Tom Heal and Will Smith
"Over the last year we have been working closely with Amanda in the build up to the biggest challenge of our lives so far - to row unaided across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the West Indies, a total distance of over 3,000 miles. The race is said to be one of the toughest on Earth and also that it is as much a mental test, as it is a physical one, if not more. Having successfully completed the row in 80 days and 19 minutes and reached our goal of becoming 'the youngest pair to ever row any ocean', we would like to attribute much of the credit to Amanda and the work she did with us in the run up to the event. The thorough, well thought-out exercises she gave us were brilliant, and the meticulous planning and preparation for every possible scenario was invaluable. Thanks to Amanda we were very well psychologically prepared."
Amanda J.N. Owens MSc, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Certified & Registered AASP (Association of Applied Sport Psychology). BASES Accredited Sport Psychologist; was trained by the renowned, successful and internationally acclaimed, Sporting, Bodymind Group Ltd., Amanda was fortunate to be mentored and trained by the late John Syer as part of the Gestalt and Humanistic BASES supervised experience run by Sporting Bodymind. The Sporting Bodymind Group comprised of John Syer, Christopher Connolly, Jonathan Males, Deb Sheperd, as well as the leading Gestalt Therapists, Professors Judith and George Brown.
Believe Consultancy utilises with pride the Sporting Bodymind ethos and delivery of highly effective Gestalt and Integrative techniques as well as the latest technologies, to build long lasting relationships with our clients.
The late John Syer was the Sport Psychologist for Tottenham Hotspur FC for 5 years winning titles and trophies with Steve Perryman, Glen Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Ray Clemence & Ossie Ardiles. This was followed by a stint at Southampton FC with Glen Hoddle. Whereby, Amanda JN Owens was appointed the Lead Sport Psychologist at Southampton FC to work with the team and alongside Manager Gordon Strachan in 2001.
Syer & Connolly were regarded as World leaders in in the field of sport psychology and Business Executive Performance coaching. Developing Executive Business Coaching, successful programmes and Team Development models for: Pzier, J.P. Morgan, UBS, Shell, BP, Jaguar, The FORD Motor Company, The Metropolitan Police, Friends Provident, Sport England, UK Sport, TESCO, The Environment Agency & The Royal College of Music.