Our 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.
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.
Platinum Online Programme
Following a Zoom assessment Dr Claire will make a plan to work around you.
She will lead you through her programme with individual support provided remotely through weekly (12 week option) or fortnightly (24 week option) Zoom appointments.
She will provide you with an individual body and breath programme to follow based on your ability and goals. You will be given your own log in to your plan on Training Tilt where you can see your programme and feedback on how you are doing daily. You can access pre written video content from Lucy and Dr Claire.
You will be given credits to spend weekly on remote or face to face sessions with Lucy or Dr Claire. Additionally you will be able to access a number of reduced rate breath and movement classes, some accessible face to face and some remotely. We encourage you to do this so that you gain a community during the 12 weeks and hopefully can carry forward after you have finished the programme.
Before your programme begins you are advised to purchase the Cognitive Sports Therapy Manual.
The programme can be taken over 12 weeks or 24 weeks.
£40.00 for 30 min assessment consultation (programme fee £90.00 per week for 12 weeks or fortnightly for 24 weeks - charged monthly).
Gold Online Programme
We have designed an online programme with pre written content and videos to support your mind, body and breath.
When you join you will be encouraged to buy Cognitive Sports Therapy Manual. The manual takes you through the 12 week programme with weekly therapy "homework", advice on daily exercise, and mindfulness and meditation options. We ask you to tap into something for your mind, body and breath daily. This can be for a minimum of 20 minutes or longer depending on you.
Alongside the manual you will be individually supported with unlimited email support from Dr Claire. She will help you make the programme your own so you can make the most from it. You will be given a log in to your own space on Training Tilt where you can see your programme and feedback on how you are doing daily.
You will be able to access a number of reduced rate breath and movement classes, some accessible face to face and some remotely. We encourage you to do this so that you gain a community during the 12 weeks and hopefully can carry forward after you have finished the programme.
£15.00 per week for a 12 week programme payable as a one off payment of £180.00 (course fee does not include the cost of Cognitive Sports Therapy Manual).
Corporate Cognitive Sports Therapy
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.”
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2022
World Mental Health Day shines a light on the importance of taking good care of our mental health and that makes it a great time to gift your employees with some helpful and practical tools to tend to their own mental health and wellbeing. In order to help make this easy for you we have put together our Mental Health Power Hour Collection. This 60 minute video contains a mix of educational talks and practical classes all aimed at reducing stress and increasing feelings of wellbeing and balance. We take our unique mixture of the most up-to-date medical knowledge and combine this with practical, holistic tools all backed up by the latest scientific research to help you build strength in mind, body and breath.
In the collection you will find:
- An introduction to mental wellbeing and a helpful run down of how we can support ourselves to be strong in mind, body and breath.
- Breathwork 101 – how understanding your breath can positively impact how you feel.
- A discussion around lifestyle medicine and the areas that we can target to be healthy on a daily basis.
- Mindfulness Meditation – a 10 minute guided mindfulness meditation aimed at reducing stress and finding focus.
- A short session focused on sleep and how we can learn to sleep well.
- Movement to find calm – a 10 minute gentle movement practice to release tension in the body and find calm in the mind.
We will send you a link to the video on our Google Drive ready for you to email out to your employees first thing on Monday morning so that they know that their mental health is your priority. The video is yours to keep.
This video is recorded by Dr. Claire and Lucy and the cost of the collection is £199.00 including VAT. In order to purchase for your entire organization simply fill in the contact form below.
Training Sessions in Mental Health
We are running a number of free educational events to help educate and support personal trainers, sports coaches and teachers. We know that clients use their coaches like therapists and sometimes you can feel out of your depth. Little or no training is provided on mental health when we know how important it is when it comes to exercise and health.
We will also provide ongoing email support for anyone who has gone through the training.
- Anyone with mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, eating disorders or addiction
- Anyone struggling with chronic pain, chronic fatigue or other physical challenges that mean you need to exercise in a medically supported environment
- Anyone struggling to address their work-life balance or has tried standard therapies and wants to try something different
- Athletes struggling with performance, return from injury or over-training syndrome
- Athletes struggling with the end of their athletic career
- Coaches who would like input with individuals or their team