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.
Help with hypnotherapy in Brighton to overcome a fear of public speaking*
You may have the assumption that a fear of public speaking is only relevant when faced with a large audience. In fact for anyone with this speech phobia it can be triggered whenever they are required to speak in front of others in a situation where they feel out of their comfort zone. Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help to manage this fear by identifying the origin of the phobia.*
If you are experiencing extreme anxiety which is self-limiting, during hypnosis Jonathan Conway will help you to address the reasons why you are finding public speaking both emotionally and physiologically challenging.* While your conscious mind is relaxed and more receptive to positive resolution you may well be able to recall the first incident when you were speaking and became overwhelmed with negative thoughts. This may have been something relatively insignificant, such as coughing or stumbling briefly over your words. The subconscious mind then records this memory, triggering the feeling that this will occur again.
Frequently the speech anxiety is due to a fear of being judged on what you have to say and how you are presenting this. A lack of self-belief can be the result of criticism in the classroom, or of being compared with more confident siblings. Unless dealt with, opportunities and promotion in your professional life may be inhibited, if interviews and putting forward ideas and proposals become something you either do your best to avoid or endure the best you can.
So what are you most afraid of? Are you overly concerned that so much depends on your delivery being understood and approved, or that you will ruin a celebratory occasion if your speech doesn’t go to plan. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help you to visualise yourself as relaxed and confident, focusing on what you have to say instead of what your audience are thinking.* Controlled breathing exercises will assist in lowering an increased heart beat and reducing physical tension.
Contrary to belief, anyone listening to you is unlikely to be aware of your fear. ‘Stage fright’ for example is common within the performing arts, but the audience may well be completely oblivious to your distress. By introducing new coping-mechanisms you will appreciate how negative self-statements can be replaced with pro-active and positive beliefs. Public speaking in whatever form, will then become non-threatening with a new perspective and the ability to greatly improve your communication skills without a fear of failure.* For more information or to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
Help to manage executive stress with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
While many of us are looking forward to taking a holiday break, for anyone experiencing constant pressure in the workplace, switching off and trying to relax can trigger even more anxiety with a fear of no longer being in control. This executive stress can be managed with the help of hypnotherapy and NLP at the Conway Practice in Brighton.*
Stress derived from work frequently affects the lifestyle both inside the office environment and in your personal life. The inability to leave work issues behind and join in with leisure activities can cause friction with friends and family who feel they are of a lesser priority than your professional responsibilities. Lack of healthy communication is often responsible for feelings of resentment but with a combination of hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming (NLP), by building on your natural resources, more open conversational skills can be developed, gaining increased support and understanding from others.*
During executive coaching sessions, Jonathan will help you to recognise your greatest fear which is the source of your stress. You may be concerned that you will lose your position and let others down who are relying on you. Stress is a signal that something isn’t right in your life and with hypnotherapy and NLP, the problem can be identified and dealt with.* A reluctance to ask for help from colleagues, family or friends can be due to a lack of confidence and low self-worth, believing they will think less of you if you appear vulnerable. In an attempt to impress, you may have set yourself unrealistic high standards which weigh heavily with responsibility.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice will help you to manage your executive stress effectively with relaxation methods and positive visualisation techniques, enabling you to re-establish a healthy work-life balance.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.
How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with weight loss*
How would you describe your relationship with food? If you have been trying to lose weight, the first step is to recognise any detrimental behaviour which may be sabotaging any attempts to control your eating habits. Hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with your weight loss by identifying the subconscious triggers which lead to disordered eating.*
As with any relationship which has an imbalance, there are commonly feelings of guilt, stress, an anxious state of mind and low self-worth. Food can be used as a consolation when your coping mechanisms fail to deal with your stressors and comfort eating is a good example of this. Certain foods are likely to remind you of your early years, when you were pacified or rewarded with treats which you now associate with the ‘feel good factor’. During hypnosis in Brighton & Hove, Jonathan will help you to focus on the influences and negative beliefs which have been stored in the non-conscious mind and have led to your inability to achieve your weight loss goal.*
Emotional or mindless eating occurs when you find yourself compelled to eat for non-hunger related reasons. The craving is generally for high calorie, unhealthy food which may briefly enhance the mood but is then followed swiftly with feelings of regret and self-blame. Jonathan will talk to about how you use food to cope with negative emotions such as stress and anger.* Deeply rooted beliefs such as having to finish everything on your plate can be re-addressed, enabling you to listen to your internal cues and to stop eating as soon as you feel full.
Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help you to lose weight by overcoming the psychological hurdles which have prevented you from succeeding with your weight loss efforts in the past.* Visualisation and relaxation techniques can be introduced to cope with anxiety and stress, allowing you to re-build a positive relationship with food where you are in control.* For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Quit smoking with the help of hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you want to stop smoking but are finding it a challenge, you may have tried various methods without success. Hypnotherapy in Brighton for smoking cessation provides support with a natural and completely safe solution to break the habit, without the need for medication or nicotine replacements.*
Hypnosis awakens the subconscious while you are deeply relaxed and more open to positive suggestion. The feeling is similar to a daydream, when you are in control but your mind is in an altered state of consciousness. You may be able to relate this to driving a car, where you are unaware of the journey but have automatically reacted to all the required actions and subconsciously read all the traffic signs. During hypnotherapy sessions at the Conway Practice in Brighton & Hove, Jonathan will help you to change your behavioural patterns and any negative thinking.*
Your reasons for smoking will be assessed, introducing new coping mechanisms to help you resolve your dependence on cigarettes. The habit might have it’s origins in peer pressure during the teenage years, but the long-term addiction can be due to other influences such as anxiety, boredom or depression. Smoking is often seen as a way to reduce stress levels, even though the relief may be brief and actually increases tension with symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.
The affects of nicotine dependence are relatively short-lived compared with the actual hand-to-mouth habit. You may feel that you use a cigarette as a prop when socialising, or when you are in the company of other smokers and want to fit in. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can enable you to look at your problems from a different perspective and help you to manage your stress by introducing relaxation techniques which can be applied whenever you feel under pressure and unable to cope.*
Not only will your addiction to smoking be addressed, Jonathan will also discuss why you now want to stop. This may be due to health concerns or the amount of money which is symbolically going up in smoke. Pressure from friends or family won’t be sufficient to break the habit; the determination to quit must come from you alone. No one can make you become a non-smoker, if you’re not completely committed to stopping. Neither can you be made to do anything against your will while you are under hypnosis.
If you are ready to stop smoking, hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to achieve your objective.* Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.
Help to overcome a phobia with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you have a particular phobia you may do everything you can to avoid being in an environment where you are concerned this may arise. Although avoidance may be possible if your fear is the result of being confronted by a particular object or animal, other phobic situations may not be so easy to evade. When your phobic reaction disrupts your enjoyment of every day life and causes distress, it’s time to seek therapeutic help with self-help strategies to deal with the problem. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice in Brighton provides support to conquer irrational fears and to recognise the source of the phobia.*
While the mind is relaxed during hypnosis it is more open to positive suggestion while still remaining in complete control. The experience is often likened to a day-dream where you are aware of your surroundings, while in this state of altered consciousness your mind is able to find relief from any anxious or negative thoughts.*
As with there being many different phobias, there are also innumerable reasons for the phobic reaction and by identifying the origin during hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway, you will begin to feel more confident and in control.* The fight or flight response experienced when fear is triggered is a physical response to a situation which is considered dangerous or threatening. Depending on your particular phobia, this could include speech anxiety with a fear of public speaking; finding social situations unbearably stressful; a travel phobia; a fear of heights or confined spaces. Although these fears may be irrational, they are none the less self-limiting and overwhelming.
Jonathan will guide you in tracing the source of your phobia, which may well have remained buried deeply in your subconscious for a number of years, perhaps as far back as childhood or adolescence. Early conditioning by parents or other environmental influences can result in a phobic reaction being passed on without any conscious awareness. Sessions in hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice in Brighton enable a re-coding of the information, ensuring the automatic responses are no longer triggered in the same way.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.