I’ve a particular interest in developing the ways in which the mind can be harnessed to improve sports performance, so I’m delighted to be working with a young professional boxer called Pat McAleese, who extended his unbeaten record to six last weekend.
What made his win even more remarkable was that he was cut in training four weeks before the fight and was unable to spar until the night of the fight.
Cognitive Hypnotherapy has a number of effective techniques for helping sports people to perform at the highest level, in Pat’s case, to increase his focus, speed and power, as well as his confidence and self-belief. Research has shown that using visualisation in a particular way can actually help you get stronger. It can also increase your skill faster than physical practice, although I find a mixture of both is ideal.
You can see how well Pat is utilising our approach in his quest to be the perfect package by watching his fight.