Dr Harrington regularly gives talks to mother's groups, schools and other educational organisations, companies and executive groups on why sleep is fundamental to optimal health and performance. The seminars cover a range of issues associated with sleep health and the following are some of the topics that have proved very popular:
- Mother and baby sleep: optimising your sleep and the sleeping pattern of your baby
- Sleep in the teenage years - optimising health and academic performance
- Men are from Mars - why women sleep differently to men and what we can do about it.
- The impact of poor sleep in the workplace: the economic advantage of changing our attitudes to napping and downtime.
- The health problems caused by shift work and how to minimise its effects.
- Maximising potential - why sleep is critical to your company's optimal performance
- Sleep and executive performance - become the leader of your pack.
- Sleep and wellness: Discovering the new you through better sleep: understanding and respecting the role of sleep in our physical and mental wellbeing.
- Understanding insomnia and discovering real solutions to achieving good sleep
If you are interested in Dr Harrington giving one of these seminars to your organisation or group please contact us.
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"Dr Carmel Harrington spoke on sleep and performance at our annual retreat meeting for CEOs and their partners on the Gold Coast in March 2015. She was engaging, confident, informative and passionate on the topic. She displayed great expertise and knowledge around the subject matter, but importantly, tailored the session to make it very relevant to the audience of CEOs and their partners she was addressing. She had some excellent practical advice for busy people who cross times zones regularly in their roles. The feedback, both formal and informal, has been terrific." (2015)
CEO Forum Group
"Insightful, witty and well-researched speaker on this vexing topic. Her ability to simultaneously face everyone up to their sleep needs, while empathising with their (mostly) bad sleep habits, means she is a riveting and popular presenter with the ability to make a lasting difference to her audience." (2015)
Director, Women in Multinationals
CEO Forum Group
"Dr Carmel Harrington is one of a rare breed of clinical experts, capable of readily translating complex scientific research into accessible and thought-provoking information for both professional and lay audiences. ResMed has utilised Dr Harrington's services on numerous occasions - as a keynote speaker for our Global Supplier Alliance awards program, for video presentations aimed at both consumers and employee audiences; and also as a media spokesperson for national television, print and radio (2014)
"This was my fourth conference with Sleepy's and there is no doubt that your presentation was the best received from our network. They are still talking about you, your book and your presentation and I have been in store and heard first hand some of the key take outs from your discussion.
I am not sure if you are aware of the impact you have on people especially during your presentation but I can assure you that your approach to keeping it simple while still using all of your professional terminology demonstrates a level of respect to your listeners that is not always evident in other speakers." (2014)
Sleepy's Pty Ltd
"Well presented- great content", "Excellent", "Brilliant, fabulous information with very practical examples," "Fascinating and informative", "Brilliant", "Most interesting of the whole program"
"Excellent expert advice - thank you!", "Some excellent data to support student performance", "Powerful insights - very useful"
2014 NSW Selective Schools Deputy Principal Conference
".....Dr Harrington delivered the latest sleep research to our (teaching) staff in a most professional and personable manner. Overwhelmingly staff commented that it was one of the most relevant staff development sessions they had experienced. Dr Harrington's assistance in creating student sleep diaries for our Friday Focus groups and her evaluation and analysis of the senior sleep diaries has been an invaluable tool for providing further education and awareness programs to students. Dr Harrington's delivery of a follow-up sleep latency program targeted students with specific sleep needs and has been positively received by both students and attending staff. The program draws on the students' own sleep issues ensuring a very personalised and therefore relevant presentation." (2014)
Hornsby Girls High School
HT Welfare 2014
I found Carmel's presentation to be very informative and inspiring, her presentation skills made the subject easy to understand and very interesting. She delivered the information in a clear, concise way which allowed lots of information to be delivered in the short amount of time she had available. She has a lovely speaking voice and is confident in the way she presents her subject. She made me want to go to bed earlier! (2013)
"Dr Carmel Harrington is a consummate professional. Her talks are well prepared and presented and she tailors the message to her audience to ensure that the message is relevant. She presents in an interactive and charming manner." (2013)
Sales and Marketing Director
Healthy Sleep Solutions (Pty) Ltd