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
How hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help to reduce exam stress*
Feeling nervous before any testing situation is normal, but if anxiety becomes out of control and adversely affects performance, hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help to reduce the level of stress and increase concentration.* Managing exam stress not only applies to academic evaluations, but is also relevant when preparing for a driving test or an interview when under pressure to achieve a positive result.
At the Conway Practice before using hypnosis, Jonathan will assess your level of anxiety and why you fear failure.* This may be due to undue demands for high standards of achievement from parents or tutors. Within the family comparisons to siblings can trigger feelings of inferiority, believing you will be unable to live up to expectations.
If you have under-achieved during a test in the past, negative thought patterns stored deeply in the sub-conscious are likely to result in the misconception that failure will continue in all similar situations in the future. During hypnosis while the mind is relaxed and more open to positive suggestions, changing how past experiences have been interpreted.* If impressions left by others that you will not be able to succeed, hypnotherapy in Harley Street will help you to recognise that these are the thoughts of others and are not your own or reality.*
Stress can affect your well-being, causing sleepless nights, poor appetite and physical reactions such as increased heart rate, nausea, panic attacks and palpitations. Hypnotherapy can enable you to challenge the destructive thoughts that have contributed to your lack of self-belief.* Anxiety when faced with an exam can be due to being overly concerned that others will think less of you if you fail.
Hypnotherapy in Harley Street is a safe and effective way in which to manage your stress levels and improve self confidence.* Calming methods and coping mechanisms can be used to approach an exam or an interview with a positive attitude, focusing on your ability to succeed, even while under pressure. When the mind is at ease, memory recall is enhanced and negative thoughts eliminated, changing your perception and putting you back in control.
If you would like to find out more or to book an appointment please call Jonathan on 07956 855027
Stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
How can hypnotherapy in Harley Street help you to stop smoking?* If you are a long-term smoker, you may well have found that quitting is extremely challenging, both mentally and physically. Overcoming the nicotine dependence is only part of the problem and is often relatively short lived in comparison with the hand to mouth habit. Hypnotherapy deals with the deeper issues regarding the subconscious prompts which trigger the need to light a cigarette.*
During sessions in hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Harley Street, Jonathan Conway will help you to recognise the reasons behind your need to smoke and to trace the origins of your habit.* Nicotine can quickly become highly addictive, with cravings affecting the brain’s dopamine pathways and although a smoker can begin to use cigarettes as a stress relieving solution, smoking actually increases tension and anxiety giving only brief relief.
If you first began to smoke in order to mirror your peers during the teenage years, you may continue with the habit as a form of social bonding. Exchanging cigarettes is ritualised behaviour as a form of sharing and communication and can replace the need for conversation when lacking social skills and self-confidence.
Hypnotherapy can assist in re-programming any misconception of your self-worth which may have developed over a number of years, replacing negative beliefs with new coping mechanisms.*
You will have become conditioned to situations where you are unable to smoke, such as on a flight or when in a public place. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street will enable you to identify the times where you are at your most vulnerable to reaching for a cigarette and adjust your routine accordingly.* Lifestyle changes will allow you to disassociate smoking with certain activities and times during the day. A healthier regime can be introduced to manage your stress and any negative mood changes and with the help of hypnotherapy your resolve to quit smoking can be strengthened and maintained.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Control weight with hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
If you have been trying to lose weight without success, can you relate to the following scenario? You decide to manage your eating regime by only buying healthy foods; vegetables, fruit and salads, only to leave them uneaten while you continue to eat food which has contributed to your weight gain. If you associate eating with comfort, boredom or stress, hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help with your weight loss by enabling you to re-programme any negative association which may be weakening your resolve.*
During hypnosis, Jonathan will encourage you to recognise the issues behind your relationship with food.* These may well have developed over a considerable period of time and can often be traced back to early eating habits, resulting in certain foods representing comfort later into adulthood. This non-conscious attachment can be used as form of emotional comfort to alleviate loneliness and a lack of social interaction, low self-esteem and anxiety.
Distance memories stored in the subconscious mind can be a nostalgic recall of when food was given as a reward or a pacifier. However, the common habit of not wasting food and having to clear your plate even when you are no longer hungry can continue to be an automatic response, resulting in a pattern of overeating and the subsequent weight gain. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street will address the difference between emotional and physical hunger, helping you to identify the sensory cues which are responsible for any negative eating habits.*
Once these subconscious triggers are identified, routines with food association can be changed, such mindless eating while watching TV where there is no awareness of how much is being consumed. Hypnotherapy for weight loss can help you to adopt a more positive relationship with food, by establishing the root cause of any anxiety or negative emotions, introducing new coping mechanisms which will result in a healthy eating regime.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
How hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help with public speaking*
A fear of public speaking is believed to one of the most common phobias. At the Conway Practice in Harley Street, the reason behind the anxiety can be identified with the help of hypnotherapy.* While you are in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, Jonathan will discuss any negative thinking and why you may be focusing more on failure than achievement.*
These negative thoughts may have become an automatic response to a challenging situation, speaking in front of an audience perhaps where you are putting yourself under the spotlight and afraid of being judged. An audience by no means has to be a large group of people, as speech anxiety can be experienced when faced with talking to anyone where you feel out of your comfort zone. Social gatherings may be stressful if you are worried that you’ll say the wrong thing, making it difficult to interact comfortably with others.
Jonathan Conway will help you to re-trace your past experiences to find the key to your fears. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street enables the memories stored within the subconscious to be reconstructed, recreating past events which may have been long forgotten on a conscious level.* A fear of speaking in public may well be due to a seemingly insignificant incident which has left a profound and lasting affect on your confidence and self-esteem. You may have felt under scrutiny in the classroom and dreaded being asked to read aloud or to present your course work in front of your classmates, or stumbled over your words in an important interview.
A speech anxiety is beyond simply being shy and is often debilitating, with physical symptoms such as panic attacks, nausea and an increased heart rate as a result of the raised adrenalin and the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ mode. Relaxed breathing strategies and calming methods can greatly reduce stress levels, ensuring you are calm and comfortable before you start to speak.* Negative self-talk can be replaced with positive thinking exercises, giving you the confidence to face situations where your voice needs to be heard, without fear.*
For more information about the hypnotherapy services available in Harley Street call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Help to manage anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
Contrary to common opinion, not all stress is bad for us and positive stress with the raised level of adrenalin can be energising and motivating and is what drives us to succeed when challenged and to accomplish goals. However, when negative stress takes us outside of our coping abilities, performance levels decrease and anxiety affects both physical and emotional well-being. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help to cope with stressful situations by addressing the negative stressors, enabling you to build on the available positive resources*
During hypnotherapy sessions in Harley Street at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will determine whether your stress is due to external pressures, such as excessive demands at work, conflicts with colleagues or job insecurity and financial worries.* Distress caused by external circumstances can be managed with a combination of life coaching, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis.* Any negative self-talk or counter-productive behaviour which has limited performance will be addressed and communication skills improved.*
Stressors can also be linked to internal unresolved issues resulting in life-restricting phobias, habitual behaviour and an unhealthy anxiety level. Although phobias are irrational fear reactions, they can nonetheless have a severe impact on daily life. This is especially so when the object or situation can’t be easily avoided. A travel phobia for example may not only limit air travel, but can also affect the ability to commute to the workplace, attend business meetings or visit family.
Social anxiety can put a strain on relationships with the avoidance of all social interaction, resulting in isolation. Relaxation methods introduced during hypnosis will help you deal with the way in which you approach stressful situations.* Your perception of stress which may well have developed over a considerable period of time, can be changed to a positive perspective. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street provides both support and recovery, transforming bad stress responses into adaptive and positive ones.*
For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027