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


Author of Ten To Zen Owen O’Kane
Ten To Zen

the book

Carole Tonkinson, Publisher of Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, has acquired world rights to Ten to Zen: Ten Minutes A Day To A Calmer, Happier You by NHS Psychotherapist Owen O’Kane.

Represented by media agent, Bev James, the book is available now online and in all good book shops. 

In a fast-paced life, when there seems to be no time to simply stop and take a breath… maybe it’s time to. By sparing just ten minutes a day, you can benefit from Ten to Zen – the mind workout with a difference.

the problem

Most of us will spend at least ten minutes a day showering or washing, making food, reading a book or newspaper, on social media, a call to a friend or shopping. But few of us spend any time on our mental health, strength and happiness. In fact, most people spend no time at all looking after their minds.

Ten to Zen was designed for everyone. Employers, employees, parents, students, athletes….

We are living in a fast world. There are many demands for your time and attention from people and technology, and feeling that way continuously is not good for your health.

We are finding it more and more difficult to switch off. Trying to keep up with demands at work, chores at home, bills to pay, perhaps loved ones need your help… yet there still needs to be time to spend with friends and family!

The mixture of constantly being ‘on top of things’, always available on your phone, consuming content and stimulating your mind is… exhausting. While others are lonely, feel isolated or perhaps are suffering in other ways due to a major life event that has knocked them off equilibrium.

Yet few are allocating as little as ten minutes a day to looking after ours minds and mental wellbeing.

the cost of stress and anxiety

In our lives we can all expect to encounter sadness, stress or anxiety. This is normal and can even be a good thing in the right situations. However, recognising it and learning how it impacts upon you – combined with techniques to help you work through it – are key to your mental happiness.

Unfortunately, unmanaged stress and anxiety is likely to have a negative impact on your:

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Motivation
  • Commitment
  • Relationships
  • Appetite
  • Sleep

★★★★★ – Powerful, effective and down to earth. Highly recommended.

★★★★★ – Ten to Zen is well explained and an easy read, with simple and relatable exercises making it possible to reclaim some control over your mind.

the ten to zen solution

Ten to Zen is an effective and fuss-free guide based on scientific evidence. It will help you start your day in the right frame of mind, so that you’re prepared for any challenges that may arise.

Allocating just ten minutes a day to re-focus your mind will lead to a calmer, happier you.

Ten to Zen is written by Owen O’Kane, who has a dual medical and psychotherapy background and is a clinical lead for an NHS mental health service. Owen’s mind workout has been designed using the latest research from the worlds of psychology and neuroscience.

A combination of these techniques are employed, including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy.

These terms may sound a little overwhelming but the whole point of Ten to Zen is making it an easy workout. You can implement the learning into your life and all you have to do is put aside just ten minutes a day.

★★★★★ – Ten to Zen is well explained and an easy read, with simple and relatable exercises making it possible to reclaim some control over your mind.

Ten To Zen

Owen says: “For me, the key goal is to help as many people as possible realise that taking just ten minutes out of each day to look after the mind using these evidenced techniques and principles can make a significant difference to life; for the better.

“I am hugely excited, privileged and honoured to write this book and hope that it brings a sense of ease, calm and perspective to all who read it. Above all I hope it inspires people to prioritise mental wellbeing.”

To get in touch with Owen’s team, please fill out the enquiry form below.

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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