Nick Davies Sports Psychology

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I have created this page in order to provide free resources for sportsmen and women, who need a little help in their quest to make it to the top. The first audio is to help motivate you for any sport or endeavour and below this is for boxers or coaches - "The 7 Biggest Mistakes Boxers Make".



"Motivation Mastery" - Free Hypnosis Audio (Any Sport)


For safety reasons please ensure that you are not driving or operating machinery when you listen to this recording, do not use if you suffer with psychosis, schizophrenia, epilepsy or any condition that can be exacerbated by deep relaxation. In order to maximize the benefits from this wonderfully relaxing recording, it is beneficial to listen with headphones on, in a place where you will not be disturbed and can relax completely.



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Boxers spend hours and hours each week skipping, running, pad work, bag work, sparring, eating healthily and dieting in order to prepare for a fight.


How many hours do you think they spend training the most powerful organ that controls all of their physical functions…the brain?


The answer is sadly…very little, if at all.


From my experience as an expert in the workings of the mind, researching and helping hundreds of boxers and coaches, either one to one or in group sessions…



…I have discovered the following 7 deadly sins…



1) Having Sketchy Goals – “I want to be World Champion” or “I’m just concentrating on my next fight, then I’ll see what happens”. If you don’t have a clear map of where you are going, you are like a rudderless ship in a stormy sea. Sometimes boxers wait until they’ve been washed up on the rocks before they contact me to help them to re-plan their career.


2) Not Controlling Fear/Performance Anxiety – Those who needlessly burn off important energy before fighting due to anticipatory fear, sometimes days before their fight is due to take place. This can be because of a number of things, a fighter’s reputation for knocking people out, hostile crowds, travelling too far, thinking you haven’t trained correctly or falling out with a member of your team. Some fighters just “Don’t feel right” on the night because of the lack of quality mental preparation, if you don’t spend time programming your mind the results can be random. We’ve all seen great fighters just not turn up on the night.


3) Being Over Confident – Some boxers over-estimate the training they have done, take some short cuts and under-estimate their opponents, you can guess the outcome. It’s not true that belief alone will get you through, mentally you need to have covered all of the eventualities and have a strategy to deal with them.


4) Taking Time Out After a Loss or Knock Out – Sometimes a loss can affect a boxer so much (especially knockouts) that they want to walk away from the sport, so most take too much “time out” to reconsider their options. Because your mind naturally reprogrammes itself after a significant emotional event, it will try to get you to stay away from similar trigger events (this is how phobias and traumas are created). If you force yourself back into your next bout, you run the risk of the same thing happening again. This is because your unconscious mind has not had the opportunity to gleen the right psychological information to reprogramme itself correctly for a winning outcome, I can help you with this mental reprogramming.    


5) Taking too Long to “Step Up” to the Next Level – A boxers career is a short one, so it’s important that your skill level and ability develop quickly. I have found that some boxers prolong their ability to learn new skills or step up in class as they argue or get angry with themselves (or their coaches) if they become frustrated with their progress.


6) Worrying About Being “Knocked Out” – This is a big one! Whatever a boxer has told me in my work or research e.g. “I’m not fit enough”, “I can’t make the weight”, or “I’ve got an injury”, after careful questioning the fear is of the humiliation of lying on the canvass, with all of their friends and family watching. Your mind doesn’t understand the word don’t, so if I say “Don’t think of a pink elephant!”, you have to picture it then un-think it. What you focus on you get more of.


7) Forgetting the Pre-Fight/In Fight Psychology – There are many ways to influence your opponent in covert ways before the fight and I’m not talking "trash talking" here. There are a lot of subtle tricks that you can use that will trigger the fear programmes in your opponents mind without them knowing what you are doing. Also it is important to mask any emotions during the fight, especially when you are hurt (as this gives you opponent an additional adrenaline boost) feigning that Chris Eubank type-mask when hurt that creates the illusion that they are fighting a machine.




Did any of the “7 Biggest Mistakes Boxers Make” seem familiar? Maybe you’re a boxer, trainer, coach, or promoter who recognises these in someone else?


I have a wide range of tools to help you achieve your goals through powerful mind programming techniques, either one to one or in group if you prefer.


If you are interested in working with me, or require any further information, call or email me to discuss your needs.

The 7 Biggest Mistakes Boxers Make