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Meet the mechanic of the mind to learn the secret of winning Gold

Posted on 13/02/2012

Dr Steve Peters

Dr Steve Peters, who has been a vital cog in one of the country’s greatest stories of sporting success and continues to work with Olympic champions to help them retain their titles, will share his insights in a lecture at Royal Holloway, University of London on Monday 20 February.

Dr Peters, a Consultant Psychiatrist, works with the British Cycling Olympic Squad and Team SKY Pro Cycling, which is the 2012 team of World Champion Mark Cavendish. He will deliver his lecture Psychiatry in Sport straight after coming from the Track Cycling World Cup in the Olympic Velodrome where he will have been assisting Olympic champions Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton in their preparation to retain their titles in the 2012 Olympics. 

“The work of Steve Peters with the whole GB cycling squad, but particularly with world-class riders such as Pendleton and Hoy, is widely regarded as having been a key contribution to the success attained in the Beijing Olympics” says Professor John Wann, Head of Psychology at Royal Holloway who is also a level 3 performance coach with British Cycling.

Dr Peters, who describes himself as the mechanic of the mind, also works within the English Institute of Sport and has had involvement with a further 12 Olympic Sports as well as England Rugby and Premier League Football. His talk will include the working of the human mind and how it can reach optimum performance applied to all walks of life.

The lecture, at 6:15pm in the Windsor Building Auditorium, is open to all. Admission is free and no booking is necessary. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Windsor Building Foyer. 

For directions to the campus and parking please click here or for more information contact Sue Heath or call 01784 443004


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