Quitting the smoking habit with hypnotherapy*

hypnosis to stop smokingWhether you’ve previously tried to be free of the smoking habit or this is your first attempt, you may well have discovered that it can be a tough challenge. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking by quieting the conscious mind, giving easier access to establish the reasons behind any negative thoughts and prompts which have led to the habit.*

You may believe that the addiction to nicotine is the only barrier to giving up cigarettes. In fact, nicotine withdrawal is relatively short-lived, but the hand-to-mouth habit is more difficult to overcome. During hypnosis to help you stop smoking, the origin of the subconscious triggers can be identified and resolved.* Stress is a major contributor to the reliance on smoking in an attempt to cope with an anxious state of mind. Although nicotine may reduce anxiety, the calming affects are brief and this isn’t a solution to dealing with the root cause or management of stress.

Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state of altered awareness, similar to a daydream where you remain in control and responsive to positive suggestion. You are no doubt aware of the health risks smokers face, but the subconscious can overrule any concerns, with negative self-talk on why this is never quite the right time to stop. There may be a resistance due to being under too much pressure, boredom and loneliness or as a distraction in difficult situations.

Hypnotherapy provides the opportunity to address not only why you first began to smoke, but also why you feel the overwhelming need to continue.* You may have first become a smoker during your teenage years, possibly due to peer pressure from friends or to push the boundaries and appear more grown up. Social bonding and mirroring the habits of others can be one of the subconscious prompts which cause you to light a cigarette, even if you have no physical need for nicotine.

At the Conway Practice, hypnosis can be used effectively to help you to stop smoking by introducing relaxation and positive visualisation techniques, resulting in a healthier and calmer lifestyle.*

How to be free of your social phobia with hypnotherapy*

Phobias range from mild discomfort to feelings of extreme discomfort. Some phobic triggers are easier to avoid than others, while others can have a limiting affect on enjoyment of everyday activities. If you find yourself organising your life in an attempt to avoid the cause of your phobia, at the Conway Practice hypnotherapy can help with a social phobia, restoring your ability to interact with others without anxiety and fear.*

When someone appears aloof and anti-social, it’s common to assume that this isolation is a personal choice. Despite the desire to socialise with others, the fear of public humiliation if you say or do the wrong thing, can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling you will be seen as an outsider and unaccepted by the group. Intense emotional distress simply at the thought of being the centre of attention and having others judge you, may be an irrational fear but the reaction is nevertheless real and frequently results in physical discomfort such as sweating, nausea, increased heart rate and panic attacks.

There may well have been incidents in the past where you have been criticised by parents or in other relationships, resulting in a lasting negative impact on your confidence and self-esteem. You may now do everything possible to avoid situations where you will be watched, including eating in public, giving a speech or presentation and joining in with conversations. Social anxiety is more common than you may think and affects many, to a lesser or greater extent. Hypnosis is a therapeutic method which is used to identify the basis of your phobia, introducing new coping mechanisms to overcome your fear.*

During hypnotherapy to help overcome social phobia, the origin of your subconscious prompts when faced with a stressful environment can be recognised and addressed.* These misconceptions  and excessive self-consciousness which have resulted in avoidance behaviour will be seen in a new and more positive perspective. Relaxation and calming techniques will improve your quality of life, with socialising becoming a pleasure rather than a test of endurance.*   Call 07956 855 027 today to speak with Jonathan Conway

How hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of flying*

For many, the anticipation of jetting away on an aeroplane is exciting, but when the level of excitement increases to extreme anxiety, air travel is no longer a pleasure. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of flying by identifying the source of your phobia and the subconscious reaction to the triggers which prompt the ‘flight or fight’ response to perceived danger.*

Hypnosis addresses the default negative thinking which fuels panic and anxiety and replaces any irrational fears with more positive coping mechanisms.*  When you say that you are afraid to board an aircraft, this may not actually be due to the dread of not surviving the journey, but is related to other phobias. Feelings of claustrophobia for example can be triggered by a lack of personal space and confinement, with no opportunity to escape.

You might also become fearful in situations where you are not in control. As a passenger you are putting your safety in the hands of a stranger who is behind the doors of the cockpit and who you may never see. If you experienced discomfort in a previous flight, your subconscious will have recorded this as a threatening event with the false belief that there will be a recurrence every time you are in a similar environment.

A state of extreme anxiety at the thought of being confined in close proximity with unfamiliar fellow passengers, can be due to a social phobia and an overwhelming concern that you will embarrass yourself in front of others.

Over time you will have conditioned yourself to react with a stress response to certain situations which your non-conscious mind considers to be threatening.

Hypnotherapy is an effective tool to release and re-frame these outdated beliefs and critical thinking.* This becomes easier when you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis and the pathway to the mind is open to positive suggestion. During sessions with hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will explore your past experiences which are the trigger to your fear of flying and help you to achieve

higher levels of calm and positivity through relaxation and calming methods.* For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027

How hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress*

Help to manage anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Harley StreetAre you experiencing overwhelming pressure in the workplace? Hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress by introducing new coping mechanisms, changing the way in which you deal with difficult situations. A position of authority brings greater responsibilities which often requires deadlines and targets to be met with problem solving strategies. This can weigh heavily in an environment where you are expected to take control and to make the right decisions for the company and your colleagues.

Executive stress can be not only emotionally difficult to cope with, but also has an impact on physical health, resulting in sleepless nights, lack of appetite, poor digestion and high blood pressure. Dependency on alcohol and other addictive substances in an attempt to unwind isn’t a solution and is only likely to have other consequences. Leisure breaks are unlikely to relieve the level of stress, as concerns that you are no longer in control can simply increase anxiety.

Work-place stress is not only a professional issue, it can also have a significant affect on the home and social life. It is often difficult to share concerns with family and friends, who may be unaware of the level of strain you are under. Opening up to colleagues may seem that you are admitting failure and will appear inadequate for the position.

During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice you will be helped to identify the source of your anxiety. Feelings of low self-worth and lack of confidence can be addressed and any negative beliefs stored in the sub-conscious will be replaced with positive affirmations. You will also be shown relaxation methods which will enable you to adopt a calm approach to challenges and difficult life events. Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think, feel and behave, enabling you to achieve your full potential.* Call 07956 855 027 to arrange an appointment.

How to lose weight with hypnotherapy for a healthier life*

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossIf you’ve been trying to manage your weight and have found that crash dieting and fad diets are ineffective and not sustainable in the long term, help to lose weight with hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice is a safe and natural way to achieve your goal.* Hypnotherapy approaches weight loss differently, by enabling you to identify the reasons behind your difficulty in maintaining a positive relationship with food.*

Eating habits will generally have developed over time and you may not be consciously aware of why you are prompted to overeat or are more inclined to high-calorific and weight gaining foods. During the hypnosis session, while your mind is more open to positive suggestion and memory recall, Jonathan Conway will help you to recognise the sub-conscious triggers which affect your ability to follow a more healthy eating regime.

Mindless eating and endless snacking is common, when you are unaware of how much or even what you are consuming. This can be a result of boredom and a means to pass the time. Airlines for example are aware that passengers may not be physically hungry, but if food is served during the flight the focus will be more on eating than on the time spent during the journey. It’s also easy to consume a large tub of popcorn while watching TV or a movie without even realising it, as the habit is associated with relaxation. Hypnotherapy to help you lose weight can be very effective in helping you to be more aware of your behaviour and to understand how to avoid the circumstances which prompt a habitual action and to develop a more beneficial response.*  .

Emotional eating is actually not a craving for food; it’s the motivational need for comfort and reward. Emotional hunger is quite different from being physically hungry. An association with certain foods considered as comforting can often be traced back to childhood, remaining stored as a subconscious cue during times of stress or vulnerability. Instead of trying to remove negative feelings by resorting to food as a solution, hypnosis focuses on introducing new coping mechanisms to raise your self-worth and manage stress more efficiently.*

The aim of hypnotherapy is to eliminate bad habits and replace them with good ones, enabling you to visualise how you can achieve your weight loss goal and a healthier life style.*  Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027

How hypnotherapy can help with a fear of speaking in public*

Hypnotherapy help you overcome your fear of public speakingIf the thought of speaking in front of an audience causes extreme anxiety, you’re certainly not alone. This is one of the most common phobias and the term ‘glossophobia’, derived from the Greek word ‘glossa’ meaning ‘tongue’ and ‘phobos’ meaning ‘fear’, describes the feeling of being tongue-tied when faced with speaking in front of others. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome your fear of public speaking by tracing the origins of the phobic reaction and replacing negative thoughts with new coping mechanisms.*

Most of us would admit to being nervous when preparing to give a speech or to deliver a presentation, but an intense fear of public speaking is far more than this.

The ‘fight or flight’ response, which is the body’s reaction to a perceived danger, increases adrenaline and results in not only emotional discomfort, but is also responsible for physical symptoms such as excessive perspiration, trembling, a raised heartbeat and feelings of nausea. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in dealing with the psychological issues which cause these self-limiting and unhealthy repercussions.*

A public speaking phobia can also be a heightened response to negative reactions, with a fear of being judged or criticised for what you have to say. This can also be related to a social phobia, where even on a one-to-one basis you are afraid to get your words out as you’re overly concerned that you will say the wrong thing. This can have roots in past experiences where you’ve regretted speaking up in front of your peers in the classroom, or have been chastised by parents for interrupting a conversation. This feeling of embarrassment can remain buried deeply within the non-conscious mind, while consciously it has long been forgotten.

During the hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, the pathways to your subconscious mind will be more receptive to positive suggestion.*  You may well be able to recall incidents in the past which have been responsible for triggering your phobic reactions, which the conscious mind has blocked over time. Hypnotherapy can help to manage your phobia by increasing your confidence and self-worth, enabling you to deliver your speech or ideas freely and without fear.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027

Keep your New Year’s resolution to stop smoking with hypnotherapy.*

hypnosis to stop smokingIf your New Year’s resolution is to become a non-smoker, you may be concerned about how you can remain committed and achieve your goal. Trying to deal with any long-term habit can without doubt be a tough challenge and this is even more difficult when an addictive substance is part of the problem. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking, by strengthening your self-motivation and addressing the deeper reasons why you have found it so hard to give up.*

Stress is a high contributor to continuing a smoking habit, with the misconception that cigarettes are the only option to reducing anxiety. During the hypnosis sessions at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will assist you in identifying the subconscious triggers which prompt you to smoke at certain times of the day and in specific circumstances. Understanding why you first became a smoker and why you are now ready to stop can be extremely helpful in overcoming a habit which has become part of your daily life.

It’s common to smoke during adolescence as a form of social bonding, enabling you to feel part of a group with peers who are already smoking, in the belief that this is normal ‘adult’ behaviour. The need to be socially accepted often then continues by mirroring the habits of others and sharing cigarettes in a communal smoking environment. This is a psychological addiction which can be more difficult to deal with than the physical dependence on nicotine which is relatively short-lived. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in addressing any lack of self-worth which may be limiting your natural ability to express your own personality, due to a fear of failure or rejection.*

If you smoke as an antidote to stress, hypnosis is a completely safe therapy to relieve anxiety in a natural way by re-programming any negative thought processes which have been blocking previous attempts to stop smoking.* New coping mechanisms will be introduced which will give you the motivation to finally become a non-smoker with a healthier lifestyle model.*

For more information and to book your appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossIt’s that time of year again when we look back and consider what has been achieved during the previous 12 months. At the strike of midnight on New Years Eve, resolutions may have been made to eat less and improve health and fitness, only to be abandoned soon after. This may even be a pattern you have repeated year after year and are despondent that you will never reach your goal. Hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight by introducing a new way to manage your eating habits and restore a position of control.*

At the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you to focus on the subconscious prompts which trigger your need for food, even when you’re not experiencing physical hunger. You have probably already discovered that fad diets and yo-yo dieting, depriving yourself with food and then returning to old habits, isn’t effective, is unhealthy and unsustainable in the long term.

Under the relaxed and comfortable state of hypnosis, your relationship with food will be explored. Do you feel compelled to eat more during times of stress and anxiety as an emotional source of comfort? This frequently relates to early childhood when food was given as a treat to make you feel better, as an expression of love from a parent or care giver, or restricted as a form of punishment.

Unfortunately, food that you associate with comfort is generally in high calorie and results in increased weight which is challenging to lose and to maintain any weight loss unless your thought process changes. Hypnotherapy for weight loss will help you to re-program any negative beliefs and to visualise success rather than any failure you may have experienced in the past, reversing any negative self-talk or limiting thought patterns stored within the sub-conscious.* Positive visualisation and coping mechanisms can be introduced, increasing motivation enabling you to envisage how you will look and feel once you achieve your weight loss goal.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.

Quit the smoking habit with hypnotherapy*

hypnosis to stop smokingNo one can deny that giving up cigarettes can be a tough challenge, but help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy can make this easier to achieve.* Habitual behaviour doesn’t happen overnight and as with all habits there are sub-conscious prompts which are established over time. While not all habits are harmful, when the physical addiction to nicotine is combined with the emotional sensation of a hand-to-mouth action, the routine of smoking a cigarette can be difficult to break.

Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help you to quit the habit by first identifying the triggers which urge you to smoke.* Stress is a major contributor to a dependence on smoking, with the belief that this is the only way to relax and reduce anxiety, even though the effects are short-lived. However, stress isn’t the only reason and much depends on your history as a smoker and how it first began.

During sessions with hypnosis, Jonathan will help you to trace the origins of your smoking habit.* You may have tried your first cigarette during your teenage years when smoking was fashionable and you were influenced by your peers in the belief that this enabled you to integrate and to be accepted within the group. This need for social bonding if often a barrier to becoming a non-smoker if you are constantly in the company of smokers. The urge to light a cigarette can often be triggered when there is a sub-conscious response to mirroring the action of others, even if you have no physical need for nicotine at the time.

By identifying the deeper issues to your smoking habit and addressing the psychological reasons for an emotional dependence on cigarettes, new coping-mechanisms can be established. Hypnotherapy provides a completely safe and medication-free solution to reducing stress and improving self-confidence, in both professional and social situations.* Introducing new pathways with positive ‘stop smoking‘ affirmations will set you on track to achieving your goal to quitting the unhealthy and costly habit.*

Call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855 027 to book your appointment.

Help for a fear of public speaking with hypnotherapy in Brighton*

Hypnotherapy help you overcome your fear of public speakingWhat 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.

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