‘The pressure paralysed my ability to function’: Surgeon describes his nightmare year with the yips

A US surgeon tells 6minutes he’s highlighting the time his 'head got in the way of his hands' to help younger doctors.
Dr James Naples.

“The operating theatre became a courtroom to me and I felt on trial”. 

Dr James Naples is talking about his time as a trainee surgeon when he experienced what gets described in the sporting arena as the yips — that repeated spasm of anxiety in the heart and the sudden and unexplained loss of the ability to act despite knowing what you need to do.