Here for YOU
I am uniquely positioned to help you. My experience as:
A multiple channel swimmer (solo and relay)
Trainer of hundreds of English Channel (and similar) solo and relay swimmers
A senior executive in a FTSE 10 company (and working parent)
A Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
Can all be used to provide YOU the help you need to achieve YOUR big goal.
So, dream big and let me help you with the practical and mental aspects of your plans.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
And when we bring what is within us into the world, miracles happen.
~ Henry Stanley Haskins ~
How can I help you?
Training for a BIG swim?
Working out how to approach a channel swim can be confusing. With marathons and triathlons there are numerous books that lay out simple to understand training plans. Channel swimming is not like that. Whilst there are books on the market, there are so many variables that the one size fits all approach really doesn’t work.
If you ask others for advice, you’ll probably receive as many opinions as people you ask and some of it will conflict. Who do you listen to?
Some people acquire fears and mental barriers along the way. It can be very difficult to tell the difference between demons and real barriers. Chances are, I will have seen your barriers, real or otherwise, before and can help you resolve them.
Together we can demystify it all. My aim is to get you to the start of your swim, confident and well prepared.
Examples of things that I can help you with:
Dealing with fatigue
Structuring your training
Selecting your crew
Emma also runs Dover Channel Training and your physical open water training is best provided through that route. There’s no better place and the camaraderie from the group is second to none.
John had a childhood dream of swimming the English Channel. He used to swim as a child but didn’t keep it up when he left school. The dream was still there. An item on the news triggered the memory of that dream and John decided to contact a pilot and book a slot.
John then realised that he had a lot of work to do in order to make his dream come true. He booked a kick starter with me during which I watched him swim and put him in touch with a swimming coach to improve his technique. This enabled him to maintain speed over distance and remain injury free.
We talked about how to approach his pool training and he joined us in Dover. John went on to take the Event Prep package and we used this to deal with a fear of failure that emerged and this included using some hypnotherapy,
The weather was challenging during training and we reframed John’s initially negative mindset into one that saw the benefits of bad weather.
An opportunity to swim early came up and we discussed the pros and cons. John took the opportunity and 14 hours and 13 minutes after he walked into the channel in Dover he emerged from the water in France as a Channel Swimmer - a lifelong dream fulfilled.
The combination of Dover physical training, the Event Preparation package he took and someone to talk through options with was a winning combination.
I had a fear a real fear. You challenged that fear. The fear left.
You showed me that.
For specific problems we typically begin with a consultation on the telephone or Skype. This is followed by one or two sessions face-to-face or on Skype and followed up with ongoing support if necessary.
If you wish to swiftly change unwanted behaviours in yourself, gain confidence and motivation, lose your fears and achieve your physical and mental potential then I can show you how. Working with me you will discover how to:
Improve performance in sport, your business, personal and social life.
Lose unnecessary habits, doubts and fears.
Gain the body you desire.
Put your feelings about the past behind you.
Master your emotions and take charge of your life.
This approach to changing your life is not analytical and does not involve weeks or months of talking about the past. Instead we establish what you want and use hypnosis to help you get it.
I can use hypnosis on its own or in conjunction with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to find the most effective solution to your challenge. For some people a single session is all that is required, for others you’ll need a few sessions to deal with the issue or other issues that become apparent. If I do not think I can help you I will let you know and, if I can, refer you to someone who might be able to.
Your should expect to benefit from the very first session you have with me. Our contact will therefore vary to suit your needs especially if that includes ongoing personal development, you have long term goals or a list of things you wish to change. I’ll aim to let you know how long I think we’ll need to work together.
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Looking for support in training for a BIG event?
If you’re looking for help with the practicalities of your big event, get in touch here.
You could be training for a solo event or a team event.
You could be looking for one to one support or to be part of a group.
Fill in the form below and we’ll work out the best support for your needs and I’ll either call or email you to book an appointment.
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