Life can drag you down, suck you into a black hole of constant doom and gloom, knock you sideways and - before you’ve even had chance to find your feet again – whack you round the face with a big fat pile of fresh turd. This session is for anyone who wants to take a little more control of their life.
I’ve come up with a list of life hacks – using therapeutic techniques, books and apps - which have helped me find myself again, to grow as a person, and to be more at ease with myself and the world around me. No matter what it throws at me, mostly.
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to what will work for you, and sometimes it’s a case of trial and error. But it’s important to know there are tools out there which might make your life better, and I’d love to share what I’ve learned so far. There will also be some on-the-spot, in-your-seat, practical activities to participate in.
You don’t need to be facing a major stressful event to get something out of this. Anyone from any background, with any skillset or experience level should be able to take something away from the session. Whether it’s comfort that you’re not alone, a book or two to read, or a whole new “I can do this, I am important” mindset, I’m hopeful everyone will leave the session with a smile on their face and a spring in their step.
This is the second time I gave this talk, but the only time it has been recorded. This is a very personal account of my life and how I’ve overcome depression, feeling lost and confused about who I am and what I want to do with my life.
I will say this isn’t the best performance I gave, I first did this talk at Drupalcamp Bristol earlier in 2016 and I felt much more at ease in telling my story there.
It’s a big deal for someone to take the time to say I gave an excellent presentation, very honoured to be mentioned by druid.fi
This is an account from Liam Walsh at DrupalCamp Bristol about my very first public speaking session