In their next game they faced league leaders Chelsea. Prior to the game, psychologist Bill Beswick, advised McClaren to give a motivational speech, rather than one based on tactics and strategy.
More after the break
Middlesbrough won 3-0 and broke their losing habit.
"If you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got. If you’re not happy with a losing habit, something has got to change," says Beswick.
If you're in the depths of a poor run of form and you see no way out, watch this video and let Bill lend a hand.
How to deal with a mouthy player
How to bounce back from a mistake
Managing the pressures of a penalty
Get the best out of a big ego
Dealing with the red mist
Keeping focus in the last 15 minutes
Dealing with a dressing room feud