Josie Gibson had hypnotherapy on The Jump
Josie Gibson needed to see a therapist while she was on 'The Jump' because she was battling with psychological issues
Josie Gibson had to have hypnotherapy while she was on 'The Jump'.
The 32-year-old television personality became the first celebrity to be given the boot from the winter sports show after she refused to take part in the jump off two weeks ago but she has admitted, although people questioned her technique, she was battling psychological problems that meant she didn't feel capable in her own ability.
Speaking on 'Loose Women' on Thursday (16.02.17), she said: "I had to have hypnotherapy. I didn't realise that when I went, I thought 'I'll smash this' but I went down first of all and the butterflies just went through me. I fell backwards and that knocked my confidence, so I phoned this therapist and said 'Look I've got to get off this jump I've signed up for a TV programme and I can't do it.' "
Josie later realised that a trauma she experienced as a child was actually wreaking havoc with her mental state and she couldn't erase if from her memory on the slopes.
She explained on the chat show: "I jumped from one container onto a stable roof and it all fell through. I had fibre glass in my skin for a week and it was red ants and stinging nettles and that's why I was afraid to jump."
Josie wasn't afraid of hurting herself though as she knew she'd get more money.
She said with a giggle: "I thought about the injuries but I thought 'well, I broke my wrist in the comfort of my own front room, I did a combat roll over the sofa. I didn't have a team of medics and the best physios in the world there to support me so I thought if I'm going to break anything it might as well be out there doing something brilliant. Well you do get insurance and so you do get more money if you break anything."
And it wasn't just the fact she kept falling over in the snow while learning to ski that knocked her confidence, as she also piled on the pounds while she was in Austria.
The blonde beauty - who has lost six stone over the past six year - explained: "I put on a stone out there. Honestly, I've really taken on the Austrian diet. I've put on over a stone, I'd been out there since the third of January...but it's the lager, the lager is lovely. I got so depressed once I was out that all I did was just drink! So you get paid to be in the bar then which is brilliant!"