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Mind. Body. Action
Six-pack abs. Lean definition. Fat loss. Muscle Gain.
Looking Good - It's not superficial!
For some people their primary
goal in training is to get fit and healthy or train for a specific sport or
event. For others it's about aesthetics - they want to look better. My
speciality is six-pack abs, lean definition and fat loss; so it's primarily about
looks although of course you will still be fitter, healthier and stronger as a
result. Some people may say that focusing primarily on looks is superficial: I
disagree. If we exercise and are more confident in our bodies this will impact
all other areas of our lives including our mental health. Having a six-pack
does not in itself make you a wonderful person but it shows that you have a
certain amount of discipline, commitment, control, motivation and focus. These are qualities that you can replicate in other areas of
your life. A strong body goes with a strong mind.
Gym work, if it is to be successful,
requires a certain mind-set, attitude and philosophy that keeps you committed
and helps you overcome barriers and setbacks: this is called Mental Toughness. Let's
be honest, gym work is not too complicated - it's basically picking things up
and putting them down again. However, what is complicated is our motivation,
emotions and commitment, this is why we often fail in our exercise and diet
My background in psychological coaching and clinical hypnotherapy means that I am experienced in assisting clients to persist and persevere through challenging goals in life. A fit body requires a fit mind, so I will provide you with methods and skills to keep you focused during and between workouts.
Fat Loss and Muscle Gain
Many of us would like to lose weight and have tried various diets in the past. Rather than focusing only on weight we need to consider body composition. This means how much lean muscle and fat we have. My focus is on fat loss rather than weight loss. It's quite common for people to gain weight from gym and be discouraged even if they know muscle weighs more than fat. The more muscle you gain the more fat you will burn. My nutritional and fat loss advice is in line with national guidelines, therefore I don't advocate any fad diets. If you train hard and eat sensibly, the muscle will increase and the fat will go. Commitment and persistence are key.
I apply a "whole body approach" to training. This means that all of you will be stronger, leaner and fitter. I will work with you to keep your exercise plan interesting, varied and effective. Approaches to training include cardiovascular exercises, High Intensity Interval Training (HITT), free-weights, resistance machines, kettle bells, suspension exercises (TRX), bodyweight exercises and calisthenics.
You Can Do It!
You may be just starting out or need to get more out of your current training or perhaps you are just disillusioned and frustrated with your progress. Getting in shape takes an investment in time and energy but the benefits are worth the effort. It's just a matter of committing yourself to action again and again. I'm over 50 and if I can do it, then so can you! You are welcome to call me for a no obligations discussion to see if I can help.
Exercise and Mental Health. Mind and Body.
Here's a confession. When I went back to the gym some years ago it was more for my mental health than my physical health. Exercise is proven to lift mood, reduce anxiety, fight depression, increase confidence and raise self-esteem. My aim is to assist you in becoming mentally, emotionally and physically, fitter and stronger in every way.
See a report on the impact of physical activity on well-being from the Mental Health Foundation Here Let's get physical report
I am qualified in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychology. Existential Coaching. Personal Training. My qualifications are,
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (DCH)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychology (DHP)
Master Clinical Hypnotherapist (MCH)
Existential Coaching (PG Cert)
Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer (YMCAfit)
I trained with the ICH Clinical Hypnosis Training, where I now help to train students.
I trained in Traumatic Incident Reduction at TIR UK, London.
I have studied Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at The New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling, London.
I trained in Personal Training with YMCA fit London
I trained in Existential Coaching and Coaching Psychology at the Existential Academy, London.Where I now lecture on the MA in Existential Coaching (Middlesex University)
I have trained staff at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Teachers at Pupil Referral Units in Greenwich, London and corporate clients in London.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR Reg).
Validated practitioner with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
Accredited by the National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy.
Nationally Registered Hypnotherapist (NRH).
Registered Exercise Professional (REPS)
Member of the British Psychological Society, Special Group in Coaching Psychology
Organisational member of Association for Coaching
Member Association of the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis (AICH).
Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).
Member of the Society of Psychotherapy (SoP)
Associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, London (RSM)
Mental Toughness: For Life on and off the Field
© Phil Pearl DCH DHP MCH GHR Reg.
Hypnotherapy London. Coaching London. Personal Trainer
Mental Toughness. Resilience. Confidence.
Life Coaching. Personal Trainer. CBT Coaching. Existential Coaching. Hypnotherapy.
Mental Toughness Coaching, Training & Hypnotherapy London
10 Harley Street, London, W1G 9PF.
Tel: 020 7467 8548020 7467 8548