On release, 'Ten To Zen' shot straight in at Number 3 on Amazon's Bestsellers, being beaten to the top 2 spots by Michelle Obama and Joe Wicks. His book has become celebrity-approved too, with Fearne Cotton, Judge Rinder, Eamonn Holmes, Ashley Banjo, Kelly Holmes, Joe Wicks, Saira Khan, Jack Monroe and many more praising the book.
Owen grew up in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles,' which was the perfect training ground for understanding the anxious mind due to the conflict and fear that existed in the region. As a former palliative care nurse, Owen heard first-hand the biggest regrets people have on their death beds and as a result, learnt about the stresses and worries we shouldn't hold onto.
His time in the NHS has seen Owen use a multitude of techniques in helping people with mental health. He has a down to earth, engaging and "no fluff" approach and is passionate about helping people achieve calmer, happier lives. He'll leave audiences curious, positively challenged and eager to make changes in their lives.
Owen is a regular contributor to press, news and tv, working with Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC News, Sky News, ITV News, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Sun, MailOnline, BBC Radio London, GQ, Big Issue and Evening Standard... to name a few!
Now running his private practice in West London, Owen lives with his partner Mark and dog Kate.
Owen was a guest on the Speaking Business podcast hosted by Maria Franzoni and can be listened to via : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/owen-okane-how-to-be-ten-times-happier/id1363005383?i=1000503162876
Owen was a guest on the Holland & Barratt podcast The Wellness Edit - Episode 8 "How To Be Happy"
Owen sat down to discuss mental health recently with Karl Henry on his podcast Real Health in conjuctions with the Irish Independent.
Throughout 'lockdown' and Covid-19, Owen offers his daily expertise, wisdom and support to help followers find some calm in difficult times. Each day he is filming and offering techniques and tools to help calm the mind and help those in need.
Owen has also collaborated with Casper Lee and The Prince's Trust to form a 'campaign of hope', using #lookingforward on twitter to get people sharing what they are looking forward to getting back to after 'lockdown' ends. With a celebrity following of Russell Brand, Stephen Merchant, David Hasselhoff and KSI, Owen's campaign has captured the minds of the masses on social media.
Owen released his second book 'Ten Times Happier' on 14th May 2020, which reveals how to choose new, healthier perspectives and ditch harmful patterns.