Consulting

How and why I consult to Doctors

Stress impacts on irritability, memory, attention, dexterity, and coordination. It also impacts on all levels of experience. In particular hospital registrars on accredited training programs to become consultants, are susceptible. They have their Fellowship exams coming up and their knowledge and expertise will be evaluated in rigorous examinations. Consequently they want to improve their coordination and consistency i.e. reduce variability. They want to increase those actions under their control that will improve their clinical performance and knowledge.They also need to develop strategies to address those things not in their control that reduce performance. It is satisfying and challenging to work with these doctors who are constantly striving to be the best they can be.  Primarily I focus on the skills that will enhance their performance in the written and the viva examinations. These skills include: using the brain optimally; time management; managing emotions under pressure; performance anxiety; dealing with procrastination; focusing and refocusing; sustaining concentration; and developing and maintaining confidence. Also important for the vivas is good communication through the appropriate use of body language and voice. Communication is critical, and that’s tough under pressure or fatigue conditions.

How and Why I consult to Athletes and
Performing Artists

Successful performance in sport and the performing arts requires both physical and mental skills. When a person first learns a skill physical and technical expertise is most important, but as proficiency improves mental skills become increasingly important. For experts, the use of mental skills is increasingly important for excellence. There are usually two approaches one can take. One is performance enhancement, where the performer wants to work on the mental game to get even better and more consistent in their physical performance.This is really satisfying to give the performer the tools to perform even better. Then there’s performance restoration, where there’s some problem with performance, perhaps due to a slump, or returning back from injury. In a world of fine margins, even the most fleeting lack of focus can cause performance to suffer. The dance routine performed with ease in the studio is suddenly danced awkwardly in an audition. The diver who always nails a triple twisting one and a half somersault goes over on her entry. Working out why this is happening, and how to change it, is very satisfying. Just by analysing every aspect of performance to see where attention may be less than optimal one can look for marginal gains

Engage with Dr. Patsy and be at your best!