion about self-care, self-belief and resilience.  They’ll explain what these topics really mean and through a mix of coaching tools & techniques as well as personal stories, attendees will leave motivated and empowered. All members of the panel are qualified Executive & Life Coaches from https://www.positivesuccessgroup.com/ Alison Underwood is a Career & Life Coach at Echo Steps.  Her services include working with clients to get unstuck, make changes and build new habits in life and work.  She understands the pressure of trying to do and be it all and helps clients find ways to manage.  In group workshops and talks, Alison speaks about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and what fits in with your life right now.  […]
  • Aidan Healy will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 & 17:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 13:00 & 17:00 Join Aidan at Thrive during Unplug: Switching Off & Re-charging in an Always Connected World: How can we use technology in smarter, more effective ways – maximising the benefits while minimising some of the negative unintended consequences? Aidan Healy, Co-Founder of specialist consultancy UnPlug will join us for an interactive session to share his insights and experience. The aim aim is to leave you with practical takeaways that you can implement at work and at home, as well an opportunity to share your experiences with other participants. Learn more about Aidan: Aidan Healy is the Co-Founder of UnPlug, a specialist consultancy that helps individuals and organizations work smarter in an always connected world. UnPlug has designed and delivered a wide range of programmes, incorporating the latest research […]
  • Siobhan  Murray will appear on the Life Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 16:00 Join Siobhan at Thrive during Resilience Reset: What happens when your emotional and physical resilience becomes depleted through Burnout?  Learn the causes and symptoms of burnout and how, with simple changes to how you approach your life, you can implement the four key pillars that allow you to reset your resilience to live a calmer, happier life.  (do you want more on this? Or do you want a broader talk on stress? I can adapt my talks to suit!)  Learn more about Siobhan: Siobhan  Murray  BA, Dip Psychotherapist, Resilience Life Coach and Best Selling Author  Siobhan  holds a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Mindfulness, is a Master Practitioner of Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), is a Certified Life Coach .  She is the founder of Twisting the Jar, her company specialising in Resilience Life Coaching, […]
  • Taz Kelleher will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @12:00 & Sunday 31st March @17:00    Join Taz at Thrive during How to Quit Fast Fashion The rise of “fast fashion” has changed the way we buy and wear clothes, but at what cost? Fashion is the 2nd more polluting industry in the world producing billions of tonnes of waste each year, and that’s before we look at energy consumption and employment conditions. It’s time to question why that t-shirt only cost €3, consider where it came from, whose hands it touched and essentially the print it’s going to leave on our planet. In this talk, Taz will breakdown the negative environmental effects of the fast fashion industry and teach you how to engage in sustainable fashion. Learn more about Taz: Taz Kelleher is a podcaster, graphic designer and co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin. In response to the […]
  • Sharon Hearne-Smith will appear on the THRIVE Inner Wellness with Symprove Sunday 31st March 2019  @11:00 & 18:00   Join Sharon at Thrive during DoTERRA’s essential oils for natural health & wellbeing: If you would like to learn how to become empowered in taking care of your health and wellbeing naturally, then this is the talk for you. For Sharon Hearne-Smith, discovering DoTERRA’s 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils has transformed the way she manages her families health & wellbeing. She is repeatedly astounded by the incredible effects they have on our physical, mental and emotional health. They provide a simple one-stop-shop packed full of natural solutions for home and family for everything from boosting immunity, pain relief, reducing anxiety, improving sleep issues, balancing hormones, fighting infections, aiding digestion, soothing sore muscles and joints and supporting healthy respiratory function, natural home cleaning, beauty and also in cooking too. Fancy joining […]
  • Jenny Murphy will appear on Energy Vibes & Healing Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, & 17:00   Join Jenny at Thrive during two sessions:  Us as Energy Beings ‘Harness the power of your life force ENERGY by Jenny Murphy Jenny will take you on a journey into the universal life-force pulses of Energy and correlating it back to “You the physical being” using the language of energy, exploring the close connection to “You” as the spiritual infinite being. “Us as Energy Beings” this workshop will bring that exploration of mind body soul and the infinite universal breath of life interconnection to “You”. Jenny will finish this workshop with a beautiful connecting meditative experience to~ Harness the power of your life force ENERGY ~ Chakra Fitness ‘Accelerating your ENERGY flow for Health & Vitality This work shop will explore the basic fundamentals of […]
  • Reserve a 30 minute treatment for only €25 and enjoy the profoundly relaxing therapy that reflexology provides the body and mind. Used in the right way reflexology can help the body and mind recover from a wide range of conditions. By applying pressure to points on the feet you can treat and heal problems elsewhere in the body. With over 20 years’ experience, and qualifying through the renowned Central London School of Reflexology, Fiona Ettridge is the appointed reflexologist for many exclusive clients at her London Clinic and is now looking to expand her clinic into her native Ireland. Fiona specialises in women’s health including fertility issues, pregnancy and baby & toddler. Sports professionals can also benefit from regular reflexology treatments which will improve circulation and encourage lymphatic action. This physiological ‘boost to the system’ energises tired muscles and inhibits the production of lactic acid. To book a treatment with Fiona […]
  • Sarah Leather will appear on The Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00   Join Sarah at Thrive during The Business of Wellness- how to create a highly profitable business without sabotaging your own health: Sarah will share her top tips for getting paying clients and will be showcasing the 3 pillars of a successful wellness business: 1) Business Strategy 2) Mindset for Success 3) Supportive Community She will outline what you need to be doing right now to attract aligned clients who will happily pay your fees and how to have the confidence to grow a highly profitable business, not an expensive hobby Learn more about Sarah: Sarah Leather is known as the ‘Wholehearted Business Coach’. Having run a highly successful natural health practice for 25 years, regularly appearing on national TV, newspapers & magazines; Sarah went on to study & fall in love with Life & Business […]
  • Patricia Fitzgerald will appear on The THRIVE Life Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 Join Patricia at Thrive for ‘Mandala: The Art of Energy and Connection‘ Mandalas hold such power, the power to calm, to heal and to connect us deeply to the self, yet paradoxically, to something much bigger than ourselves, regardless of our beliefs. The mandala is a vehicle allowing us to dance with life, to embrace unconscious aspects of the self, bringing them into awareness for healing. Symbols emerge as if from nowhere, and when these symbols are courted as though they are wild animals in a forest, or an ephemeral dream, these symbols slowly begin to reveal their gold as inner wisdom. In this fascinating talk, Patricia leads you on a journey of mandala from the furthest galaxies to the smallest atom, from the unnamed longing within us back to our great connection to the […]