Alison Canavan

I help people to remember their true power and live their best lives through lifestyle and mindset techniques

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Alison Canavan was named one of the top 8 transformational coaches in the US by USA Today for 2021. She believes that we are all incredibly powerful and have infinite potential. She teaches people how to overcome adversity, navigate challenging times and reduce stress using breathwork, meditation and mindset techniques.

Her focus is on 360 health and wellbeing with mental health; including depression and anxiety being at the forefront and focus of her work. Alison is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, a Master NLP Practitioner, HeartMath facilitator, BreathMasters Coach, Nutritional coach, Raw Foods Master and an award-winning author of Minding Mum – It’s Time to Take Care of You – the world’s first 360 self-care book for mums focusing on Mums health and wellbeing post birth.

Her heart-led business and 360 approach to wellbeing is innovative, inclusive and accessible to all. As a meditation teacher she understands the power of a daily mindful approach to living. She believes that to create peace in our life we must carve out time for self-care, go within and create space to heal, learn and grow. Her workshops and talks include incredible tools that really help to not only move the needle in people’s lives but bring deep lasting inner peace and change. Having overcome addictions, chronic anxiety and depression herself she knows what it takes to transcend those states and move forward onto a path of true liberation and living.

Alison has worked with thousands of clients in her private practice and for over a decade has been teaching about The Power of Gratitude, the breath and silence on stages across the world and how they can create incredible perception and paradigm shifts in your life. Through her life changing 5-minute journal, Alison offers an innovative way in a short time every day to experience real change.

Alison has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker and contributor to the wellness space. Some of her previous clients include, You Tube, Plancorp, Vista, Medstar Health, Bank of Ireland, Allianz, Deloitte, City National Bank, Moxifit, Aegis Living, Google, Barnardos, Deutsche Telekom, AllBright, Coinbase, Vitality, Paypal and Bristol Myers Squibb.

Alison began her professional career as one of the world’s top fashion models at the tender age of 15 and spent over 20 years traveling the world and walking the runway for world-renowned designers. During this time, she also battled with depression, anxiety and addictions. She transformed her own life using simple but powerful tools like meditation, mindfulness, movement, coherence training, breathwork, food and mindset techniques and has been studying and training and working in these fields for decades.

She created a “Wellbeing in the Skies” series for Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus. This series looks at gratitude, meditation, anxiety, fear of flying, jetlag, a kid’s wellness corner and much more.

Alison continues to contribute to Podcasts, Newspapers, Magazines and TV and Radio shows around the world including The Sunday Independent, Mindful magazine, Spirit and Destiny, The Daily Mail, Ireland AM, The 6 O’clock show, Pregnancy and Parenting magazine, Oh Baby, VIP Magazine, Positive Life, You Magazine, Voyage LA, The Cutting Edge. Podcasts like The Living Proof, Real Health with Karl Henry, The Good Glow, Chasing Passion, The Courageous Life,, Mindful Mama Podcast, Sandra Rea’s Fiercely Spiritual podcast, Alive and Kicking Newstalk, Motherly, iHeart radio, The Lindsey Elmore Podcast to name but a few.

Programs By Alison Canavan

People think they need better time management, but they actually need better energy management. In a world where people feel like they are always playing catch up with a never ending to do list it can be helpful to understand energy management. Understanding energy helps us to become more present, focused, efficient, less stressed, reduces depression and anxiety, helps you to sleep better and have better quality relationships. In this talk I encourage you to look at energy as a currency, asking questions like; how do you spend yours each day? Do you save your energy for when you need it? And What habits deplete your energy and what habits are life giving? I will take you through mindfulness, breathwork and mindet techniques and practices so that you can experience a real shift in your own energy in real time. We will also be looking at the energy of language and how you speak about yourself and others can be energy depleting or energy giving. Energy is also contagious and through the lens of understanding coherence we can really begin to understand the energy of stress and anxiety and transform to one of presence, patience and calm. Key takeaways include: The currency of energy Starting your day strong – determines how you spend your energy My Stop, Catch, Change Technique for interrupting behavior patterns Coherence techniques Stress reduction The power of the breath Why movement matters The importance of letting go
The Art of Inspirational Living is a H.E.A.R.T based program that covers so many of the pain points in today’s world like stress, boundaries, focus, resilience, time, values, mindfulness and coherence. It encompasses a Full 360 approach to living a healthy, happy and successful life for each individual. The H.E.A.R.T technique can be applied to anyone’s life and Alison works with each individual client to tweak it to their specific needs. The program encourages a healthy and more balanced life. Alison has trained health coaches, CFO’s, CEO’s and many more in H.E.A.R.T based living helping people to reduce stress, incorporate better daily habits and have better overall understanding of health and wellbeing. H.E.A.R.T is currently being offered as a half day in person or over four (4) virtual sessions with exercise and challenges to do in between each session. Key takeaways include: H – HEALTH | E- EARTH | A- ACTION | R- RESPECT | T- TIME SESSION 1 Introduce Energy |Mindset | Your Why and Values | Clarity of thought | Vision Statement | Your perfect morning Routine SESSION 2 EARTH | Understanding Stress | Coherence Techniques – HeartMath | Ground and benefits | Tips on living more mindfully | Meditation | Connection SESSION 3 ACTION | Better decision making and daily habits | Understanding patterns of success | Taking Inspired action through awareness | Taking action aligned with your purpose and values | Taking action based on your goals and dreams RESPECT | THE ABC’S OF RESPECT | Authenticity | Boundaries | Connection | Gratitude and understanding the RAS (Reticular Activating System) SESSION 4 TIME | The myth of no time | What gives us back our time | The power of story | Respecting others time | Expectations | Perception | STOP/CATCH/CHANGE Technique
The Art of Transformation encourages people to look at all areas of their lives and not just one or two. Alison shares tools and techniques that help people connect, go within and create lasting change through intuition and everyday small behavioural changes. Alison firmly believes that real transformation can only truly be achieved when we connect the dots, taking a full 360 approach with our own health and wellbeing. This means looking at body, mind, spirit, our environment and the quality of our relationships. This workshop will bring guests through different, fun techniques including mindfulness, gratitude, self-care tips and what effect our food has on our mood. The Art Of Transformation helps attendees make small changes that will give them the confidence to follow their dreams and to believe in themselves. Small changes make a big difference. **Alison customizes a 44-page workbook, which should shared with each workshop attendee. Printing costs are separate from speaking fees. Workshop takeaways will include: Stress Management Understanding Energy Coherence and What That Means (with techniques) Meditation/Mindfulness Immunity Tips Breathing Eating well Gratitude Daily Happiness Habits Movement Mindset – How to Shift It Energy and Vibration – How to Keep Yours High
Using the power of mindfulness, awareness and intuition we can create positive change leading to the real results we truly desire for ourselves, our business and our loved ones In this talk/presentation Aly explores tools and techniques to help us tap into our potential and our true intuition. Alison shares fun and interactive exercises and mindfulness techniques which helps us to experience true presence. Most of all she asks important questions because its only by asking the right questions can people search within for the answers they seek. By truly stepping on the path to knowing ourselves we can become more resilient, focused and self assured and confident. This leads us to become better partners, friends, co workers and even bosses. Takeaways • Exercises to help activate the vagus nerve (also covering what this is) in the body and why it’s important • Mindset • Mindfulness techniques • Coherence Practices • Stress management • Navigating change • Building resilience
In This talk Alison shares key tips for great leadership including Creating a clear vision Qualities required to lead Your Core Values Company culture Your Why Statement Moving out of your comfort zone Staying open and curious Leading by example

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Books By Alison Canavan

MINDING MUM - It's Time To Take Care of You

Mums are well prepared for pregnancy and birth but when baby arrives, nearly all tend to neglect themselves to focus on their precious new bundle. Minding Mum is a simple yet revolutionary concept – mums need to focus on themselves as well as their children.Wellness expert Alison Canavan shares the tips and tricks she’s picked up on her journey through new motherhood and post-natal depression. She looks at the reality of a post-birth body and how it affects our own body image, as well as the importance of good food, exercise and making time for yourself and your own dreams, big or small.You’ll learn how to enjoy your children more, worry less and build your confidence as a new mum, so you can create a happy, balanced life for you and your family. Minding Mum is a thoughtful and valuable book for mums to treasure.‘If you’re not taking care of yourself you’re not going to be much use to your child. It’s about time a book like this came along.’ Kate Thornton

The HeART of Inspirational Living

Each day begins with shifting your awareness towards thoughts of gratitude, intention and there are 3 action steps to take each day. When we focus on what we are doing instead of what we are not doing it helps to rewire the brain for success and confidence. Alison encourages you to think from a place of service as you contemplate gratitude each day. Who or what brings you joy and how can you add value to the world?You’ll spend five minutes in the morning and evening answering questions each day. These questions are designed to shift your energy and focus using intention, gratitude, action steps and in the evening a series of questions to help you let go of stress and sleep with ease.

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