This week on the Curiosity & Consciousness podcast, Aly F Canavan joins me.
Aly is an engaging, intuitive and transformational DreamBuilder coach. She helps people manifest their dreams into reality and live their best life. 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 mindful approach to living and this led her to create 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 kids wellness corner and much more.
She is 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 online workshops have helped thousands of people all around the world cope with the increased waves of anxiety and fear. Her workshops entitled “Keeping Energy and Immunity High” and “Envision your Life” have provided tools and support leading to incredible transformation in the collective.
Aly is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behaviour, a Master NLP Practitioner, HeartMath facilitator and International motivational speaker.
Her interest in nutrition began having seen the destructive nature and relationship people had to health, wellbeing and food during her time in the fashion industry, where she travelled the world for nearly 20 years as one of the world’s top models. She began studying nutrition in 2009 and graduated with distinction in Nutrition and Health Coaching from the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH) in 2015. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition therapeutics and has a Raw Foods Mastery level 3 where she studied at The Life Change Health Institute.
Towards the end of her modelling career she fully devoted her time to her greatest passion: true health and wellbeing for all.
Helping people to join the dots in their own lives and with their own health and wellbeing is Aly’s primary goal and passion and she empowers people to do this through her fun, uplifting and interactive workshops and talks worldwide.
Aly has become a highly sought after motivational speaker and contributor to the wellness space. She spoke at The Mindful Life Conference in Washington in April 2017. She has lectured in Trinity College in Ireland on the module of Motherhood and Mental Health. She delivers talks on stress in the workplace to CEO’s and business leaders across the world and in June 2014 she chaired and spoke at the first-ever Barnardos Parental Mental Health Conference in Ireland at Croke Park.
Aly 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, Lovin.ie, Mindful Mama Podcast, Sandra Rea’s Fiercely Spiritual podcast, Alive and Kicking Newstalk, Motherly, IHeart radio to name but a few.
She also holds a diploma in PR, Marketing and Sales management from DBS and has studied business in The National College of Ireland NCI. She is also a trained DreamBuilder coach from The Life Mastery Institute in The United States.
I loved connecting with Aly. We chatted for hours (both on & off air) & found we had many different similarities on our journey, although on two very different paths.
She shares so much in this conversation about her own path to wellness & living a self-responsible life. She travelled all around the world on her own, from the age of 15 as a model. She suffered from addictions, chronic anxiety & depression but she says she never really cared about herself too much to question anything. There was a ‘pill for every ill’ as medication & ‘outsourcing problems’ was the norm. But things started to change following the birth of her son. She had postpartum depression & when she was given a mix of medications by her doctor, she began to get curious about how they may affect her son. Not getting the answers from her doctor, she began to research for herself & her eyes were opened up.
In this episode she talks about:
- How she was confused as a child & felt indoctrinated with fear
- Running from herself and what that led to
- Her interest in nutrition as she saw the destruction of food related illness in the fashion world
- How the choices she was making, had/have an impact
- Connecting to the peace within & being unaffected by the outside world
- The epidemic of ‘busyness’
- Transmuting victim consciousness
- Metaphysical laws of nature
- Waiting for someone to ‘save or fix’ her
- How to write a vision statement
- Working with the field to bring about your dreams
- The meaning of coherence
- Different levels of consciousness
- A technique to interrupt old patterns & reprogram your mind
- And much more
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