Our trademarked technique known as Cognitive Sports Therapy (CST), takes elements from psychotherapy (looking into your past), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT – looking at your present) and life coaching (looking at your future) and combines these with exercise, breath work, mindfulness and meditation in order to improve your mental strength and health. We work with your mind, body and breath. Everything we do is evidence based and therefore is proven to work.
Weight Management Lifestyle Program - The Formentor App by Gillvray Health
Nearly 2/3 of adults in the UK are living with overweight or obesity and this is associated with an increased risk of most health problems, an increase in mortality rates and a decrease in quality of life. At CST we know that weight loss is not just about eating less and doing more. This comprehensive package put together by Dr Claire and Lucy includes an exercise programme, nutrition tracking and advice, weight tracking, psychological and habit support, and Lucy's breathwork course all delivered conveniently through an online or app-based service - THE FORMENTOR APP by GILLVRAY HEALTH. This is not a diet plan, but a supportive space were we work collaboratively with you, your interests and life to help you take sustainable steps towards a healthier fututre. Weekly live webinars on essential health topics such as nutrition, stress, sleep, and exercise delivered by Dr Claire or Lucy and daily email support will further enhance your journey. This program has been created to be used alongside prescriptions of Wegovy, weight loss injections which you can access through https://www.cambridgeprivatedoctors.co.uk/. It can however be used independently and may supplement one to one sessions with Dr Claire or Lucy.
£99 per month (please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Lifestyle Clinic
Lifestyle medicine is all about using behaviours we can all access, to help us prevent and treat mental and physical illness. The statistics around what we can do with our lifestyle far outweigh those of any medication without the issue of side effects or adverse reactions. In a 1 hour session Dr Claire will take you through the 6 pillars of lifestyle medicine - nutrition, physical activity, sleep, connection, stress management and perpetuating negative behaviours. She will help you come up with a plan that is sustainable and personal to you. Have this as a one off / stand alone session or choose to have your plan presented on our Training Tilt app for that added accountability. For added information bring along recent blood test results, height, weight and blood pressure or choose to have blood tests completed either in our clinic or by yourself at home (additional costs apply).
£290 for a one hour Lifestyle Medicine appointment with Dr Claire with individual plan.
The Sleep Clinic
CBT for Insomnia is the first line treatment advised by NICE for insomnia because it works. With over 80% success rates it is better than medication and will teach you skills you can use over again. Book into the clinic and have 3 x 30 minute sessions with Dr Claire at fortnightly intervals. The first session she will check that the programme is appropriate for you and give you all the information you need to get started. The second session is used to look at your personal sleep cycle and to build a strategy for change and the third is a check in to see how you are progressing and to set up a plan going forward. You will be given homework to complete between appointments. An added treat will include a session with Lucy Hibben to be shown some down regulating breath techniques to supplement the knowledge you will be given. (All sessions delivered virtually)
£400 for 3 x 30 minute sessions with Dr Claire and 1 x 30 minute session with Lucy.
Signature Therapy Session
For some people sitting in a room and talking is very difficult. Through my 25 years of experience as a doctor and following the research on health both physical and psychological it made sense to set up a moving clinic. The benefits of moving and talking are multifold. Being side by side rather than facing each other can make the session less intense and allow many people to share their thoughts more easily. Being outdoors brings benefits of vitamin D, lowering of your blood pressure, improvements in anxiety symptoms and depression, improvements in immune function. Moving brings benefits for our mental and physical health. We walk at a pace that suits you. Some people like to run. We often see much quicker psychological improvement in these sessions than in more formal therapy settings. This can be helpful for those with neurodiversity and young people who again may struggle with the intensity of a more formal therapy session.
Access to Lucy's online library of content of yoga, breathwork and meditation sessions is included.
45 mins £120
I offer an online version
45 mins £90
CST App (Coming soon)
The CST App will give you access to all the techniques that we use at CST to leave you with a strong mind, body and breath.
Access to a journal with prompts around making daily intentions, practicising gratitude, keeping thought records.
Access to a library of breathwork exercises, meditation sessions and the learning about the science behind breathwork.
Access to mobility sessions and resistance work, guided running sessions and advice on how to move your body safely.
Accountability and access to all the knowledge that will empower you to be healthy and strong.
In 2018/19 stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 54% of all working days lost due to ill health. At any one time, one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress. In many cases, these problems lead to absence from work. The average employee takes seven days off sick each year of which 40 per cent are for mental health problems (Source: The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, Policy Paper 8). This adds up to £8.4 billion a year in sickness absence in employee mental health costs
Approximately 8 million adults in the UK report chronic pain that is moderate to severely disabling. Back pain alone accounts for 40% of sickness absence and overall it costs £10 billion for the UK economy.
This was before Covid. Stats show we are tipping into a mental health crisis as a result of the destabilising effect of the global pandemic. Stats show that post pandemic with concerns around an economic crisis that close to half of the working population in the UK feel close to burnout. 52% of workers have considered leaving their work with 59% stating mental health as the reason. 35% say that better mental health support through work would encourage them to stay. (Source: Westfield Health 2022)
Now is the time to invest in your workforce and help them to feel strong in their body and mind and valued by you as their employer.
At Cognitive Sports Therapy we look at the whole of an individual. We work with physical and mental health. Everything is evidence based. We know that talking therapies, exercise and breathwork are the best way to help our mental and physical health.
We can organise weekly fitness or yoga sessions for your employees that can be done remotely live or from recordings that are accessible to your employees.
We can organise short talks on topics such as stress and sleep, or full one day workshops combining sessions on mind, body and breath.
Want your staff to be able to access talking therapies as they need? We offer packages of therapy alongside advice on ways of reducing stress and individual programmes of exercise or breathwork as needed.
Organising a retreat or a team building event, invite us along to run the event or run a session. Again this can be a remote online version or face to face.
“Thanks so much for the session… the team have been talking about and they have also been sharing lots since then which has been great. In particular their own methods for being mindful and looking after themselves, such as writing journals, routines etc.”
Public Speaking on Health and Wellbeing Topics
Sign up for Dr Claire and Lucy to come and talk to your team on health and wellbeing topics.
The combination of scientific and evidence based knowledge alongside practical sessions on breathwork and movement will leave your team feeling empowered and energised.
Well recieved topics include - workplace wellbeing, menopause, stress, men's mental health, sleep, nutrition, burnout, addiction