Specialising in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Famous for his participation in the world reality-based TV series “The Contender: Muay Thai,” British World Champion in both Muay Thai Boxing and Kickboxing, David Pacquette held a three hour workshop at the Guildhall School of Business and Law to empower students to become more focused, determined, and ultimately achieve what they want in life.
During his competition years in one of the toughest sporting disciplines, David specialised in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy.
He found NLP helped him to focus on his goals for the next ring fight, eliminating distractions and negative thoughts, and mobilised him to feel confident and empowered before a major boxing challenge, regardless of whether he won or lost a previous bout.
Students benefited from a highly interactive workshop with David where they learned how the language used affects their bodies and how it can help them to think more positively. David demonstrated several techniques to clear the mind and remove negative thoughts and explained ways to deal with stress and anxiety in the workplace and university. Students were particularly impressed with the idea of using NLP to influence others around them to be happier.
Elizabeth Hannaford, a Fashion Retail Management BA student, said: “Yesterday's session was really good, he gave some good pointers about controlling stress and negative feelings.”