Hazel Gale is a former kickboxer and boxer with multiple World, European and National titles across the two sports.
As triumphant as all that might sound, however, the pressure of fighting, making weight, and dealing with a ceaselessly vicious inner critic led Hazel to burnout during her time competing—taking her from elite athlete to someone who couldn't climb a flight of stairs without stopping to catch her breath in a matter of months.
When various medical doctors came up stumped as to what was causing her fatigue, Hazel was forced to take a look at her psychological approach to both sport and life.
Ultimately, it was a combination of cognitive hypnotherapy, coaching and meditation that helped Hazel back to her feel and back into the ring. Inspired by the changes to her life, she then trained as both a clinical and cognitive hypnotherapist, and opened her busy London practice in 2011.
In 2018, her first book, The Mind Monster Solution, was published with Yellow Kite at Hodder & Stoughton, and has since been translated into four different languages.
Now working full-time on her app Betwixt, Hazel remains dedicated to her mission to help others win their own emotional battles in creative and engaging ways.
You can follow both Hazel and Betwixt on TikTok and Instagram.
the mind monster solution.
The hardback edition of this book was titles Fight: Win Freedom from Self-sabotage
"Incredibly well-researched, practical and relatable. Clearly written by a true professional expert as well as an expert by experience.
An excellent resource not only for those who want to address challenges and self-limiting patterns such as self-sabotage but also gain a comprehensive understanding of why they occur. Highly recommend."
- Shahroo Izadi, author of best-selling The Kindness Method
"Life-changing. One of the best books I've ever read!"
- Michelle Braude, author of The Food Effect Diet
from the blurb.
Whenever elite fighter Hazel Gale entered the ring, she felt fear. Not just the rational fear of being knocked out. But something deeper as well. The fear that she didn't deserve success, and that she would let everyone - especially herself - down.
While others saw a confident world champion athlete, Hazel was plagued by anxiety, self-doubt and depression. It was these things - the monsters of her mind - that she felt were her most dangerous opponents, and she waged a war. It was that hard-fought internal battle that ultimately led her to burn out.
Now a sought-after London therapist, Hazel has created a revolutionary system for overcoming fear, underperformance and self-sabotage. In The Mind Monster Solution, she uses personal anecdotes, practical exercises and innovative therapeutic tools to help you create a balanced life, rich with meaning, confidence and positivity.
Written with humility and humour, this book will help you emerge victorious from your own battles, whatever they may be.