Weight Management is Possible With the Help of Hypnotherapy*

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossHave you tried to change your eating habits and not succeeded? Hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight not only for a better body image and but also to improve your health and fitness.* At the Conway Practice, Jonathan Conway will address your relationship with food and identify the triggers to a pattern of overeating or being compelled to eat unhealthy, weight-gaining foods.*

It’s important to recognise when and why the negative relationship with food first began. Is there for instance a compulsion to consume certain foods when you are stressed or anxious which remind you of your formative years when these were associated with comfort or reward? Poor eating habits later in life may well have been a result of enforced rules, such as finishing everything on your plate before being praised with a treat. This then becomes normal behaviour, leading to a pattern of overeating even when there’s no physical hunger. These ingrained habits can be difficult to overcome until they are consciously recognised as a main contributor to sabotaging any attempt at weight control.

Hypnotherapy can help with weight loss by changing your perception of food.*

During hypnosis while you are in a deeply relaxed state of mind, Jonathan will use positive suggestion to resolve any cycle of negative association with your dietary habits.* Once the negative perspective has changed, emotional triggers to overeating can be easily controlled and overcome, without constantly living life on a roller-coaster of unsustainable dieting followed by a rapid return to craving unhealthy weight-gaining foods.

Identifying the root cause of a dysfunctional relationship with food through hypnotherapy will enable you to focus less on eating and more on visualising how you will feel once you have achieved and maintained a healthier lifestyle.* Issues such as stress management or low self-esteem can be resolved during sessions in hypnosis with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, leaving you empowered to reach your goal and not look back.*

For more information about how hypnotherapy can help you to lose weight* please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425

How Telephone and Skype Coaching Can be of Benefit*

Have you reached a crucial crossroads in your life and need guidance to see a clear way forward? Telephone and Skype coaching provides impartial advice on how to make the right decisions, both in your professional and personal life. You may for instance find that you have lost sight of your goals and what you hope to achieve, especially if you’ve been unable to overcome obstacles that have been obstructing your progress.

It’s often difficult during the fast and demanding pace of life to allocate time for coaching sessions. Coaching over the telephone or via Skype not only eliminates travelling and time constraints, but can also be available when you are away from your home ground, time zones permitting. Jonathan Conway is also aware that some may feel more at ease in opening up at a distance rather than during face-to-face coaching.

So what exactly can be expected from coaching sessions?  Jonathan will listen to your concerns and help you to regain a positive focus on the area of your life where you feel you are not reaching your true potential. This may for instance be due to a lack of self-worth or the inability to communicate effectively with others in order to gain their support and co-operation. Ways of establishing a healthy work-life balance will be explored, ensuring your time is spent more effectively with less stress and greater productivity.

During the coaching sessions by Skype or telephone, Jonathan will also discuss relaxations techniques which will help you to manage challenging situations both professional and personal, calmly and confidently. This talking therapy can be extremely empowering, providing a broader perspective on your life and put the positive strategies in place to get you back firmly on the right track.

For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425.

Support to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*

hypnosis to stop smokingAs the month’s Stoptober campaign comes to a close for another year, have you taken part but haven’t succeeded as well as you had hoped? If you are still determined to quit smoking once and for all, hypnotherapy can enable you to give up the habit without the need for nicotine replacement products or medication.*

During hypnotherapy sessions at the Conway Practice in Brighton, Jonathan will talk through what first prompted you to start smoking and why you find it difficult to stop.* If this a habit formed over many years this is likely to be more challenging to break than the chemical addiction to nicotine. Once the reason for smoking has been identified, a positive behavioural programme with hypnotherapy can help to remove the sub-conscious barriers to quitting.*

Firstly, the determination to stop smoking must come from within you and not simply due the pressure from family or friends. No one can be made to do something while under hypnosis that they aren’t really committed to. So what are the triggers to lighting a cigarette? There are many possibilities of which you may not even be consciously aware of. Hypnotherapy will uncover the underlying issues, such as stress and anxiety, loneliness and boredom, social integration or as a work-break reward.* The hand to mouth habit of handling a cigarette is an associative learning method and is often a response to a lack of confidence in social situations and a need for comfort to reduce anxiety. Mirroring fellow smokers as a form of social bonding can often be traced back to the desire to be accepted by peers during the teenage years and carried through to adulthood.

While you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis, Jonathan will help you unravel any complex issues stored in your subconscious mind which relate to your dependency.* There is considered to be a direct link between the use of tobacco and low self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can improve your self-belief and raise your expectations for future achievements. Relaxation techniques will enable you to reduce your stress levels naturally and through positive visualisation and finally begin to see yourself as a non-smoker.*

Managing Executive Stress With the Help of Hypnotherapy*

What do you find causes you the most anxiety in your professional life? Is it the weight of responsibility, the pressure of meeting deadlines and set targets, or a concern that you will fail to live up to the expectations demanded in your position? There could in fact be a combination of all of these, resulting in a constant feeling that you will let yourself and others down. Hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress by enabling you to recognise where you most feel under threat and to learn new coping mechanisms to resolve the issues which are triggering negative thoughts and a lack of self-confidence.*

Anxiety isn’t likely to be triggered on arriving at the work-place or to diminish when you close the office door at the end of the day. You may well experience sleepless nights and stress while commuting on a train packed with fellow passengers, or navigating your way through rush-hour travel. This leads to a build up of negative energy even before the working day has begun. Unlike the use of medication, alcohol or other potentially addictive substances used to numb the senses, hypnotherapy will identify the root cause of your anxious and unproductive state of mind.*

Feeling consistently stressed is likely to affect all areas of your life, especially if there is no one you can turn to for help. You may avoid sharing your concerns with colleagues for fear of appearing incompetent and family or friends may not fully understand the pressure you are under on a daily basis. During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, your ability to manage change and challenging situations will be addressed.* Strategies to cope with high demands, including relaxation techniques and positive visualisation, will enable you to gain a new perspective on how to deal with workplace stressors.

Hypnotherapy provides a completely safe and natural approach to dealing with work related conflict and stress sensitivity.* This can be applied to achieve a positive work-life balance, improving cognitive defences, communication and decision-making skills.*   

Call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425 for more information.


How Weight Loss can be Achieved with Hypnotherapy*

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossFor many, losing weight is a tough challenge and may seem to be a losing battle. It’s unrealistic to rely on fad or crash diets having any lasting success as strict regimes are extremely difficult to maintain in the long-term and generally result in yo-yo dieting and a constant fluctuation in weight. Hypnotherapy can help with weight loss by enabling you to recognise the reason for your overeating or being attracted to unhealthy, weight-gaining foods.*

There are likely to be triggers to your eating habits which you are not consciously aware of. The deeply relaxed state of hypnosis opens the mind to positive suggestion and allows memories stored in the subconscious to surface.* Jonathan Conway will explore your relationship with food and what it means to you on an emotional level. Was food given as a reward during childhood, or restricted as a punishment for bad behaviour? Compulsive eating is false hunger and commonly a need for comfort and way of handling stress and a food craving may be a coping strategy for anxiety or low self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can be extremely effective in assisting with behavioural change, helping to eliminate triggers and establishing a healthy relationship with food, where you are in control.*

Wanting to lose weight could be more than simply wanting to look trimmer. If you are advised for medical reasons to follow a healthier diet and are given a timeline to achieve your objective, under pressure to succeed stress levels may increase.  During hypnosis sessions Jonathan will use positive suggestion to raise your feeling of self-worth and motivation, enabling you to release any tension and anxiety.* Hypnotherapy can help you to establish a sustainable healthier lifestyle and a new relationship with food.*

For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

Increase your self-esteem with hypnotherapy*

If you have a poor opinion of yourself, you may not be aware of how this can have a negative affect on your daily life. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy can help to increase your self-esteem by identifying the underlying reasons for your lack of confidence.*

If your parents or siblings were high-achievers you may find yourself constantly comparing yourself unfavourably and feel it impossible to meet the same high standards. In accepting that as an individual you have your own unique capabilities, you will be able to appreciate your true potential. It’s common for anyone who doesn’t value themselves, to be too self-critical and inflexible, focusing more on failure than on achieving their goal. During sessions using hypnosis, Jonathan will help you to recognise the root cause of your negative perception of your self-worth.*

This low self-esteem may inhibit not only progression professionally, but also have an impact on your personal life if you feel that others are judging you, resulting in a sense of vulnerability and an avoidance of social interaction. False negative perspective can be re-programmed with hypnotherapy, enabling you to accept that these misconceptions are the result of early conditioning and experiences that have no relevance to your true worth.*

Self-confidence starts with appreciating who we are and a belief in how much we can achieve. Hypnosis enables the unconscious mind to release the limiting thoughts that have been a hindrance in many areas of your life.* Hypnotherapy can help you to improve motivation and become far more confident by enabling you to build on the inner resources you may have been unaware of possessing.*

For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

Help to stop smoking in Stoptober with hypnotherapy*

hypnosis to stop smokingAs we enter the month of Stoptober, this may well be an excellent time to take up the challenge and stop smoking for good. With this 28 day period as an incentive, hypnotherapy can help you to quit the habit by increasing your motivation and providing the support needed to achieve your goal to become a non-smoker*

Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice focuses on the psychological dependence, enabling you to recognise this is more than simply a physical addiction to nicotine. During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan, he will discuss earlier circumstances in your life when you were drawn to trying your first cigarette and how the habit then developed.* Your conscious mind may have filtered out these memories, but when you are in a deeply relaxed hypnotic state you will be more open to recall any past experiences which have long been repressed.*

Perhaps you grew up in a family environment where smoking was habitual and this is likely to have been a significant influence in smoking cigarettes during adolescence. Peer pressure may also play a part when experimenting together becomes a form of rebellion against authority figures and helps to bond with the group. Sharing even a bad habit, often continues into adulthood and becomes a lifestyle without any conscious awareness of the reason for it.

Jonathan will help to you overcome the habit of smoking, which can be more difficult to break than the nicotine dependence.* Once the sub-conscious triggers are identified, it will become easier to recognise specific times and situations where you automatically feel the need to light a cigarette. This may be when you are angry or anxious and want to calm down, or during social gatherings with the re-association of sharing and wanting to be accepted. In being provided with help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy, you will understand how to develop positive coping-mechanisms to deal with stress and any lack of self-esteem, enabling you to focus on a healthier and smoke-free future.*

For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

Help to Overcome a Phobia with Hypnotherapy*

Any form of phobia can be distressing, especially if this is affecting your life on a regular basis. Phobias take many forms and include a fear of flying, certain insects or animals, social situations, doctors, dentists and the sight of needles. The list is extensive and there is unlikely to be a rational explanation. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice however, can help you to overcome your phobia, whichever form it takes by identifying the specific triggers which are the root cause of your fear.

Phobias can generally be traced back to an incident or influence often as far back as early childhood. Perhaps a parent or sibling experienced the same fear which has been inherited without any conscious awareness, resulting in stress and anxiety. Overcoming this without being able to recognise the root cause can be overwhelming and have a negative impact on the enjoyment of daily life, even more so if you are exposed to unavoidable anxiety-provoking situations.

During hypnosis to help you overcome a phobia , Jonathan will take you back to the origins of your first phobic reaction which has been recorded deeply within your subconscious mind.* You will learn how to manage your fear and reduce the negative physical reactions such as a feeling of panic and nausea or an increased heart rate which occur even at the thought of being faced with the source of your phobia.* Changes can be made at a conscious level, re-coding the negative messages which have automatically triggered the panic response.*

Hypnotherapy sessions with Jonathan will enable you to develop coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques to ease the particular phobic stimulus which has been causing the anxiety.* Instead of doing everything possible to avoid being confronted with a phobic environment, hypnotherapy can be very effective in re-programming your mind, enabling you to face your fear and bring about positive change.*

For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425.

How to Increase Confidence in Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*

Hypnotherapy help you overcome your fear of public speakingIf the thought of giving a speech or a presentation fills you with dread, you will probably be well aware of the terms ‘words drying up’ and ‘tongue-tied’. These are physical reactions to an emotional source and can cause distress and extreme discomfort. A fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias and often has complex origins which need to be identified. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help to uncover the reason for your fear which may be buried deep within your subconscious.* While the mind is more open and relaxed during hypnosis, it becomes easier to recognise and freely express the feelings which trigger a negative reaction.*

It might be surprising that the fear may not be directly related to speaking in public, but more closely connected to a form of social anxiety and being afraid of facing a group of people. Most people who become anxious at the thought of being the centre of attention do so whether they are required to speak or not, but speaking in front of others is likely to greatly increase the feeling of vulnerability.

This phobia can be extremely self-limiting, affecting not only social interaction and personal relationships, but also restricting career prospects. The root of these fears may trace back to a specific incident or general environment in the past where you were made to feel inadequate within your peers or in comparison to your siblings.

The fear of being judged by others can feel like a threat that you must escape from and avoid at all costs, experiencing an overwhelming ‘flight or fight’ adrenalin surge. During the hypnotherapy sessions, Jonathan will help you to increase your self-confidence and create a positive mind-set in handling stress.* You will appreciate how you can change your relationship to fear, with improved self-belief and mental focus, enabling you to visualise success instead of failure.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425.

How hypnosis can help with a stop smoking programme*

hypnosis to stop smokingAre you a smoker who has reached the point where you are totally committed to becoming free of the habit? Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help to you to stop smoking if the choice is yours and not simply due to pressure from others.*  No one can be forced to do anything against their will during hypnosis and although hypnotherapy can be very effective in creating positive change, the desire for change must come from within.*

So if you have made the decision to quit, what are the challenges? The habit of smoking is as addictive psychologically as the physical affect of the nicotine. For long-term smokers this habit will have become part of their daily life, with subconscious triggers associated with lighting a cigarette. While under hypnosis and deeply relaxed, Jonathan will help you to recognise these specific points in the day when activities or emotional responses prompt you to crave the need to smoke.* You may not be consciously aware of these as they will have become an integral part of your behaviour patterns, as with any habitual actions which are automatic.

It’s also easy to blame others for not being able to quit smoking. You can convince yourself that when family, friends or work colleagues cause you stress it’s their fault you are smoking in order to reduce your anxiety levels. Social pressure is often used as an excuse for continuing with the habit, convincing yourself that this is all part of sharing a common bond. If you truly want to become a non-smoker, hypnotherapy will enable you to take control in re-conditioning your mind-set and accept that realistically, the choice for change is yours alone.

During sessions in hypnosis with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, you will also understand how to manage stress and anxiety without the need for addictive substances.* Positivity and increased self-worth can help you achieve a healthier lifestyle as a non-smoker who is no longer dependent physically or emotionally on nicotine.

For more information and to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

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