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Finding the ‘I’ in the Storm – Find your stress-sweet spot

8 October 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


We often hear that stress is a bad thing but a little bit of stress can go a long way, motivating you to attain your goals and meet daily challenges. In fact, well-managed stress will support you through challenge and change, making you more resilient and better equipped for whatever life throws at you. 

Using easy-to-understand everyday language Dr Sabina Brennan will talk about the psychological and physical stress response, explaining what happens in the brain when stress becomes chronic. She will give some tips on how to recognise the signs of stress and will give some practical tips on how to manage stress at home and in the workplace.



Sabina Brennan (PhD., C.Psychol.,PsSI.) is a psychologist, neuroscientist, award-winning science communicator and author of the No 1 best-seller 100 Days to a Younger Brain.  Dr Brennan is currently leading a large research project at Trinity College looking at the relationship between brain health, genomics, lifestyle and dementia. 

Her public engagement projects aim to increase the societal impact of scientific research by translating complex content into easy-to-understand resources for the general public and key stakeholders. 

In 2016 Sabina was the inaugural recipient of Science Foundation Ireland’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to STEM Communication. In 2017 she received the Provost’s Award for Innovation in recognition of her work for social impact. Most recently she was listed as one of IMAGE magazine’s Women of the Year 2018.

Sabina has advised the Irish government on brain health and dementia risk reduction and is currently a member of advisory boards for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity in Westminster. Sabina is Ireland’s national expert representative member on Alzheimer’s Disease International’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel.  

Sabina has established a strong media profile and is founding director of Trinity Brain Health Ltd., a Trinity College spin out company that specializes in translating complex scientific content into fun and entertaining animations.



Following Dr Brennan’s talk we will be holding a panel discussion moderated by Gerry Kelly of LMFM radio, with contributions from Dr Brennan, Nicola Connolly Byrne of I AM POSITIVE MINSET and Lisa Dundar of Lisa Dunbar Health. With our lives being so busy and turbulent, where do we find time for ourselves to deal with stress.  We all experience it but what does it do to our mind and body and and how we manage it?  

Gerry Kelly presents LMFM Radio’s Late Lunch which since its launch in 2009 has become the most listened to early afternoon talk show in the Northeast and beyond.  He’s a multi award winning broadcaster, presenter and writer. Prior to his radio career Gerry worked for eircom in a range of roles including; HR, Finance, Sales and Corporate Account Management. He holds a degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Ulster.  A Drogheda native Gerry is a passionate sportsman, keen angler, gardener, socialite and lives life to the full!


Nicola Connolly Byrne – I AM POSITIVE MINDSET

My name is Nicola Connolly-Byrne and I AM an Empowerment Specialist who has helped thousands of people like you who feel stuck and want to be the best version of themselves.  

As a child I had many personal struggles and I was surrounded by poverty and addiction. I knew back then that this wasn’t the life for me. So I started documenting my challenges and looking for solutions, this is now my toolbox that I share with clients.

I have spoken about wellness, empowerment, and confidence building for many companies including SEETEC, Electric Ireland, Oracle, Dublin City Council.

  • Business Woman of the Year Emerging New Business 2019
  • Business All Star Thought Leader of Personal Empowerment 2019
    AIB Women in Enterprise Finalist September 2019
    Ireland’s Most Inspiring Woman Finalist October 2019


 Lisa Dunbar – Lisa Dunbar Health

Lisa Dunbar is a Nutrition and Health Coach based in Dundalk. Having used diet and lifestyle changes to recover from physical and mental health challenges, Lisa is now on a mission to motivate others to take ownership of their health and to teach them how to make lasting changes to their diet and lifestyle so they can go on to live a healthier, happier life.

She provides one to one consultations and also delivers a range of educational and inspirational talks to groups and businesses.



7.30pm – Being with Networking so please your business cards
8:00pm – 8:30pm – Our Keynote speaker Dr. Sabina Brennan

Tickets are available and will be priced at €10 for everyone as all proceeds are going to SOSAD. If you would like to donate more there will be an opportunity to donate further on the night.  

This event is open to men and women, members and non-members.


8 October 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Category:


Network Ireland – Louth


Westcourt Hotel
29 West Street
Drogheda, County Louth A92 A8XF
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