Quitting the smoking habit with hypnotherapy*
Whether 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 hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress*
Are 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*
If 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*
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
Keep your New Year’s resolution to stop smoking with hypnotherapy.*
If 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
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.
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