Ten To Zen book


Owen O'Kane's Ten to Zen. Available online and in all good book shops. 

"I’ve never been able to quieten my mind, but this book has helped me do just that! It’s packed with wisdom, time efficient techniques and rich experience that really will make a difference to your day and your life. Fantastic read that will benefit absolutely anyone who picks up the book. No matter how busy their brain is!”

Kate Thornton - TV presenter

Stress management and mental health book Ten To Zen

the book

Ten to Zen is a simple yet highly effective guide to use at any point during the day to calm your mind and manage the stresses of modern life.

The book encourages short time outs to use Owen O’Kane’s meditative and psychology techniques, which are easy to adapt into your daily schedule. No matter how busy and stressful your day is, Ten to Zen will de-clutter your mind whilst restructuring those unhelpful thinking patterns.

The principles for living that Owen O’Kane writes about in Ten to Zen are based on his lengthy experience as a psychotherapist but also from his many years of working with terminally ill patients and understanding their common regrets. This has been a significant influence in how Ten to Zen began and how Owen works and views life.

★★★★★ – This a perfect book if you want to reduce stress in your life. It offers practical techniques to calm the mind.

stress is not abnormal

It can be hard for people to talk about stress or admit to suffering from it, but it’s completely natural – in fact, stress is vital for survival! However, regularly experiencing high levels of stress can seriously affect your health.
Ten to Zen can’t eliminate stress completely, as Owen knows that for most people, it simply isn’t possible. Instead, he wants them to learn how to respond to stress differently and in a way that is not detrimental to their health.

“When it comes to mental health, I suspect that all quick-fixes are bogus so am usually a sceptic of the self-help genre. Owen O’Kane’s book is a proud exception. Ten to Zen is clearly a work written by a serious clinician. It is not about providing some sort of perfect path to inner peace, rather it is an honest, eloquent, no-nonsense set of easy-to-use strategies for anybody seeking to find a way of improving their mental and emotional well being. I thoroughly recommended it.”

Rob Rinder – Judge Rinder show

fact, not theory

When it comes to alleviating stress, it is important to understand that one size does not fit all. Which is why four therapeutic models have been incorporated in Ten to Zen:

  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Digitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

These four models allow a greater degree of choice and flexibility, for each reader to discover what will work best for them and therefore provide effective results. Ten to Zen has been developed from current neuroscientific and psychological evidence, so you won’t find any chapters about chanting or visualising ripples of water, although they may serve a purpose.

Owen sticks to factual evidence in his approach towards gaining a calmer mind and how it can be achieved with little impact on your daily schedule.

“Owen offers a unique, fresh perspective and has created a valuable, time efficient toolkit for absolutely anyone looking to improve their mental wellbeing. Definitely worth a read.”

Dr Angharad Ruttley – Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Director NHS

Ten To Zen mental health improvement

who is the book for?

Ten to Zen is the perfect mind workout for anyone who is feeling pressures in their everyday life. Whether it’s work, health, finances or relationships that are causing you sleepless nights, Ten to Zen helps you to easily adopt proven stress management techniques. It is not a quick fix but, if you commit to ten minutes each day, it will feel like it is!

Carole Tonkinson, Founder of Bluebird, the imprint of Pan Macmillan that is publishing Ten to Zen, says: “Owen absolutely wowed us when he came in for a meeting. In ten minutes, he showed us how to be calmer, get grounded and set ourselves up for a perfect day. I’ve published books in this subject area for a long time, and I’ve never seen something so quick and effective and absolutely backed up by clinical expertise and road-testing with thousands of patients.

“Best of all, there is no jargon terms an any of Owen’s work, so it will appeal far beyond the mindfulness fans and break out to a mainstream audience who will really be able to benefit.”

Owen is unable to respond to personal messages but would be delighted to connect on social media.

If you have concerns about your mental health, please contact your Doctor. If urgent or in crisis, please contact the Samaritans free on 116 123.

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