I had a bit of forced lay off last week and thought I’d check out some of your back catalog of work. So I went to your web site to lift-run-bang.
Whilst I was there I read your bit on Michael Phelps and depression. I found it fascinating. And I wondered if you have any thoughts on the sort coaching changes you’d need make for guys (and gals) with metal health issues.
I’ll explain why I’m asking. I have a long standing metal health complaint. It’s caused lots of training holidays. Every time I make a bit of head way I stop for a year as I implode.
But little by little I have made changes in to my attitude towards training and nutrition. And it’s paying off. I’ve had recent setbacks that in the past would have caused me bottom out and call it quits. But fortunately this time I feel more able to keep plugging away. Its no silver bullet but I’m doing better than I ever have been.
This thing is – I’m aware my “tool box” is still very small. And I wondered if you have thing you’ve used to help people with either chronic or acute mental health issues carry on where once they might have failed.
If that’s too open ended a question – hypothetically: a client comes to you and said “I have depression. It’s quite bad. I’m staying off meds for now as I want to try and work though this – but life is a struggle”.
Where would you go with that training wise?