It's been a busy summer of sport. We've seen some of the world's greatest athletes complete breathtaking displays of physical fitness and sporting prowess. Manchester-based hypnotherapist Costa Lambrias is encouraging everyone to consider how they can benefit from the same hypnotherapy techniques which helped the country's sportsmen and women to such success.
When British rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning crossed the finish line, it was a few moments before Glover realised they had actually won. Her visualisation was so strong it took her that amount of time to adjust to the reality of the situation. These visualisation and relaxation techniques are used by many hypnotherapists. They can be used to treat all manner of anxieties and boost performance in key areas, including giving presentations, hitting targets, treating social phobia, dating, job interviews and boosting sexual confidence. In all cases, as in sporting competition, the principles are the same; our expectations govern our performance and by visualising ourselves as something we want to be, we can become it.
And because hypnotherapy also helps individuals achieve a state of relaxation, this visualisation (unlike with positive affirmations) happens unconsciously. Costa says: "If you think you can, you're right; if you think you can't, you're right! Visualising yourself succeeding in any challenge you are currently experiencing, and in any aspect of your life, is 100% effective when utilised with the power of hypnotic relaxation. Why? Because the part of your unconscious mind that runs all the programs you do and don't want is now on board and will bring about the fulfilment of your conscious desires. Allow me to show you just how easy it can be!"
A survey conducted by the Independent on Sunday named Costa one of the UK's ten leading hypnotherapists. He is the former chairman and current secretary of the Hypnotherapy Association, as well as the Principal and Senior Trainer of the Academy of Holistic Hypnotherapy in Manchester. He has spoken internationally, promoting his pioneering therapeutic techniques. Costa specialises in confidence and performance issues, and is a keen exponent of the benefits of hypnotherapy for all. He enjoys a strong success rate in helping clients achieve positive changes in their lives.
You can contact Costa and view his full range of services at his website (holistic-hypnotherapist.co.uk). Alternatively, get in touch via phone (0161 860 4797) or drop him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Hypnotherapy can help you understand and then control your own mind and those issues or challenges that face you - from weight loss to stopping smoking and from anxieties about flying to hidden memories of childhood suffering or even abuse.