How hypnotherapy can help with a fear of speaking in public*
If 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
How Hypnotherapy can Help to Build Self-Esteem*
Low self-esteem is a common problem and is often formed over a number of years, causing issues in both the personal and professional life. High standards may have been set by parents or other authority figures with the result that you judge yourself unfairly against those who appear to effortlessly reach their goals and are recognised for their success.
Hypnotherapy can help you to improve your self-worth by uncovering the reasons behind your lack of confidence and why you are unnecessarily hard on yourself.* Perhaps comparisons were made between other siblings, or fellow classmates who always appeared to achieve more even if they were putting in less effort. A feeling of inadequacy is frequently found to have a negative affect on forming relationships with others and can affect career prospects, with an impact on both health and general well-being.
Having little respect for yourself often leads to social anxiety, with a fear of being judged and the focus of attention, concerned that you will say or do the wrong thing. Hypnotherapy can improve the ability to communicate more effectively, enhancing not only social situations but also professionally.*
At the Conway Practice while you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis, Jonathan will access the root cause of your low self-esteem and guide your subconscious mind towards opening up to more positive thoughts and behaviour patterns.* Once the source of your lack of confidence is understood, it will be much easier to put these misconceptions into context, begin to re-evaluate your true self-worth and bring about positive changes in your life.*
For more information and to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
Overcome Executive Stress with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
Who do you turn to when you’re experiencing stress at executive level? Friends and family members may not fully understand the pressure you are under, even though they may be aware of the negative affect this is having on your professional and personal life. There may be a reluctancy to open up to work colleagues with the concern of appearing inadequate and unable to meet the demands of the role.
Help for executive stress with hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice provides a confidential and supportive solution to managing your anxiety without the dependence on medication, alcohol or other potentially addictive substances.* Hypnosis induces a comfortable and relaxed state of mind, similar to a day-dream where you remain in fully control and are aware of what is going on around you.* During this two way process between yourself and Jonathan, time will be taken to determine what issues you are facing and what your concerns are, both professionally and personally.* Stress in the workplace invariably impacts on social and family life and is often fuelled by deeper feelings of low self-esteem, lack of confidence and the concern that you may let others down.
During the sessions in hypnotherapy, Jonathan will assist you in recognising any negative behavioural patterns held in your sub-conscious which have been blocking the achievement of your full potential.* Hypnosis will enable you to trace back distant memories of instances in the past when your abilities were doubted; perhaps by parents or authority figures.* Stress and a high level of anxiety causes both emotional and physical strain, impacting on general health and well-being. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help you to focus on your goals with increased motivation and develop new coping mechanisms for managing stressful situations in a positive way.*
For more information about how Jonathan Conway can help you call today on 0207 467 8460
Managing Social Anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you are someone who finds it difficult to interact socially with others, at the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome your social anxiety.* Jonathan will trace back incidents and distant memories held deeply in your sub-conscious which you may not even be aware of, allowing you to recognise where these fears originated.*
There can many reasons for a social phobia, often stemming from something apparently insignificant during the early years which the conscious mind has long forgotten. A simple reprimand from a parent or authority figure about behaving badly or when you’ve been told to be quiet, may have a lasting effect through to adulthood. When imposing a sense of discipline, children were often told not to speak unless spoken to and this can leave a negative impression when a social setting calls for you to join in the conversation.
You may well be overly anxious that by saying the wrong thing everyone will think less of you and for anyone experiencing social anxiety, making new friends especially in unfamiliar surroundings is likely to be emotionally challenging. As an example, leaving the relatively safe haven of home for University life for the first time can be a daunting experience, wondering how well you will be accepted by your fellow students and tutors. Starting a job commonly brings feelings of insecurity to the surface, knowing that initially a new entrant will be the centre of attention and evaluated.
Social anxiety is a step beyond shyness, experienced not only as emotional unease but also with physical symptoms such as palpitations, trembling and feeling nauseous. While relaxed under hypnosis, Jonathan will gently talk through your insecurities and misconceptions that have been the barrier to your enjoyment of social situations or communicating in general.* Hypnotherapy can bring a marked improvement to your self-esteem and confidence, relieving the sense of isolation and opening the door to new opportunities.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
Overcome a Fear of Flying with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*
A holiday should be something to look forward to; a time to relax and enjoy well-earned leisure time. For some however, when this involves travelling by air the anxiety caused simply at the thought of boarding an aeroplane may be overwhelming. At the Conway Practice in Brighton hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of flying or other related travel phobias.*
No one is born with a phobia. This develops through external influences, including upsetting personal experiences, parental conditioning or even exposure to distressing incidents through the media whether these are fact or fiction. It can be difficult to identify the source of the fear, or what exactly you are afraid of and a fear of flying can actually be a combination of phobias. During sessions applying hypnosis, Jonathan will help you to trace the source of your anxiety that is limiting the enjoyment of your daily life.*
The fight or flight reaction is often irrational, but nonetheless it can be both physically and emotionally distressing and difficult on your own to identify where this stems from. Hypnotherapy enables feelings stored deeply in the subconscious mind to be brought to the surface and replaced with positive thought and actions.* The fear may not be directly related to a concern that the aircraft will fail to get you safely to your destination, but more about a fear of not being in control and having to put your safety in the hands of others you don’t know and trust.
Your travel anxiety may be a form of claustrophobia, triggering extreme anxiety at the thought of being in a restricted space and unable to leave when you choose. This can be combined with a social phobia, when the anticipation of being in the crowded environment of an airport terminal triggers a feeling of extreme discomfort. Recognising how a fear of flying developed, allows the phobia to be managed and viewed from a far more positive perspective, putting you back in control. Jonathan will explain how hypnotherapy can open the mind to new thought processes, replacing negative beliefs with de-stressing techniques and positive coping mechanisms.* Once your mind is able to interpret the event of flying as pleasurable, you will experience the pleasure of excitement and leave the anxiety behind.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy could help you call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425, or use the contact form
How Hypnotherapy Can Help to Reduce Executive Stress*
Executive stress or workplace stress can develop over a considerable length of time before the problem is recognised and addressed. This may be partly due to a reluctance to open up to colleagues or friends and family for the shame of appearing incapable of meeting the demands of the job. A fear of failure can lead to isolation from others, with the need to shoulder the burden of responsibility alone. Hypnotherapy combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can be extremely effective in bringing about positive and beneficial change.*
While you are in the calm and relaxed state of hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you to bring feelings held deeply in the subconscious to the surface, enabling coping strategies to be applied in your daily life.* A problem based strategy will address the actual issues which are causing the stress, such as time-management or lack of co-operation from colleagues. NLP can be of value by helping you to appreciate how you can not only develop your communication and management skills in the workplace, but also understand how to improve your interaction in social situations.* If you are not getting the response from others that you’ve been hoping for, then you need to change the way in which you communicate. An emotional based strategy will focus on how you feel, including your level of confidence and self-worth.
Executive stress can be experienced as emotional, physical and behavioural. External pressures such as high work loads, meeting set targets, deadlines and performance levels, all have an affect on the ability to cope. When these demands outweigh what you are able to handle, it becomes extremely difficult to function effectively. Physical symptoms frequently include raised blood pressure, difficulty in sleeping and poor digestion. Hypnotherapy provides a natural, medication-free way of reducing work-place anxiety, increasing motivation, self-esteem and coping mechanisms to enable a return to a positive and manageable work-life balance.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425.
Getting over a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If you are one of the many feeling insecure and anxious when faced with speaking in unfamiliar surroundings or in front of strangers, you may do everything to avoid this. You’re no doubt very aware however that avoidance isn’t always an option, causing even more stress if you feel there’s no escape. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of public speaking by uncovering the negative responses held within the subconscious mind.*
Speech anxiety can be felt in many forms and isn’t limited to speaking in front of a large audience. Many become anxious at the prospect of presenting to colleagues in the work place or during an interview where they feel at risk of being judged. Performance anxiety is common and easily recognised as stage fright when the adrenalin levels are raised and experienced as fear rather than excitement. For anyone with the responsibility of giving a wedding speech, a fear of speaking in public can spoil the enjoyment of the occasion. This extreme anxiety can be experienced in the physical form, with an increased heart beat, a dry mouth and feelings of nausea.
These deeply held beliefs and fears may have taken root over a long period of time, often resulting from a distant memory of an unsettling experience when speaking in front of others. The subconscious mind is programmed to believe that this negative incident will reoccur in similar circumstances. During the sessions of hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will guide you through relaxation techniques and focusing exercises while your mind is more receptive to positive suggestion.* Hypnosis can help to boost your self-esteem and to discard feelings of self-doubt, leaving you more confident and with a greater appreciation of your abilities, both socially and professionally.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fear of public speaking please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
Manage Stress With the Help of Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
Stress for many can be overwhelming with an impact on everyday life both professionally and socially. At the Conway Practice in Harley Street help to manage stress and anxiety with hypnotherapy can enable you to deal with the pressures you have been experiencing.* The weight of responsibility and meeting deadlines or set targets in the workplace for example can be a daily occurrence, making it difficult to switch off and relax when the day ends.
This work-day stress is likely to have a domino affect, impacting on home life and limiting enjoyment in leisure activities. You may find it difficult to explain to friends and family why you have no energy or are impatient and short-tempered at times. When anxiety is constant this can result in a dependence on alcohol or medication in an attempt to cope with the pressure, but while the symptoms may be masked this won’t address the underlying issues. Stress overload isn’t simply emotional and commonly results in physical ailments such as high blood pressure, loss of appetite with poor digestion and difficulty in sleeping. Hypnotherapy can help you to re-programme any negative thoughts and worries that are stored deep in the subconscious, increasing confidence and self-worth*
During hypnosis, Jonathan will approach your concerns by uncovering the route cause of your stress and tension and identify why you have been finding this difficult to deal with.* It can be the result of feeling of not living up to everyone’s expectations and of being considered a failure, especially if you are the main provider. Hypnotherapy will enable you to deal with the stressors in your life differently by using techniques such as relaxation and positive visualisation.*
There is no one size fits all approach in managing stress with hypnotherapy and Jonathan assesses each person individually and their unique lifestyle. He will show you how to tap into your positive resources and bring them into your conscious mind, drawing on these whenever emotions seem overwhelming.*
For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Help to Manage Social Anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*
Experiencing social anxiety can lead to emotional isolation, finding yourself avoiding all situations where you have to communicate with others. Social media or emailing in the workplace is often used as a means to avoid face to face contact, with the option of escape simply with a click of a button. Shyness and sensitivity during childhood may have developed over the years into a difficulty with interacting in any place where someone is out of their comfort zone or feel they may be judged and rejected.
When you are anxious your adrenalin levels are raised, with a natural ‘fight or flight’ response. Having once experienced this your subconscious mind will have recorded the negative feeling, often triggering the same reaction in similar circumstances and causing you to do your best to sidestep situations where it’s believe this will be repeated. At the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway will address the root cause of your social phobia and discuss the reasons behind your anxiety and how to deal with it effectively.*
You may feel that people will see the ‘real person’ and you won’t be liked, especially when meeting someone new. When providing help for social anxiety with hypnotherapy, in order to enable self-worth and confidence to be improved, focus will also be on any feelings of insecurity which may be fuelling your fear.* Deep relaxation techniques shown by Jonathan during hypnosis can be used whenever you feel the need to escape from a social gathering or are finding it difficult to face an event which in unavoidable.* Hypnotherapy in Brighton can alleviate inappropriate negative thoughts and re-establish enjoyable social interaction where you feel comfortable and in control.*
For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425
Help to Manage Anxiety with Hypnotherapy*
We all feel anxious at times but for some, this anxious state is overwhelming and can have an extremely negative affect on everyday life. There are many different forms of anxiety with varying root causes that may be either easily recognised or in some cases remain deeply buried in the subconscious over a long period of time. Through hypnotherapy it’s possible to identify the source of the source of the anxiety and to deal with your vulnerability during stressful situations.*
During sessions in hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you to trace the origin of your anxiety and identify the triggers to your anxious state of mind.* Social anxiety is common and may be linked to an upsetting incident in the past which you fear may reoccur, extreme shyness from childhood, or simply a concern that something over which you believe you’ll have no control, could happen in the future. These anxious feelings may start well before the event, or can be experienced intensely as a panic attack with no prior warning while you are in a social gathering. You may well find yourself avoiding situations where you fear your anxiety levels will be out of control, resulting in missed opportunities and a restricted social life.
Anxiety however is by no means only limited to socialising. General anxiety can cause sleeplessness, lack of appetite and an inability to concentrate on even the simplest of tasks. This is likely to affect your ability to perform efficiently in the work place with a cumulative effect on your home and family life. Help for stress management with hypnotherapy provides a natural and medication-free way to deal with issues which are making you anxious.* Jonathan will guide you through positive imagery techniques, calming methods and relaxed breathing exercises to reduce your anxiety levels and improve your emotional well-being.*
To book a hypnotherapy session please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425