How to Increase Confidence in Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If 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*
Are 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
How Telephone and Skype Coaching Can Achieve Results*
Are there times when you are in need of guidance in your professional or personal life, but are find difficult to fit coaching sessions into a busy schedule? Telephone and Skype coaching provides the solution to obtaining help without time or travel restraints, which might only add to the daily pressures you may already be under.
Many find it more comfortable to discuss concerns remotely, retaining a certain amount of anonymity rather than more intimate experience of face-to-face sessions. Jonathan Conway guarantees professional confidentiality, building trust and rapport leaving you free to openly seek advice on whichever area of your life requires focus and direction. Virtual coaching by telephone or Skype, enables the recipient to talk through their concerns in the comfort of their ‘safe space’, reducing anxiety and the need to adjust to unfamiliar surroundings*.
It’s never possible to predict when help will be required to navigate life back on track. A hotel room can be a very lonely place when faced with difficult decisions and challenges when colleagues or family may not be available or best placed to give unbiased advice. Time zones permitting, Skype or telephone coaching sessions have a global reach and can be pre-arranged with Jonathan from wherever you are in the world.
You may feel that you have reached a crucial cross-roads in your life and need impartial support to re-evaluate your aspirations. If executive stress is having a negative impact on your personal life or vice-versa, Jonathan will explain how your anxiety levels can be reduced and a more effective work-life balance achieved*. Increased positivity will help you to see beyond your immediate goals and achieve your true potential.
For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425
How Hypnotherapy can Help to Build Self-Esteem*
Low self-esteem is a common problem and is often formed over a number of years, causing issues in both the personal and professional life. High standards may have been set by parents or other authority figures with the result that you judge yourself unfairly against those who appear to effortlessly reach their goals and are recognised for their success.
Hypnotherapy can help you to improve your self-worth by uncovering the reasons behind your lack of confidence and why you are unnecessarily hard on yourself.* Perhaps comparisons were made between other siblings, or fellow classmates who always appeared to achieve more even if they were putting in less effort. A feeling of inadequacy is frequently found to have a negative affect on forming relationships with others and can affect career prospects, with an impact on both health and general well-being.
Having little respect for yourself often leads to social anxiety, with a fear of being judged and the focus of attention, concerned that you will say or do the wrong thing. Hypnotherapy can improve the ability to communicate more effectively, enhancing not only social situations but also professionally.*
At the Conway Practice while you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis, Jonathan will access the root cause of your low self-esteem and guide your subconscious mind towards opening up to more positive thoughts and behaviour patterns.* Once the source of your lack of confidence is understood, it will be much easier to put these misconceptions into context, begin to re-evaluate your true self-worth and bring about positive changes in your life.*
For more information and to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
How Hypnotherapy can Help you to Lose Weight Safely*
Are you trying to control your weight and are finding it difficult to achieve your goal? Hypnotherapy can help with weight loss by dealing with the reasons behind a negative relationship with food which may have formed over a considerable period of time.* During the sessions in hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will identify what part food plays in your life and why you may be finding it difficult to control your eating habits.*
Overeating, or being drawn to choose unhealthy and fattening foods if often due to seeking comfort during stressful times, with the belief that this will satisfy an emotional need. This does nothing however to address the root cause of the anxiety and is only likely to result in a feeling of guilt or regret shortly afterwards.
Emotional hunger is very different to physical hunger, which is why it can be easy to eat far more than the body needs in order to sustain itself. Continuing to eat even when the stomach is full is often traced back to family habits during childhood. Being expected to clear the plate and to not waste food, may be carried in the subconscious well into adulthood.
Low self-esteem and a negative body image is frequently linked to poor weight management, with the misconception that you don’t deserve to look good. When using hypnotherapy, Jonathan will help you to recognise that these feelings are sabotaging your attempts to reach your ideal weight and will suggest a strategy to overcome any self-destructive thoughts.* While your mind is open and relaxed it will be easier to recall the triggers to a negative eating pattern and how to react to them in a more positive way, without turning to food as a substitute for emotional support.*
Mindless eating is often due to boredom or feeling lonely, when it’s possible to consume a large quantity of snacks without being consciously aware of how much has been eaten. It’s also habit related, when your mind is pre-programmed to eat at certain times, such as watching the TV or reading a book and this hand-to-mouth action then becomes a subconscious activity. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help you lose weight safely by boosting your self-empowerment and removing the psychological barriers which have prevented you from achieving your target weight and a healthier lifestyle.*
For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425
Overcome Executive Stress with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
Who do you turn to when you’re experiencing stress at executive level? Friends and family members may not fully understand the pressure you are under, even though they may be aware of the negative affect this is having on your professional and personal life. There may be a reluctancy to open up to work colleagues with the concern of appearing inadequate and unable to meet the demands of the role.
Help for executive stress with hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice provides a confidential and supportive solution to managing your anxiety without the dependence on medication, alcohol or other potentially addictive substances.* Hypnosis induces a comfortable and relaxed state of mind, similar to a day-dream where you remain in fully control and are aware of what is going on around you.* During this two way process between yourself and Jonathan, time will be taken to determine what issues you are facing and what your concerns are, both professionally and personally.* Stress in the workplace invariably impacts on social and family life and is often fuelled by deeper feelings of low self-esteem, lack of confidence and the concern that you may let others down.
During the sessions in hypnotherapy, Jonathan will assist you in recognising any negative behavioural patterns held in your sub-conscious which have been blocking the achievement of your full potential.* Hypnosis will enable you to trace back distant memories of instances in the past when your abilities were doubted; perhaps by parents or authority figures.* Stress and a high level of anxiety causes both emotional and physical strain, impacting on general health and well-being. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice can help you to focus on your goals with increased motivation and develop new coping mechanisms for managing stressful situations in a positive way.*
For more information about how Jonathan Conway can help you call today on 0207 467 8460
Why Seek Help to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy?
Reports show that a significant number of smokers would like to quit, so why do so many find it so difficult? Without doubt, nicotine is a highly addictive substance causing a physical dependence and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms however are relatively short-lived and generally ease after two to three weeks, but there are other psychological issues to address. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking by taking a more holistic approach to quitting and the reasons behind you being hooked on the habit.*
At the Conway Practice, during hypnosis sessions Jonathan will explore the contributing factors which have caused you to start smoking and why you have found it hard to stop.* Most people will be able to recall their first cigarette even though this may have been well in the past. You may have mirrored other smokers such as family or friends, in an environment where a non-smoker would have felt out of place. Social smoking is a form of bonding and the need to establish rapport and to share in your fellow smokers habit. Hypnotherapy will enable you to address your feelings of self-worth and to accept that concerns about people thinking less of you simply because you are now a non-smoker are irrational beliefs.*
As much as overcoming nicotine addiction is breaking the hand-to-mouth habit of smoking. As with most habits, there will be specific behaviour and sensory cues to reaching for a cigarette including association with a reward after a stressful day, or in the context of pleasure following a meal or with a drink. In the process of helping you to stop smoking, hypnotherapy will allow negative learning processes to be re-programmed and replaced with coping mechanisms which will put you back in control.*
For more information about how you can stop smoking with the help of hypnotherapy call Jonathan today on 01273 540425
Managing Social Anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*
If you are someone who finds it difficult to interact socially with others, at the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome your social anxiety.* Jonathan will trace back incidents and distant memories held deeply in your sub-conscious which you may not even be aware of, allowing you to recognise where these fears originated.*
There can many reasons for a social phobia, often stemming from something apparently insignificant during the early years which the conscious mind has long forgotten. A simple reprimand from a parent or authority figure about behaving badly or when you’ve been told to be quiet, may have a lasting effect through to adulthood. When imposing a sense of discipline, children were often told not to speak unless spoken to and this can leave a negative impression when a social setting calls for you to join in the conversation.
You may well be overly anxious that by saying the wrong thing everyone will think less of you and for anyone experiencing social anxiety, making new friends especially in unfamiliar surroundings is likely to be emotionally challenging. As an example, leaving the relatively safe haven of home for University life for the first time can be a daunting experience, wondering how well you will be accepted by your fellow students and tutors. Starting a job commonly brings feelings of insecurity to the surface, knowing that initially a new entrant will be the centre of attention and evaluated.
Social anxiety is a step beyond shyness, experienced not only as emotional unease but also with physical symptoms such as palpitations, trembling and feeling nauseous. While relaxed under hypnosis, Jonathan will gently talk through your insecurities and misconceptions that have been the barrier to your enjoyment of social situations or communicating in general.* Hypnotherapy can bring a marked improvement to your self-esteem and confidence, relieving the sense of isolation and opening the door to new opportunities.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
How Hypnotherapy can Help Remove Barriers to Losing Weight*
It should be easier to lose weight during the Summer months when the inclination for heavier foods diminishes in the warmer weather and there are greater opportunities for outdoor activity. However, the same subconscious barriers to successful weight loss remain and emotional factors can play a significant part in sabotaging any attempts to control your eating habits. Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice provides help to lose weight by focusing on the reasons behind a negative relationship with food.*
Firstly, you must have the self-belief that you are capable of achieving your goal weight and not allow yourself to be deterred by any failures in the past. You may feel that you are in control of virtually every area of your life, but are unable to control your weight and are unable to understand why. During the hypnosis sessions, Jonathan will talk through your feelings of self-worth and whether you feel that you don’t deserve to look slimmer and healthier.* This can be a form of social anxiety, using your weight as an excuse not to socialise with others as you fear you will be criticised or be the centre of attention.
Sharing food with others can be a way in which you show that you care, in the same way in which your parents may have demonstrated their love when you were a child. Within your subconscious mind you could feel that by rejecting food you are being offered you are rejecting the feeder, despite being aware that this is undermining your weight-loss programme. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping to address emotional reasons behind poor food management and overeating issues. Many overindulge when feeling anxious or despondent and mindlessly eat as a form of comfort, even though this is likely to be swiftly followed by regret.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss will enable you to form a more positive relationship with food but will also give you the confidence to make lifestyle changes.* You will be aware of how your past behaviour has held you back from being the person you want to be and now have the increased motivation to get you there.*
For more information about how Hypnotherapy could help you lose weight* call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425.
Overcoming a Fear of Speaking in Public with Hypnotherapy*
What are you most afraid of when faced with speaking in front of others? A speech anxiety is an extremely common phobia and can have a variety of origins. Hypnotherapy can help with your fear of public speaking by identifying the negative beliefs that are creating your anxious state of mind, enabling you to overcome your fears using powerful relaxation and visualisation techniques.*
A fear of speaking in public may be misleading as for some, anxiety can be triggered when they are in a one-to-one situation such as an interview or a professional presentation. There is often the concern that the wrong thing will be said and they will be unable to get their point across or will fail to respond to any questions that may be asked and if much depends on communicating well, the pressure will be even greater. This fear can often be traced back to incidents in the past which have been retained deep in the sub-conscious mind. Being ridiculed by peers or chastised by teachers for being unable to answer questions in the classroom, or reproached by parents for speaking at the wrong time can all contribute to a long-term speech anxiety.
You may feel overly self-conscious that your audience will notice you are feeling nervous, which is only likely to increase your fear of failure. During sessions in hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you to unlearn this negative behaviour and to understand that no one will think any less of you if your presentation isn’t flawless.* Being anxious before giving a wedding or other celebratory speech is often due to not wanting to let yourself or anyone else down on a very special day, especially those who mean a great deal to you.
The affects of stress and anxiety can be felt as unpleasant physical symptoms, including a raised heartbeat, shallow breathing and a dry mouth. Jonathan will show you how to breath comfortably, relaxing your voice into a rhythm that will allow you to speak more clearly and calmly.* Hypnotherapy can help you to channel your nervous energy into positive energy, improving your speaking and communication skills in both your personal and professional life.* For more information please call Jonathan Conway on 01273 540425.