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Wellbeing Live with laya healthcare

This is Health and Wellbeing with a difference, brought to you by Ireland’s largest team of Health and Wellbeing experts.

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Each week, we will be joined by a Virtual Key Note Speaker, including Karl Henry, Aisling Larkin and Sonia O’Sullivan - who will give you expert opinions and guidance on how to manage your overall health.

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Virtual Keynote Speakers

David Coleman Wellbeing Live Laya Healthcare

David Coleman

Making the Transition Back to School

This seminar will cover how to support children to cope with the change in routines, pace, and the change in the physical school environment and flow of the day, as well helping children and teenagers to develop resilience in the face of further challenges or changes that may also occur.

Aoife Hearne Wellbeing Live Laya Healthcare

Aoife Hearne

How to Raise Children who Eat Well

Feeding families is not for the faint hearted. Mealtimes have turned into a battleground for many families and this has been brought into sharp focus following months of restricted movements. While fussy eating is a normal part of child development, it is a really challenging time for parents. This live seminar will focus on the simple, practical strategies you can put in place in your home to help raise children who have a healthy relationship with food. Gain the knowledge, skills and tools to help take the stress out of meal times and raise children who eat well.

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Gerry Hussey

Rising in a New Dawn and Awakening Your Inner Champion

In Gerry’s session he will focus on mental fitness and how each one of us has the ability to train our mind to become more resilient, more focussed, which allows us to experience a greater sense of grounding and control, particularly in these turbulent times. Gerry will show how the brain works and how each of us has the ability in simple, practical and everyday ways to keep our brain fit and strong, making sure that we maintain a sense of control and focus as we navigate the external challenging or uncertain times. It is a key component of all Gerry’s work that he enables his clients to awaken their inner mind where they are no longer defined by what happens to them in life but they now have the ability to be defined by how they choose to respond. That response is one of focus, clarity, ambition and control. Gerry’s session will also share tips and tools that we can use in both our professional and personal life whether you are a leader in a business, a leader of a team, a leader in a family as a mum or a dad.


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Karl Henry

Ten Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Health

Join me on the 5th of August as part of Wellbeing Live! In my session, I will be giving you my top ten tips to improve your health instantly after the session finishes. Simple tips that will make a big difference to your health! Look forward to seeing you on the 5th of August.


Stuart Lancaster Wellbeing Live Laya Healthcare

Stuart Lancaster

Leadership & Resilience with Leinster Rugby Coach Stuart Lancaster

Leinster Rugby Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster joins us with a wealth of experience in high performance and resilience. Stuart will be interviewed by former Leinster Rugby Player and Wellbeing Expert, Gary Brown with a focus on  leadership and motivation and how it can be applied to all working environments, especially during these more challenging times.


Anna Geary

Stepping outside of your comfort zone and being resilient to new changes in your environment Anna Geary 

Anna will be going live to discuss, The power of language for rewiring your mindset, Making your strengths your superpowers, Adapting to change and building resilience, Coping with setbacks and overcoming the fear of failure, Importance of Energy Management and much more. We look forward to you joining!

Trisha Lewis

Trisha's Transformation - Beat the Bulge

I will be explaining my journey from going from 27 stone to 19 stone with 6 more to go. I will be speaking about my rock bottom moment, finding my why and how I turned my life around from being morbidloy obese with no hope to now becoming a best selling author & happier than I ever dreamed I could be. I want to remove the stigma and the hurt around weight and prove to anyone that it can be turned around and no one is gone too far.

Bernard Dunne

Dealing with Change, Setting Goals and Managing Execution of Plans

The talk will be based around dealing with unexpected challenges and setbacks in plans/life. The importance of creating goals to help drive you forward and how to set about executing the plan to achieve your goals. In the talk Bernard will talk about setbacks in his own personal sporting career and also management through Coronavirus.

Lauren Guilfoyle

Fundamental Principles of Injury Reduction

A graduate of the University of Limerick in 2016, Lauren is a Chartered Physiotherapist working with Tipperary GAA as well as various clubs across all GAA codes. After gaining valuable experience in the area of sports physiotherapy, Lauren has returned to UL to complete a Masters in Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.

This session will cover fundamental principles of injury reduction - from the recreational runner to the committed team sport athlete, as well as dipping into the situations that may require seeking individualised physiotherapy assessment and advice.


Aisling Larkin

Live Cook Along

During this live cook along TV cook Aisling Larkin will guide you through a delicious meal curated with your needs in mind, in a stress free, fun and convivial way while interweaving and teaching you some of the core principles of mindful eating.

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Sonia O'Sullivan

Recipe for a Successful Life Balance

Former World Champion and Olympian, Sonia O'Sullivan is one of the country's most successful athletes and undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish sports people ever. The Olympic Silver Medal capped a string of successes by Sonia which, included Three World Championship Gold Medals, Three European Championship Gold Medals, Four World Records and Sonia still holds the World record over 2000m along with every Irish record in the books in distances ranging from 800m to half marathon.

In this talk, Sonia will show us the ingredients required in different areas of life to account for each day to help promote a healthy, productive mind and body.

Dr Ciara Kelly

Physical Health

Dr Ciara Kelly is a GP, Broadcaster and Award Winning Columnist. Ciara also teaches General Practice to medical students and Post Graduate Doctors for UCD and Trinity College Dublin. Previously, she was the Former Assistant Director of GP Training in UCD. She is a broadcaster with Newstalk where she presents her own show Lunchtime Live, weekdays from 12 noon to 2pm. Ciara was previously the Medical Expert on RTÉ's Operation Transformation for five seasons, a presenter on RTÉ's Doctors on Call and the Resident GP on Virgin Media One's The Morning Show for three years.

Ciara is a leading voice within the media landscape in Ireland, highlighting patient’s issues and rights. In this session, she will be going live to discuss a range of topics regarding your physical wellbeing during these difficult times.

Mental Wellbeing 

Nicole Paulie

How Can Anxiety Impact Sleep?

Although sleep has always been a priority for health, the world is having to adapt to unprecedented changes to our routines. One of the core foundations of our mental
wellbeing is sleep, so this seminar will cover how to manage sleep when stressed, anxious or worried, how to create a healthy sleep routine when our days lack structure,
and the impact of sleep on stress and anxiety.


Fergus Maher

Practicing Mindfulness

Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better. Use this session as an introduction to mindfulness and some tips for coping during Covid-19.

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Anita Fletcher

Establishing new routines during Covid-19 and beyond for Children

At the moment people everywhere are struggling to make sense of the new ‘normal’. There is a risk that every day could simply blend into the next if we allow them to. Establishing consistent daily and weekly routines is a way for parents and their children to feel there is some certainty during COVID-19 isolation. This seminar will discuss why creating easy to follow "win-win" routines is the core of positive parenting


Nicole Paulie

Maintaining Social Connection with Work Colleagues

As we adapt to working from home, we are finding that we are feeling increasingly vulnerable. Social and physical distancing can have negative effects on our emotional wellbeing and make us feel increased levels of anxiety and loneliness. Not to mention the effect it can have on our productivity. Key to overcoming this, is staying in close contact with our colleagues and maintaining connections. In this seminar you will learn how to keep employees engaged and help them maintain social connections while working remotely.



Jody Kennedy


The link between physical wellbeing and mental health has long been established. Exercise is a widely accepted proven strategy in coping with stress and even treating mild depression. This session will comprise of a number of individual breathing and movement exercises along with team interaction and activities designed to energize and awaken the senses. This programme can be enjoyed by everyone, beginner or advanced.

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Brian Crinion

Posture Right

The Posture Right classes are designed for men and women who suffer from poor posture due to poor muscle strength and weakened core, such as those sitting in an office at a desk all day. The result of this is often back and neck pain, and discomfort while performing everyday tasks. We have classes to suit all levels of ability and ages.

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Gemma Habington

Yoga Foundations

Yoga can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether your aim is to tone up, relax, reduce your stress levels or simply boost your energy levels, you will enjoy it! You will learn how to strengthen, tone and relax your body whilst quietening your mind.

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David Bergin

Home Circuits

This feel good circuits class will get your heart rate up and burn those calories. Push as hard as you can today. Let's do this!

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Charlie McCarthy

Family Fit

This class is appropriate for all fitness abilities. Classes may be challenging, but participants can move at their own pace. Family Fit is a great way to spend time together as a family and also encourages younger participants to develop lifelong fitness habits.

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Damian O'Sullivan

Healthy Weight Management During Covid-19

One of the biggest concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic is expanding waistlines. From constant snacking to no routines and gyms closed, it can seem as if it is inevitable. Although gaining weight is by no means a serious outcome of this crisis, it is avoidable with some effort and guidance. In this seminar we focus on the common pitfalls that you might find yourself in and how to overcome them. The goal is to keep our health at its optimum and a healthy weight is part of this equation


Leroy McEvoy

Total Body Fitness By Healthcoach

Get the benefits of your favourite exercise experiences all rolled into one with this equipment-free workout that combines moves from formats like barre, bootcamp, yoga, and kickboxing to create a total-body workout you can do anywhere. Delivered by our laya healthcare Health Coaches.

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Sean Connolly

Abs & Glutes Burn

Go all guns blazing on your glutes and abs. 3 Rounds. 30 Seconds on. 10 Seconds Off. Fire up your abs and glutes. Keep your heart rate up to build stamina.

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