How Exam Stress Can be Helped with Hypnotherapy

exam-stressWith the start of the new academic year, it would be opportune to explain just how hypnotherapy helps with exam stress management. You may have experienced extreme anxiety previously during your studies or are recalling a failed exam and are dreading a recurrence. If you are determined to conquer these feelings once and for all, hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice provide a natural and extremely effective way of dealing with the problem.

During hypnosis, the reason for your stress will be addressed. It is rarely due to simply worrying about not knowing the answers and is often caused by irrational thinking. The anxious state may well start during the revision period and can be triggered by a concern that your fellow students appear to be doing better than you. If this is the case, the feeling of underachievement may be traced back to early childhood if you felt under pressure to perform well for your parents, or match the competency of siblings.

Without doubt, anyone facing an exam will be apprehensive to some extent about the consequences of success or failure, but for some the apprehension becomes fear. Exam stress at this level generally manifests not only in poor sleep patterns, reduced appetite, or even over-eating for comfort, but also in physical reactions such as panic attacks, headaches and nausea. This applies not only to students following an educational path, but also to those who are sitting a driving test or being evaluated in the work place. Panic is frequently triggered by taking quick, shallow breaths causing hyperventilation. While you are in a relaxed state during hypnosis, Jonathan will guide you through relaxing methods and deep breathing techniques which will calm your nervous system, naturally lowering the ‘flight and fight’ adrenalin levels. These self-hypnosis techniques can also be applied to relieve insomnia, ensuring you have a restful night’s sleep before the day of the exam.

Hypnotherapy and NLP sessions with Jonathan will enable you to create change and to perceive the exam environment in a positive way. Using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) you will be shown how to use positive language and to visualise a smooth exam experience and a positive outcome. Your self-belief will also increase, replacing the negative feelings of failure and fears that have been causing your stress. You will learn how to be your own best friend instead of your own worst enemy, ensuring you are able to approach all exams and evaluations in the future with confidence and a clear and focused mind-set.

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Make Positive Life Changes with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street

JonathanConwaysmlDo you find yourself saying “I’d like to be more…”? Perhaps this is more confident,  or content, or successful? The list of possibilities is endless. How can hypnotherapy in Harley Street help with personal development? During sessions at the Conway Practice with Jonathan Conway, you will understand how negative thought patterns and habits which may have developed over a number of years, are holding you back.

It’s common to find that having taken a particular direction, later in life it’s no longer what you want, but you may well feel stuck and unsure how to move forward. The fact is that often the path hasn’t been of self-choosing, but may have obediently followed the wishes of parents or even educators, who with probably all good intentions encouraged life choices that are not longer relevant to who you are. Parents often pressure children to live out their own ambitions, however well meant.

There is no time limit to making changes as long as you learn how to believe in yourself and your unique potential. Lack of confidence and low self-esteem is often responsible for blocking personal growth. This may have been pre-programmed in the subconscious during childhood or as a result of a failed business or relationship. Hypnosis for personal development is an extremely effective way of replacing negative thoughts and actions with a far more optimistic and positive approach, initiating change in areas of your life where you are determined to make improvements and to be more confident and productive.

While you are in a relaxed hypnotic state of mind, underlying issues that have prevented you from living a more fulfilling life will be addressed, focusing on what you would like to achieve. This could be in areas of your professional or personal life or you may simply feel that there are new horizons to explore, offering challenges and greater opportunities. Through hypnotherapy in  Harley Street , negative perceptions that have been barriers to self-achievement and success will be removed and replaced with a positive mind-set, redefining your personal worth.

Contact Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 or 0207 467 8460.

Losing Weight with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street

Hypnotherapy for weight loss.If you are trying to deal with emotional or binge eating and have found that diets have been unsuccessful, you can be helped to lose weight with hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice. You might find that you turn to food as a means of easing anxiety and stress. Coping with tension in this way often relates to the your parents’ approach to feeding you as a child, either rewarding you with food as a form of comfort or withholding it as a form of punishment. You may now subconsciously retain that negative connection.

It is an accepted fact that diets are rarely effective and at best are only a short-term solution to weight control. The brief feeling of calm during an episode of eating for comfort soon fades, generally being replaced with low esteem and regret. During hypnosis you will learn how to reduce both the internal and external pressures in your life; the issues that cause you stress and frustration. You will also understand how you can increase your self-value and care more about yourself. If you eat due to disappointment, or because others aren’t acknowledging your needs, hypnotherapy sessions in Harley Street with Jonathan Conway will help you to understand how to express your feelings more openly and honestly.

Comfort foods containing high starch, fat and sugar, trigger neurotransmitters in the brain, meaning there is a short-lived feel good factor. This is why these foods become somewhat addictive, creating a craving cycle and food becomes a ‘friend’ that is always available. Losing weight with hypnotherapy is safe and effective. During deep relaxation and visualisation you will be able to acknowledge your bad eating habits and the reason behind them. Once this point is reached your reliance on food as a refuge will diminish to the extent that it is no longer a problem and weight control will be accomplished and maintained in the long-term.

Contact Jonathan Conway today on 0207 467 8460.

Help to Stop Smoking in Stoptober with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street

quit-smokingIf you are a smoker, you are probably aware that next month is the start of Stoptober 2015. The NHS reports that if someone stops smoking for 28 days, they are five times more likely to stop for good. For some people, the challenge of a ‘social quitting’ campaign can be the motivation they need. Help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice, offers a natural and completely medication-free way of giving up for good.

Jonathan Conway will provide personalised support, uncovering the situations and feelings that trigger the need to reach for a cigarette. Without doubt, nicotine is a highly addictive substance, but linked with the addiction is the habit of smoking.
When this starts from the early teenage years it can be a way of rebelling against parental control or authority figures. It may be exciting to do something that is forbidden or only for ‘grown-ups’ and then years later and still hooked on the habit, it becomes a part of the daily routine and extremely difficult to stop smoking without help.

Many smokers will say that they use cigarettes as a prop; something to hold in their hands if they’re nervous. One of the most common triggers to lighting up occurs during a stressful situation, when anger levels rise and there is an urgent need to calm down. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street deals with the anxiety state and all the negative thoughts and emotional traumas that are buried in the sub-conscious. As long as you are genuinely committed to quitting smoking, not just because friends and family are pressuring you into giving up, you have a high chance of success.

During hypnosis, Jonathan will guide you through the relaxation and visualisation techniques, showing you how to focus on a smoke-free life. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street will help you to reinforce a positive attitude and a resistance to cigarettes while negative associations with tobacco will limit the impulse to smoke. You will understand that believing a habit recognised as being so harmful to health will make you feel good is simply a delusion. The feel-good factor only lasts as long as the cigarette. Hypnotherapy will help you to stop smoking by increasing your motivation, changing your perspective on what cigarettes mean to you and what part they play in your life. You will learn how to visualise a fitter, healthier life-style with the added bonus of less damage to your wealth!

Contact Jonathan Conway today if you want to kick the habit.

Help for Executive Stress With Hypnotherapy in Brighton

Ececutive Coaching at The Conway PracticeHave you reached a long-awaited goal in your career but are now concerned about how you will maintain a high standard of performance? Executive coaching with hypnotherapy in Brighton combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) at the Conway Practice can be of significant help. You may have focused so intently on achieving a level of seniority that you have failed to establish a healthy work/life balance. Executive stress is frequently triggered by experiencing so much pressure to cope with long working hours, meet performance levels, achieve profit targets and deal with all the daily demands of employee management.

This can all take its toll not only on the nervous system but also on your physical state of health, especially if you are deprived of sleep, have a poor diet with little exercise, or have become dependent on alcohol. During hypnotherapy and NLP sessions with Jonathan Conway, you will learn how to reduce the strain by managing your work schedule more efficiently. You will also understand how you can improve your communication skills to ensure you get the support you need from co-workers, family and friends. Asking for assistance from colleagues isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s effective delegation.

Hypnosis will also help you to recognise your stress response and how to handle it differently. There will be a negative pattern to your anxiety which can be transformed by something as simple as a few meditative moments, reducing the pace of your working day and removing the feeling of social isolation. Once your stress levels are lowered you will be less likely to take out your troubles on colleagues and family, which can be a cause of constant friction. You are likely to be unaware that you have an automatic response to stress and this may well have become a habit without you realising it. During the relaxed state of hypnosis, negative thoughts will be re-programmed, increasing your self-esteem and breaking habitual high-stress reactions. Sessions for executive stress in Brighton with Jonathan will be tailored to your individual needs and situation, ensuring you will be able to manage your own stress management programme.

We all appreciate that it can be tough at the top, but with the help of hypnotherapy and NLP it will be possible to find a much calmer emotional balance and to deal with demands in the work place without sacrificing a rewarding home life.

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Hypnotherapy in Highgate Can Help Overcome a Fear of Public Speaking

public-speakingIt may come as a surprise to know that an estimated three out of four people have a speech anxiety. If you feel that you are being held back from achieving your true potential and enjoying life to the full due to this phobia, hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice in Highgate can help with a fear of public speaking.

Hypnotherapy will enable you to speak with confidence whenever you are required to converse with others. ‘Public speaking’ covers a multitude of situations, from a one-to-one conversation to presenting to a large audience. Identifying the source of your anxiety and getting past your fear is the first stage towards building your speaking and presentation skills.

Often the root cause can be a fear of rejection, from something as simple as recalling a bad experience in the classroom or amongst peers. Perhaps in the past you feel your ideas have been criticised and you now dread a similar response. You may be afraid that you will ‘dry up’ when you start to speak and be unable to say anything at all. This is typical of ‘stage fright’ where the performer knows every word of the script but becomes frozen with fear. Glossophobia, the fear of public speaking can adversely affect so many areas of life. On a career level, job seekers experience pre-interview nerves and executives may find it difficult and inhibiting to present their proposals at board meetings or to clients. Even social events can be spoiled if the anxiety extends to meeting someone outside of the normal circle of friends and the ‘comfort zone’.

So how can hypnotherapy help for speech anxiety?  During sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice in Highgate, hypnosis and NLP will be combined. You will be shown relaxation response and positive visualisation techniques which you will be able to continue later on your own. Relaxation is opposite to the ‘fight or flight’ response and reduces the adrenalin rush triggered by fear. Self-hypnosis can be practised at any time when you find yourself in a stressful situation. The power of your own sub-conscious mind will be used to develop a more positive way of thinking, ensuring that with improved self-confidence there will be no missed opportunities or emotional distress due to a fear of speaking in public.

Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027 to find out more about how hypnotherapy in Highgate can help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

How Hypnotherapy in Brighton Can Help With Your Fear of Flying

fear-of-flying-brightonAre you missing out on holidays or business trips abroad due the dread of getting on an aeroplane? You can be free of your fear of flying through help with hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice in Brighton.  This phobia is actually very common, with an estimated one out of ten people in the UK trying to cope with the problem, although this may in fact be even higher.

The fear may not actually be linked directly to the aircraft, but is likely to be a combination of phobias including claustrophobia, a fear of enclosed spaces. You could become anxious at the thought of being ‘trapped’ with strangers without an option to leave when you choose. Of course there is often anxiety about the safety aspect of flying, but you may be more concerned over how you will react in front of others if you panic and show that you are distressed.

However much reassurance you may get from family and friends that air travel is one of the safest ways to travel and that your fear of flying is irrational, you probably find it hard to be convinced. This is due to a ‘conditioned response’.  Anxiety is often triggered by the thought of leaving home and your ‘comfort zone’. You may find for example that you also become anxious about travelling in any situation where you aren’t behind the wheel and you are relying on someone else to get you safely to your destination.

Hypnotherapy has produced excellent results in dealing with all forms of travel phobias. If you are unsure of what to expect during the sessions at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will gently take you through the experience, with the assurance that you will remain in control and lucid throughout the hypnosis, just as if you were in a daydream-like state. You will be shown how to deal with the root cause, the trigger to your fears and how to manage them in the long term. Flying will become a pleasure to look forward to, knowing you will be completely relaxed before and during the flight with no anxious feelings about the return journey.

So much can be achieved through hypnotherapy to remove the stress and anxiety of flying and other travel phobias. No one is born with a phobia or chooses to be scared and hypnosis will liberate you from your fears, leaving you free to broaden your horizons and your experience of life as a confident passenger.

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Help to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street

quit-smokingSo you want to give up smoking but you’re finding it difficult and may even believe it’s impossible. Jonathan Conway has helped many to stop smoking with hypnotherapy in Harley Street. Most importantly, you must want to quit for your own reasons, not just to please others. Giving up the habit takes a great deal of personal commitment and it should be made clear that during hypnosis, you can’t be made to do anything that deep down you really don’t want to do. You may have decided you’re ready to stop smoking due to health reasons and perhaps have even been advised to give up by medical practitioners before undergoing a surgical procedure or simply to improved your level of fitness and well-being.

If you have tried and failed in the past, you will probably have found that turning to the use of nicotine patches, e-cigarettes or by constantly chewing gum, this doesn’t solve the root cause of why you need to smoke. Props used during the withdrawal period simply replace one habit for another in the short-term, without addressing the dependency.

There are many reasons why someone becomes a smoker. Often peer pressure is a contributing factor; wanting be part of the crowd and to fit in socially. Regrettably, as with any habit that begins from a relatively young age, this can last a lifetime if you don’t know where to turn for help. You may well smoke during times of stress or anger and with the additional problem of trying to stop being stressful in itself this creates a vicious circle. You’re probably also very aware that every time you light up a cigarette, figuratively speaking your often hard-earned money is going up in smoke.

Having recognised why you have the habit, how can hypnotherapy in Harley Street help you to be free of the addiction? During the relaxed hypnotic state of mind, Jonathan will use safe and natural techniques, guiding you through a visualisation of how unpleasant smoking is and how much better you will feel once you have given up. The negative factors in your life that may be the cause of any stress will also be addressed and you will learn self-calming methods that you will be able to continue after the hypnotherapy sessions.

It doesn’t matter how long you have been addicted to smoking or how many cigarettes you smoke. Help through hypnotherapy in Harley Street will enable you to finally give up the habit once and for all.

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How Weight Loss is Possible with Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice

weight-controlIs it possible to lose weight with hypnotherapy? It has in fact, been proven to be an extremely successful method of achieving long term weight loss that is natural and safe. Hypnotherapy sessions at the Conway Practice will help you to readjust your eating habits and to have a far more positive approach towards food.

There may be various reasons why you are anxious to lose weight and the emphasis here is very much on the word ‘anxious’. Dieting can be extremely stressful, especially if you’ve tried to lose weight in the past and have failed. Feelings of anxiety about controlling the temptation to eat the wrong foods and the guilt experienced when you have over-indulged, all adds to the stress and the inner struggle of keeping to the diet.

You may feel that you are being controlled psychologically by food. Perhaps family and friends are unsupportive and insist that you are being anti-social if you don’t share their eating habits. Familial factors often play a significant part in dealing with the problem if food was treated as a means of punishment or reward during childhood. There are many factors that can influence our attitude to food and even when we eat for comfort, this is likely to have the opposite affect. Eating something that you consider to be a treat, may make you feel good in the short-term, followed by negative feelings soon after.

Hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan Conway will prompt your unconscious motivation into losing weight. You will ‘feel’ that you want to make positive changes to your eating habits, rather than simply ‘thinking’ you do. Using age progression, you will be able to visualise a future ‘you’, focusing on not only how you will look, but also how much healthier and fitter you will feel.

During hypnosis, you will be in a relaxed but lucid state, remaining in complete control throughout. Self-defeating thought patterns that have contributed to your weight management conflict will be identified and resolved. Hypnotherapy will also help you to break the link between certain situations and settings which may trigger over-indulgence or poor food choices. You will learn to use positive self-statements, enabling you to make the lifestyle changes that will ensure you will be able to manage your relationship with food without stress and achieve your weight-loss goal.

To learn more about how hypnotherapy can help you lose weight contact Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425 or use the contact form.

Help for Executive Stress with Hypnotherapy & NLP

executive-coachingHave you been recently promoted as an executive or have been at this stage of your career for some time and find the pressure is taking its toll? Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming as help for executive stress at the Conway Practice has proved to be extremely successful.

You may find that you are expected to constantly perform at a high level, working long hours and finding it difficult to ‘switch off’, causing tension within your home and personal life. Anxiety caused by demands in the workplace is common and it may be difficult to turn to colleagues for help when everyone else is looking to you for direction and leadership. If you are new to responsibility, understanding how best to communicate with others, to delegate efficiently and to share ideas and projects without appearing ineffective is paramount. You need to develop good coping skills to deal calmly and effectively with issues as they present themselves on a daily basis.

Dealing with this on your own can be daunting, but Jonathan Conway will help you to manage your executive stress and create an environment where your response to challenges will be positive and effective, leaving you feeling confident and in control. During relaxed hypnotherapy sessions your subconscious mind will be refreshed with positive thoughts, focusing on self-improvement and personal development. NLP coaching will help you to understand how to communicate assertively rather than aggressively, enabling you to get the best response and co-operation from colleagues.

Feelings of dissatisfaction and stress will be replaced with increased self-esteem and motivation. Hypnotherapy and NLP will help you to appreciate how you can make time for yourself and find space in the day to wind down and relax, using techniques that Jonathan will have shown you during your coaching sessions together. Once your mind is focused and clear of negativity, you will be able to achieve so much more both professionally and personally.

For more information about how Hypnotherapy and NLP Coaching can help you deal with executive stress please contact Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425.

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