Help for a fear of public speaking with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
What causes your anxiety at the thought of talking in front of an audience? Is it an overwhelming concern you will say the wrong thing or that you will forget your words? The number of people you are addressing is irrelevant and even a one-to-one presentation can trigger stress. At the Conway Practice in Brighton your fear of public speaking can be overcome with hypnotherapy, by enabling you to recognise the subconscious prompts which trigger the fight or flight response.
There is a marked difference between excitement and fear. Raised adrenalin can without doubt be positive by motivating you to rise to the challenge, much as an athlete would experience before competing. Fear however, has the opposite affect and can be paralysing, with not only emotional consequences but also manifesting as unpleasant physical symptoms. An increased heart beat, nausea, tremors and sweating are common when faced with speaking in a situation where you are out of your comfort zone. With the help of hypnosis, calming methods can be introduced to reduce your stress levels, ensuring you are firmly back in control.*
A fear of Public Speaking is one of the most reported phobias and often has its origin in previous incidents which have left a negative imprint on the sub-conscious mind. This may be traced back as far as childhood, if early upbringing or education followed the discipline that children should remain silent unless spoken to. Being rebuked for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, can leave a lasting negative impression. Shyness in front of strangers can then develop as a fear of criticism and of being judged when communicating with others, even in social situations.
Being afraid to present your ideas with confidence affects all areas of life, including interviews and business meetings, or social gatherings where you are required to give a speech. Avoiding these results in missed opportunities and professional progression. During sessions in hypnosis, Jonathan will help you to recognise your full potential and self-worth, with the realisation that what you have to say has value and can be delivered with confidence.*
Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 to find out more.
How to achieve weight loss with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you have been trying to lose weight for some time and have found that crash or fad diets aren’t the solution, you may have have become disillusioned that you will ever reach your goal. The Conway practice in Brighton provides help to lose weight with hypnotherapy and to enable you to maintain a healthier lifestyle.* It’s common to focus only on what you are eating, without considering why you feel compelled to over indulge or to eat certain foods.
The tendency for emotional eating rather than satisfying physical hunger, often has its roots in early influences and there can be a complex combination of causes. You might well have been soothed with food during the early formative years and hold this memory stored deeply in the subconscious mind. Although specific foods may bring a sense of comfort and relief from stressful situations or as a remedy for loneliness and boredom, feelings of guilt or regret often follow immediately after.
While you are in the relaxed state of hypnosis and your mind is more open to positive suggestion, Jonathan will help you recognise the subconscious prompts which are responsible for your difficulty in managing your eating habits.* You may overeat in the long-held belief that you must clear everything on your plate, even if you are full. Mindless eating is often associated with boredom or simply a way to pass time, with the hand-to-mouth habit, without being consciously aware of what you are eating, or how much. Food, especially the high calorie, high fat foods give instant stimulation and gratification.
During your hypnotherapy sessions in Brighton your thought processes can be re-programmed with new coping strategies, enabling you to overcome the psychological need to rely on food to change the way you feel.* A new sense of self awareness can be introduced, conditioning your conscious mind to recognise the difference between physical hunger and the response to negative emotions.* Hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to manage your weight by establishing a positive relationship with food, together with new coping-mechanisms for emotional well-being and a healthier lifestyle.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027
How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with travel phobias*
If you are one of the many who experience anxiety when travelling, at the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome a fear of flying or other travel phobias.* During your first session with hypnosis, Jonathan will begin by talking through the fears that are affecting your life and how specific situations trigger stress.
Travel anxiety is rarely uniquely related to being afraid of risking your safety, but can actually be a combination of phobias which have developed as a result of past influences and negative experiences and are now stored deeply in the subconscious mind. With the help of hypnotherapy, these can be identified and replaced with a more positive and calm mindset.*
You may become anxious at the thought of not being in control and unable to escape from the situation when you choose. Air travel is a good example, when having committed to boarding the aeroplane you are trapped for the duration of the journey and are reliant on a stranger’s ability to get you to your destination. Aviophobia may be traced back to the negative impact of media reporting on air accidents or to a particularly graphic disaster movie, causing an unrealistic perception of the possible dangers in air travel.
The fear of being in a confined space (claustrophobia), can trigger acute anxiety simply by anticipating a panic attack in the presence of fellow passengers. The perception that your anxiety will be visible to others can result in the avoidance of travelling on any public transport. This can limit not only personal pleasure, but may also restrict career prospects when travel is a requirement within the professional role. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help to restore confidence with relaxation techniques and calming methods, introducing positive affirmations which will open up new opportunities and enable you to finally enjoy the journey.*
For more information, Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
How you can get help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
As we come to the end of this year’s Stoptober campaign, if you haven’t succeeded in quitting, there’s no need to feel that failure means you should forget about giving up the habit. Help is available to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice, by identifying the subconscious prompts which trigger your need to smoke.*
The addiction to nicotine is only part of the desire for a cigarette and the difficulty in stopping. The actual habit may well have its origin in an attempt to follow your peers, or have originated as a normal pattern of behaviour growing up in a family where parents and siblings were smokers. This early influence is then likely to be stored in the non-conscious mind and continued into adulthood. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove will deal with the reasons for your dependence on smoking and how these can be replaced by introducing new coping-mechanisms.*
While you are relaxed and at ease during hypnosis, the pathway to these beliefs can be opened up, enabling you to recognise when and where you are most likely to smoke and what part smoking has played in your life.* You may smoke in order to deal with stressful situations, believing that this will be the only way of coping.
Jonathan Conway will guide you through stress-reducing and deep relaxation methods which can be applied not only when you feel the need to smoke, but also whenever you are tense and anxious.
If your habit is triggered by specific environments, such as while socialising with other smokers, this can be due to a misbelief that you will only be accepted into the group if you mirror their behaviour. Hypnotherapy in Brighton can also help you to address any feelings of low-self worth and lack of confidence, replacing negative conceptions with a positive mindset and increased self esteem.*
In the same way in which you have conditioned yourself not to smoke at certain times of the day, especially in places where smoking is prohibited, through hypnotherapy it will be possible to make an agreement with your unconscious mind to extend this conditioning throughout the whole day, with an affirmation that you are now a non-smoker.*
For more information or to book an appointment please call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.
Explaining how hypnotherapy can help to manage social anxiety*
If you are one of the many who have a social phobia, you may believe that this is only connected to socialising. In fact this can have a negative affect on many areas of your life, including within your home life and career. Help to manage social anxiety with hypnotherapy is available in Brighton and Hove at the Conway Practice.*
The first step to managing your anxiety, is to understand how your phobia has developed. During your first hypnotherapy session with Jonathan, he will identify when and where you feel the most anxious and which subconscious triggers are associated with the increased stress level.* You may well relate certain situations to events which have happened in the past and believe that these episodes will continue to be repeated when you find yourself in similar circumstances.
Social anxiety is often linked to feelings of low self-worth with deeply rooted origins influenced while you were growing up. Overprotective or critical parents for example can contribute to a fear of being in unfamiliar surroundings or when meeting people for the first time and you feel out of your comfort zone. The belief that you may say or do the wrong thing and are under scrutiny, is likely to result in the avoidance whenever possible of situations such as giving a speech, eating in front of others, or making ‘small talk’ with strangers.
Avoiding putting yourself in a position which you fear will cause you stress, isn’t always possible. You may be able to avoid social gatherings, even if this damages personal relationships, but this phobia can also limit professional progression with economic consequences, when interviews and presentations become too stressful to face. It’s important to recognise that social anxiety is way beyond shyness when it triggers physical reactions such as feelings of nausea, palpitations, shaking and perspiring.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton will help you to deal with the anxiety response and avoidance behaviour.* Feelings of low self-esteem and inferiority will be addressed and positive assertive skills introduced. Jonathan will also explain how you can release negative emotions and change the anxiety-inducing thought patterns, resulting in a more confident and outgoing attitude, ensuring you can finally live the life you aspire to.
Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 to book your appointment.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton and Hove for help with weight loss*
How would you describe your relationship with food? Recognising the reason behind any negative eating habits is the first step towards understanding how you can regain control. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove at the Conway Practice can help you to lose weight and maintain the weight loss without the need for crash dieting or fad diets which are not a long-term solution for healthy weight management.*
The compulsion to overeat or to eat unhealthy, weight-gaining foods often has complex origins, which may be traced back as far as early childhood. Family influences and eating habits such as being pressured to finish a meal or if food was restricted, can result in this conditioning persisting into adulthood with no conscious awareness of the negative effects.
While in the relaxed state of hypnosis the mind is more open to positive imagery and suggestion, enabling Jonathan Conway to access the memories stored in the subconscious.* A comforting memory when associated with food for instance, can trigger emotional eating when faced with stressful or challenging situations. Trying to lose weight in itself can cause anxiety, which then lowers motivation and increases the desire for food which relates to providing comfort. This is especially relevant if you are under pressure to lose weight for medical reasons, or in time for a special event.
Lack of self-esteem can be responsible for a ‘why bother’ defeatist attitude, sabotaging any attempts to improve your eating habits. While your inner voice wants to improve your eating habits, the negativity of your critical conscious mind may cause you to doubt that you will succeed in reaching your weight loss goal. Hypnotherapy can be very effective for increasing self-worth and motivation, enabling you to focus on your true potential.
Jonathan will help you to recognise the traps which trigger mindless or emotional eating and to introduce calming techniques reducing stress and anxiety, leaving you free to achieve sustainable weight loss and get back on track with a much healthier lifestyle.
Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
Quit smoking in Stoptober with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
The month of ‘Stoptober’ is with us once again, when smokers are encouraged to seek the support needed to quit. You may have previously attempted to break the habit and failed, or perhaps you are about to make your first effort to become a non-smoker. Help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Brighton is available at the Conway Practice.
You may not have considered hypnosis and are unsure what to expect. Hypnotherapy looks beyond the nicotine addiction and focuses primarily on your reasons for smoking and why you find it difficult to stop.* You may believe that the nicotine dependence is impossible to overcome, whereas it’s the hand-to-mouth prompt, triggered by the subconscious which needs to be erased. Nicotine withdrawal is relatively short-lived, but replacing the habit of reaching for a cigarette can be far more challenging.
During the first session of hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove, while you are comfortable and deeply relaxed, Jonathan will establish why you are motivated to stop smoking now and what cigarettes represent for you. Even with the best intentions, family or friends can’t force you to become a non-smoker and neither can anyone be made to do something against their will while under hypnosis. Tracing your journey as a smoker may reveal that the reason you first started to smoke, such as peer pressure or simple curiosity, is different to your reasons for the dependence now.
You will have conditioned yourself not to smoke in certain situations such as during a long flight, in the work place, or while in enclosed public spaces. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can enable you to apply this conditioning to times when you are prompted to light a cigarette by recognising the triggers such as stress, social mirroring when in the company of other smokers, or as a distraction when your mind and hands are idle and you are feeling bored.*
Hypnosis in Brighton & Hove opens up a pathway to reach the negative thoughts stored over time, allowing the introduction of new coping mechanisms. Practices for self management of stress and anxiety will reduce the need for harmful substances and health damaging habits, without the need for medication or nicotine replacement products. Visualisation techniques will enable you to see yourself as a non-smoker, with all the many benefits this will bring.
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
How self-esteem can be improved with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
Lack of confidence and self-worth can have a negative impact on your life, especially if this triggers social anxiety. With hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice, self-worth can be greatly improved by addressing any misconceptions that are embedded in the subconscious mind.*
If your inner voice is overly critical your ability to perform well professionally or to communicate socially is likely to be restricted, with the belief that you will be perceived by others as inferior. This may cause you to believe that you lack the ability to progress in your career, or to avoid social situations where you feel out of your comfort zone. Hypnosis provides a powerful therapeutic access to reach the root cause of irrational and unhealthy thoughts which have developed over time.* These can often be traced back to early childhood and are a result of past experiences or traumas. Low self-esteem may for example be linked to an unfair comparison with siblings, to other high achievers in the family or to peers and are a response to negative messages which are then stored in the unconscious mind.
Social anxiety is often a result of an overwhelming feeling that others won’t accept you into the group, that you will be seen as an outsider and are not likeable. You may then try to avoid building relationships where you believe you will be seen as a failure. During hypnotherapy sessions in Brighton with Jonathan, your mind will be in a relaxed state of heightened awareness and more open to positive suggestion, changing any negative perspective of your self-worth.* An increase in self-esteem results in empowerment and the ability to overcome the automatic responses which have limited achievement and inhibited relationships. Hypnotherapy can reverse negative beliefs and introduce new coping mechanisms which will enable you to finally achieve your true potential.*
For more information about Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove and how it can help you call 07956 855027.
How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to quit smoking*
Is this the first time you feel ready to quit smoking or have you tried to give up several times before and not succeeded? If you are really committed to being free of the habit, help to stop smoking in Brighton with hypnotherapy can be very effective with long-term benefits.*
During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice in Brighton & Hove, the reasons behind your need to smoke will be identified and addressed. You may not be consciously aware of the triggers and the related factors which compel you to reach for a cigarette. Hypnotherapy looks beyond the addiction to nicotine and while you are deeply relaxed and your mind is more open to positive suggestion, the origins of your smoking habit and why you continue to smoke can be established.*
Do you depend on a cigarette as a means to relax when you are anxious and finding it difficult to cope, or is smoking a social habit which enables you to feel more confident and to bond socially with others? An attempt to quit can often be self-sabotaged simply by accepting a cigarette when a fellow smoker offers one, even if you have no craving for nicotine at the time. How many times have you been determined that this will be the last cigarette from the last packet you will ever buy, only to lose your resolve in the belief that smoking is the only solution to manage a stressful situation?
Using the hypnotic approach, positive thought processes and new coping mechanisms can be introduced.* Retraining the way you think and how you can overcome the hand-to-mouth smoking habit, will enable you to initiate a positive strategy to increase your motivation to become a non-smoker. Jonathan will guide you in relaxation and stress-reducing techniques to help you to cope with the initial cravings and manage tough situations without the need for a cigarette.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to stop smoking call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
Manage your fear of flying with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you experience overwhelming anxiety when faced with air travel, hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help to overcome a fear of flying and other travel phobias, enabling you to enjoy the journey.* You may not be aware of the origin of your fear, which may well have been triggered by an insignificant incident or negative influence. During hypnosis it is easier to access the memories stored deeply within the sub-conscious and bring them to the surface where they can be recognised and dealt with.*
Contrary to common belief, a fear of flying often isn’t a fear of the aircraft crashing, but is often a combination of phobias including claustrophobia or social anxiety. It can also be related to feeling out of control and trusting a stranger unconditionally to get you to your destination. The awareness that it’s not going to be possible to stop the aeroplane and get off, is likely to only increase the level of anxiety. The increase in adrenalin, triggering the (ironically) ‘flight or fight’ reaction often starts well before boarding the aircraft as anticipatory anxiety. The thought of being in a large crowd in unfamiliar surroundings can provoke a feeling of panic well before arriving at the airport.
Your non-conscious mind may have been conditioned to believe that any unpleasant incident while travelling in the past will be repeated. Even something disconnected to personal experience such a disaster movie or a news report can condition the belief that you will have the same experience. During the hypnotherapy sessions Jonathan will help you not only determine how your discomfort started but also why it has continued to exist. Introducing new coping strategies including relaxation and controlled breathing techniques, will enable you to build on your natural resources and overcome your travel fears.*
Call 07956 855027 and book your appointment today.