From Athlete To Therapist

Hazel Gale

I first discovered cognitive hypnotherapy as a kickboxer training towards the ISKA World Championships in 2009. Although I was used to training through all sorts of illnesses and injuries, chronic fatigue (caused by consistent overtraining and maintained stress) was giving me serious problems.

I was tired and depressed, and I was rapidly losing hope. I told myself that if I couldn’t get fit this time I’d hang my gloves up for good.

Cognitive hypnotherapy meant that I didn’t have to do that, and I went on to win multiple World and European titles in kickboxing, and later, numerous National and European titles in ABA boxing. For more about my journey, check out my article “The Fighter Mindset: From Burnout To The Medal Podium”.

After experiencing the power of Cog Hyp first hand, I felt (and still do feel) compelled to help others achieve their goals in the same way. 

Therapy Qualifications

Hazel Gale
  • Master Practitioner of Cognitive Hypnotherapy
    The Quest Institute
  • Hypnotherapist Practitioner Diploma (HPD)
    Awarded by the NCH
  • Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy
    The Quest Institute
  • Master NLP Practitioner
    Awarded by The Quest Institute
  • Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
    Awarded by the Institute of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Sports Hypnosis Practitioner
    The UK College of Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Sports documentary

“Hazel”: A film by Bronwen Parker-Rhodes

Short promo

“Martial Herbs Promo”


“The leathery thwack of glove on pad echoes around the basement that is Paragon Gym in Shoreditch. Founded by two brothers, British and world champion kickboxers John and Stuart Lawson, in 1996, this homely boxing and kickboxing gym has bred many a champion fighter. And Hazel Gale, a 31-year-old with an elegant yet ferocious style, is one of them…”

Read the full story from The Good Times Newspaper



ABA National Boxing Champion, 2013
Hvidovre (Denmark) Box Cup Champion, 2013
Golden Girl (Sweden) Box Cup Champion, 2013
Haringey Box Cup Champion, 2011
ABA National Boxing Champion, 2011


ISKA Full Contact Fighter Of The Year, 2010
ISKA Full Contact World Champion, 2010
ISKA Light Continuous World Champion, 2010
ISKA Full Contact European Champion, 2009
WAKO Full Contact British Champion, 2008


Coaching both kick boxers and boxers since 2007