As the beginning of a new regular column with Combat, Trevor introduces the readership to some ways to harness the mind to bring better results.
Negative emotions that are evoked by past memories can be removed, according to new research from the University of Amsterdam. Dr Merel Kindt discovered that administering a beta-blocker called propanolol while patients were thinking of a negative emotion caused the emotion to disappear when the memory was recalled later. The principle behind it is called […]
One of the most important things to recognise as a coach are the differences in the way people think. Working in an athlete’s model of the world will make a world of difference to the results you get. In this article Trevor explores these differences.
How many times in history have people claimed God to be on their side? A recent study by Nicholas Epley at the university of Chicago might explain why. He asked Christian volunteers their views on a series of controversial topics, such as the death penalty and abortion. They were then asked what they thought the […]
In this issue of Slim at Home a graduate of a SlimQuest class describes how Cognitive Hypnotherapy techniques changed her attitude to food, and her dress size.
Dan Brown writes books that are perfect for holidays. After the success of the DaVinci Code he had a tough job on his hands but I think he’s done well. While the usual criticisms apply – his dialogue and characters are pretty wooden – his assemblage of research is superb and interesting, and some of […]
I’ve just returned from a holiday to South Africa – so brace yourself, because I saw so much that made me think “ooh, that’s a blog.” Anyway, one of the defining moments of the holiday was a trip to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner for 18 years. The tour begins deceptively, taking […]
If you’re not enjoying your training it’s going to seriously affect your motivation and performance levels. Find out how to use enjoyment as a way to take you to another level.
I’m the sports mind coach of Pat McAleese, a promising young boxer who has gone from 90 to 23 in the rankings in the time I’ve been working with him. This is an article I wrote when we switched roles and he trained me in boxing technique. It appeared in the programme of his ninth […]
Chocolate activates a part of the brain that blunts pain and makes it difficult to stop eating. A study by the University of Chicago gave rats chocolate chips to eat while a heat source under their cage warmed its floor. Normally this would cause them to lift their paws, but while they ate their pain […]