The importance of Emotional Connection Skills in the Workplace … with Dr Harry Barry

  • Event: The importance of Emotional Connection Skills in the Workplace … with Dr Harry Barry
  • Date: 11/05/2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Venue: Centre of Excellence, Ei Electronics, Shannon Industrial Estate, Shannon,
Book Now Add to your calendar


Interpersonal connections are crucial for our health and wellbeing, not just in our personal lives but also in the work environment.

Whilst the pandemic and technology may have changed the frequency of such connections, the importance of connecting emotionally with other human beings is still paramount.

With a long-standing interest in mental health and neuroscience, Dr Harry Barry is very tuned in to human psychology. He understands the impact positive social connections can have on mood, stress levels, and self-esteem.

In his latest book, The Power of Connection, Dr Barry outlines the fascinating science behind our existing behaviours. He gives tips and techniques for improving the skills of emotional connection and shares tools for enabling us to thrive in any networking or social situation

No stranger to Shannon Chamber, having presented on many occasions during the pandemic, we are delighted that Dr Barry has agreed to share the contents of his latest book with our members and guests.

In this presentation, Dr Barry will cover:

  1. The Social Brain and why it is so important in our lives.
  2. What is Emotional Connection and why is it superior to social media and technology? What are the challenges of remote or hybrid working to our social connection skills?
  3. The importance in the workplace of Verbal skills such as listening and conversation, the common pitfalls and how to improve them.
  4. The role of Non-Verbal skills in the workplace such as body language, eye contact etc and how to improve them.
  5. The importance of People to People skills in the workplace such as empathy and conflict resolution and how to improve them.
  6. The role of Personal skills such in the workplace such as managing frustration and hurt, self-acceptance, kindness, etc and how to improve them.

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn how to hone your emotional connection skills.

About Dr Harry Barry

Dr Harry is a Drogheda based practitioner who has almost 40 years’ experience as a medical doctor with most of that spent as a full time GP. He has a long-standing interest in mental health and in improving our understanding of the role of neuroscience in both the cause and indeed the treatment of the main mental health illnesses such as major depression, anxiety disorders, addiction and indeed suicide itself. He has developed a holistic approach with an emphasis on the combination of combining Neuroscience concepts, lifestyle changes and where necessary drug therapy, with the application of simple CBT approaches to effectively manage these approaches. He retired from full time general practice in 2013 to focus on mental health. He now works on a consultancy basis combining clinical practice, writing, media and public information lectures as well as assisting fellow GPs, nurses and therapists and is also a member of an international group working on the importance of cognition in depression.

We have limited spaces for this event. Please book online to secure your place.