About Lifestyle Awareness

Lifestyle Awareness

Lifestyle Awareness was developed by Peter Connolly, Senior Occupational Therapist following years of working with busy professionals who were struggling with managing their stress, sleep and anxiety, often leading to burn out or a mental health crisis.
It’s often said prevention is better than the cure, Peter grew frustrated that there was a lack of evidenced based options, knowledge and resources in this space and shifted his focus to work with people at an earlier stage in their struggling.

My Story

Like many people I got to a point where the busyness and intensity of my life was not sustainable, and began to burn out. I developed insomnia which I struggled with for one year, this eventually led me to a journey into mindfulness, skills training and changing my relationship with busyness, and direction in life. I have sought out teachers & practitioners from around the world to learn from and credit them in any resources I share in my work.

Training

I have completed teacher training in Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Sleep Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Stress Management, Personal Training, and Nutrition. I regularly attend training workshops and receive external supervision to keep my own practice focused, current and in line with best practice guidelines.

clinical experience

South London and Maudsley (SLAM)

Saint John of God Hospital

Saint Patrick’s hospital &The Dean clinic

Highfield hospital

I have worked clinically in mental health, addiction, sleep, Adult ADHD, workplace stress and wellbeing.

A huge thanks to Peter Connolly for his expert facilitation and knowledge over the last two days, he is wonderful to work with and learn from.
Seamus Hennessy
Customer Success Manager, Qualtrics

IN THE MEDIA

I have written a series of lifestyle articles for RTE, participate in radio interviews on Newstalk, Today FM and appeared as a guest contributor on the TV show Operation Transformation.

I have known Peter since 2015. His straight-talking yet compassionate approach has brought really good results. Peter has a range of experience in areas such as workplace stress, adult ADHD, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders. I have always valued Peter's astute insights and excellent judgement. I would highly recommend.
Dr Alan Murtagh
Consultant Psychiatrist, St John of God Hospital

1 to 1 consultation

Each 1 to 1 consultation comprises 3 x 1 hour sessions.  Sessions are currently delivered by Zoom or Microsoft Teams.  Areas Covered;

  • Resilience: Skills training for managing life & work stress.
  • Neurodiversity: Managing ADHD & work.
  • Sustainable performance: Preventing burnout for busy professionals & high performers.
  • Sleep: Sleep your way to wellness. 6-week program. 

Workplace Workshops

Lifestyle Awareness provide workshops for groups of staff in your organisation.  Workshops can be delivered live or via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.  Areas covered include;

  • Sleep and the power of recovery.
  • Routine design, skills and team practices for remote working.
  • Mindfulness for modern times.
  • Resilience through creativity and play

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