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
Manage your weight with hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
If you have not had any success with controlling your weight, you may have already found that fad or crash diets are unhealthy both physically and emotionally and are not sustainable in the long term. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice provides help for weight loss, without the need to put your body into starvation mode.*
Hypnosis has no negative impact on your health and is completely safe.*
During the first consultation Jonathan Conway will determine any limiting beliefs and enable you to regain control over any negative eating habits.* You may have developed these habits over a long period of time, carrying family influences into adulthood. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help you to manage your weight by introducing a new relationship with food, without the feelings of guilt or anxiety which may have attributed to overeating in the past.*
Recognising the subconscious prompts which trigger negative eating, can be a major step in understanding why you have found it difficult to maintain a healthy consumption of food. Emotional eating during times of stress and anxiety has nothing to do with physical hunger and is also commonly due to boredom, loneliness or the need for comfort.*
Negative self-talk and lack of confidence can result in self-sabotaging an attempt to lose weight, with the belief that you don’t deserve to improve yourself. Focusing on your weight may be a distraction to avoid dealing with overwhelming emotional issues in your life. During hypnosis, negative thoughts stored in the subconscious can be reprogrammed, introducing new coping mechanisms including relaxation and visualisation techniques.* Once you are able to recognise that any feelings of inferiority are unfounded, your thinking and attitudes can be transformed, contributing to a potentially healthier and improved quality of life.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help you to lose weight* please call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Help to quit smoking with hypnotherapy in Highgate*
The affects of stopping smoking aren’t simply physical; they are also psychological and emotional. Understanding the reasons behind the need to smoke can be the key to giving up the habit for good. At the Conway Practice in Highgate, Jonathan will help you to trace the origins of when you first became a smoker and why you have found it so difficult to stop. Hypnotherapy provides a natural way in which to overcome the addiction and to recognise the sub-conscious triggers to lighting a cigarette.*
You are no doubt well aware of the long term benefits of being a non-smoker and family or friends may remind you of this constantly in an attempt to persuade you to quit smoking. The true commitment must however come from you and as you can’t be made to do anything against you will while under hypnosis, the choice on whether to give up the habit remains within your control.* While your mind is relaxed and in a heightened state of awareness, negative thoughts can be neutralised and replaced with positive messages.*
Using hypnotherapy to bring about change, is beyond finding a method to give up smoking. By focusing on the habit rather than the nicotine dependence, Jonathan will guide you through a quit-smoking journey, enabling you to understand how changing your routine and avoiding the automatic prompts can diffuse the cravings.* Smoking may have become an instinctive habit as a form of social bonding with friends and colleagues and serve as a boost your self-confidence.
A cigarette can also be used as an antidote to dealing with stress and frustration, but although this may be briefly calming it doesn’t relieve the reasons for the anxiety.
With hypnotherapy, relaxation methods can be introduced, together with effective and healthy ways in which to manage stressful situations and control negative behaviour.* With a change of mindset, achieving your goal to stop smoking can be attainable.*
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.
Help to reduce executive stress with hypnotherapy in Harley Street*
Friends and family may believe that the solution to managing executive stress is to take a holiday. For many however who are struggling to overcome work related anxiety, downtime may actually increase stress levels when deadlines and staff performance are no longer in their control. If you find yourself in this situation, being able to fully switch off from work issues and relax can become a challenge, adding only more pressure when holiday companions resent the fact that your mind is elsewhere. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice can help to relieve executive stress by introducing new coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques.*
During hypnosis you will be guided to focus on yourself and your own well-being.* You may have set unrealistic targets in an attempt to prove that you are worthy of the role you’ve undertaken. Social and financial pressures frequently have a negative affect on performance, with the fear that others are reliant on your achievements. Living up to the expectations of those who are dependant on you can be extremely stressful. Although there maybe an outward appearance of confidence, if there is an inner lack of self-belief it can be difficult to admit that you need support from colleagues and family members.
With executive coaching, improved communication techniques and more efficient time management skills, potentially harmful stressors can be reduced and then eliminated. Hypnotherapy is a completely safe and natural way in which to manage anxiety which has become counter-productive and is undermining your natural abilities.* Jonathan will help you to regain a sense of control and motivation, establishing a far more healthy work-home life balance.*
Relief for exam stress with hypnotherapy in Brighton*
Most of us would no doubt agree than exams can be challenging, but for some this can trigger anxiety resulting in any test situation being extremely difficult to cope with. Relief for exam stress with hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help you to recognise your stress response and ultimately to introduce new coping mechanisms to deal with the problem.*
For anyone with an upbringing within a high achieving family where they are compared to siblings or feel under pressure to fulfil the parent’s expectations, the weight of responsibility to succeed may be overwhelming. It’s important to keep in perspective that doing well in an exam, doesn’t define you as a person.
During the first consultation with Jonathan, your deeper fears of failure will be addressed and while your non-conscious mind is calm and receptive under hypnosis, new coping strategies and techniques can be introduced.*
The stress response may be triggered by an exaggerated fear that any past failure will be automatically repeated. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in re-programming any negative thoughts which have been stored in the subconscious, reducing anxiety and improving memory recall.*
Performance anxiety isn’t limited to exams during the school or university years and can have a negative influence in any environment where you are being tested for ability and these may be difficult to avoid. The driving test and employment interviews are prime examples where anxiety can increase to an unbearable level. With hypnotherapy, Jonathan will help you to develop positive beliefs to counteract the misconception that an exam is a threatening event.* Learning how to access a more relaxed and focused state of mind, will increase confidence and self-worth enabling you to achieve your full potential.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027
Overcome social anxiety with hypnotherapy in Highgate*
Social anxiety is by no means limited to what is considered to be socialising situations and can be a combination of phobias, which generally present common symptoms. Any interaction with others can be overwhelming and often results in the attempt to avoid any circumstances out of the personal comfort zone. Help for social anxiety with hypnotherapy in Highgate at the Conway Practice, provides a safe and medication-free solution to overcoming this self-limiting phobia.*
What can you expect during a consultation with Jonathan Conway? Firstly, you will talk through your concerns together and how this anxious state of mind is negatively affecting your life. You may be consciously unaware of where your social anxiety stems from as past events or conditioning are often buried deeply in the sub-conscious.
During hypnosis these thoughts can be more easily accessed and brought to the surface where they can be acknowledged.* Once the anxiety triggers are recognised, social stressors can be replaced with positive coping mechanisms.*
How may a social phobia impact on your life? Although shyness to some extent may limit communication skills, it doesn’t compare to the intense feeling of fear when faced with interacting with others, or when eating, drinking or speaking in public. These are situations where you may be anxious about being judged or criticised and worried you will say or do the wrong thing. Avoiding an event due to stressing about what may happen, only increases the anxiety level and commonly results in missed opportunities and in forming meaningful relationships.
Hypnotherapy in Highgate can be beneficial by introducing new thought processes and pathways while your mind is open to positive suggestion.* Jonathan will guide you through focused breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques which can be applied whenever stressful situations arise.* A social phobia is closely connected with your feelings of confidence and self-worth. Hypnosis can change any negative self-perception and restore emotional health, replacing limiting beliefs with a new outlook on life and the ability to approach challenges calmly and confidently.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027.