Chronic pain requires a multi-disciplinary approach as not only is there the pain itself to manage but also the impact pain has on every aspect of a person’s life. 

Chronic Pain Ireland were delighted to welcome Niamh Flynn to speak to our members at our 25th Anniversary event where she spoke on the benefits of hypnosis and chronic pain and demonstrated the techniques used to help reduce pain.  She then followed this up with a free bespoke MP3 so that attendees could listen to over and over again.  Niamh was very professional, empathetic and knowledgeable of the challenges of living with chronic pain.  Her outline of how hypnosis can be used and how it can help to regain quality of life was most enlightening.  This practical session encouraged many to try something new, something that they had not previously attempted or considered beforehand.   

Highly recommend Niamh to those wishing to learn a new technique that may help reduce pain sensation, reframing your mindset, dealing with anxiety and stress.

Governing Body

Chronic Pain Ireland


“Niamh is an absolute gem to work with. Her hypnotherapy sessions helped me transform my business and reboot my love for my work. Her warm energy is addictive and her talents and skills as a therapist are unmatched. Looking forward to working with her again.”

Angela Didek


I have known and worked with Niamh for many years. 

Over those years I have asked her to work with players that have had talent but were unable  to transfer that talent to the competitive arena due to psychological issues.

Niamh has improved every one of those players allowing them to compete and flourish at a higher level by modifying their thought processes,behaviours and habits.

She has a passion for her work that ensures she’s not satisfied unless the player she’s working with gets the very most out of themselves and she’s prepared to go the extra mile to achieve that.

Niamh’s diligence, work ethic, knowledge and attention to detail ensure she’s at the top of her field in developing and bettering player performance and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Gerry Spelman

Hurling Coach.


Since I was first introduced to Niamh in 2013, I have repeatedly referred players from Connacht Rugby to work with her. As an accredited sport and exercise psychologist with a PhD in hypnotherapy, Niamh has the expertise, qualifications and experience needed to help players with many issues from pain management to sleep difficulties, confidence issues to performance enhancement.

Niamh understands the holistic development of players, and the high-performance sports environment that they work in. What sets Niamh apart is her vast knowledge of the connection between the human body and the mind and how mood, emotions, physiology, thoughts and beliefs can all affect wellbeing and performance. The feedback from players and other support staff at Connacht Rugby has been excellent, which is why I continually refer players to Niamh.

I  would highly recommend working with Niamh for individuals and/or organizations involved in high performance environments.

Dr Deirdre Lyons

Player Development Manager

Rugby Players Ireland and Connacht Rugby

Sinead Mc Grath, Ballyjennings stables, Co. Mayo.


Delighted with Niamh Flynn to hold a talk with our regional dressage riders and what a difference it made. It was like unlocking the key in the riders ability to perform. It helped with riders confidence and bringing the home game to the competition. It was great also for the parents to be present to see the affect the mind can have on our abilities and how thoughts can be limiting.

It is like the finishing touches of a puzzle after you have all the work done it is important that your mind is in the right place for competition. Niamh attention to detail helps to focus the rider from nutrition to training to nerves. Highly recommend Niamh for anyone serious about their game.

Sinead Mc Grath, Ballyjennings stables, Co. Mayo.

Seán Breathnach, Galway


“Last year Niamh’s help was crucial as we prepared our under sixteen rugby team for a series of matches in both the cup and league competitions. Niamh put together a bespoke session for us in which parents, coaches, and players could partake. It was an both an enlightening and hugely positive experience, which we all agreed, contributed hugely to the progress and ambition of the team. Niamh also provided very useful post session materials and recordings which we could return to if and when we needed to.  I can’t recommend Niamh’s professionalism and approach highly enough.”

Seán Breathnach, Galway

Matt Murphy

Niamh made a very valuable contribution to our set-up in the fields of sport psychology and fitness assessment. We enjoyed a particularly successful year in 2000 and many of her ideas were put into practice. We won the league title and we won every game played bar one when we lost out to the eventual winners of the All Ireland Championship in the semi-finals.

Matt Murphy
Galway Hurling Manager 2000

Trish Frost


FEEDBACK FROM SPORT PSYCHOLOGY TALK FEBRUARY 2017

We all stayed on for a bite to eat last night and everyone was buzzing from your talk. My two boys came home and they were getting their dad to try the exercises and knocked the ear off him with chat about it.  And one of my boys Daithi is a very poor sleeper since a traumatic accident 3 years ago and he slept like a log after the relaxation session.  Everyone loved it and it will be something we will carry with us for a  long time. Thank you so much.

Trish Frost

Nigel Carolan

Based on in-depth assessments, Niamh devised individual specific mental skills programs for our Academy players based on their physical, technical, tactical and psychological profiles which she monitors and modifies regularly. The intervention that she provides gives the players that extra edge that they need to consistently perform to their best.

CONNACHT RUGBY ACADEMY MANAGER