Exuding an air of positivity and a determination to veer towards better health - is the only way one could describe the mind-set and mood of the people who attended the 'talk' by healthcare pioneer, Michael O'Doherty at An Riocht AC.
Over 130 people gathered for the inspirational talk on 'Taking Control of Your Health' and it seems everyone there got what they wanted out of the event.
Famed for his widely broadcast work with people like: Michael Flatley, Brendan Grace, Matt Molloy, Atomic Kitten's Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon and many others, Mr. O'Doherty came to Kerry by an invitation of his work colleague and Castleisland native, Mary Kerin.
His over-riding message to those who attended the event in Castleisland was: Your body is your business because only you can control which thoughts, feeings and beliefs you allow into your brain, and those thoughts, beliefs, and feelings have been scientifically proven to significantly affect every cell in your body.
The body's health support mechanisms only function when the nervous system is in relaxation response. Basically it doesn't matter how great your diet is if your body is flooded with stress hormones. By supporting our life and health with the right outlook, nutrition, relaxation techniques and so on we flip off stress responses, turn on relaxation responses, and allow the body to do what it does best - support our health and healing.