How self-esteem can be improved with hypnotherapy in Brighton*

Hypnotherapy in BrightonLack of confidence and self-worth can have a negative impact on your life, especially if this triggers social anxiety. With hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice, self-worth can be greatly improved by addressing any misconceptions that are embedded in the subconscious mind.*

If your inner voice is overly critical your ability to perform well professionally or to  communicate socially is likely to be restricted, with the belief that you will be perceived by others as inferior. This may cause you to believe that you lack the ability to progress in your career, or to avoid social situations where you feel out of your comfort zone. Hypnosis provides a powerful therapeutic access to reach the root cause of irrational and unhealthy thoughts which have developed over time.* These can often be traced back to early childhood and are a result of past experiences or traumas. Low self-esteem may for example be linked to an unfair comparison with siblings, to other high achievers in the family or to peers and are a response to negative messages which are then stored in the unconscious mind.

Social anxiety is often a result of an overwhelming feeling that others won’t accept you into the group, that you will be seen as an outsider and are not likeable. You may then try to avoid building relationships where you believe you will be seen as a failure. During hypnotherapy sessions in Brighton with Jonathan, your mind will be in a relaxed state of heightened awareness and more open to positive suggestion, changing any negative perspective of your self-worth.* An increase in self-esteem results in empowerment and the ability to overcome the automatic responses which have limited achievement and inhibited relationships. Hypnotherapy can reverse negative beliefs and introduce new coping mechanisms which will enable you to finally achieve your true potential.*

For more information about Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove and how it can help you call 07956 855027.

How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to quit smoking*

hypnosis to stop smokingIs this the first time you feel ready to quit smoking or have you tried to give up  several times before and not succeeded? If you are really committed to being free of the habit, help to stop smoking in Brighton with hypnotherapy can be very effective with long-term benefits.*

During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice in Brighton & Hove, the reasons behind your need to smoke will be identified and addressed. You may not be consciously aware of the triggers and the related factors which compel you to reach for a cigarette. Hypnotherapy looks beyond the addiction to nicotine and while you are deeply relaxed and your mind is more open to positive suggestion, the origins of your smoking habit and why you continue to smoke can be established.*

Do you depend on a cigarette as a means to relax when you are anxious and finding it difficult to cope, or is smoking a social habit which enables you to feel more confident and to bond socially with others? An attempt to quit can often be self-sabotaged simply by accepting a cigarette when a fellow smoker offers one, even if you have no craving for nicotine at the time. How many times have you been determined that this will be the last cigarette from the last packet you will ever buy, only to lose your resolve in the belief that smoking is the only solution to manage a stressful situation?

Using the hypnotic approach, positive thought processes and new coping mechanisms can be introduced.* Retraining the way you think and how you can overcome the hand-to-mouth smoking habit, will enable you to initiate a positive strategy to increase your motivation to become a non-smoker. Jonathan will guide you in relaxation and stress-reducing techniques to help you to cope with the initial cravings and manage tough situations without the need for a cigarette.*

For more information about how hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to stop smoking call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027

Manage your fear of flying with hypnotherapy in Brighton*

If you experience overwhelming anxiety when faced with air travel, hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help to overcome a fear of flying and other travel phobias, enabling you to enjoy the journey.* You may not be aware of the origin of your fear, which may well have been triggered by an insignificant incident or negative influence. During hypnosis it is easier to access the memories stored deeply within the sub-conscious and bring them to the surface where they can be recognised and dealt with.*

Contrary to common belief, a fear of flying often isn’t a fear of the aircraft crashing, but is often a combination of phobias including claustrophobia or social anxiety. It can also be related to feeling out of control and trusting a stranger unconditionally to get you to your destination. The awareness that it’s not going to be possible to stop the aeroplane and get off, is likely to only increase the level of anxiety. The increase in adrenalin, triggering the (ironically) ‘flight or fight’   reaction often starts well before boarding the aircraft as anticipatory anxiety. The thought of being in a large crowd in unfamiliar surroundings can provoke a feeling of panic well before arriving at the airport.

Your non-conscious mind may have been conditioned to believe that any unpleasant incident while travelling in the past will be repeated. Even something disconnected to personal experience such a disaster movie or a news report can condition the belief that you will have the same experience. During the hypnotherapy sessions Jonathan will help you not only determine how your discomfort started but also why it has continued to exist. Introducing new coping strategies including relaxation and controlled breathing techniques, will enable you to build on your natural resources and overcome your travel fears.*

Call 07956 855027 and book your appointment today.

Help with hypnotherapy in Brighton to overcome a fear of public speaking*

public-speakingYou may have the assumption that a fear of public speaking is only relevant when faced with a large audience. In fact for anyone with this speech phobia it can be triggered whenever they are required to speak in front of others in a situation where they feel out of their comfort zone. Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice can help to manage this fear by identifying the origin of the phobia.*

If you are experiencing extreme anxiety which is self-limiting, during hypnosis Jonathan Conway will help you to address the reasons why you are finding public speaking both emotionally and physiologically challenging.* While your conscious mind is relaxed and more receptive to positive resolution you may well be able to recall the first incident when you were speaking and became overwhelmed with negative thoughts. This may have been something relatively insignificant, such as coughing or stumbling briefly over your words. The subconscious mind then records this memory, triggering the feeling that this will occur again.

Frequently the speech anxiety is due to a fear of being judged on what you have to say and how you are presenting this. A lack of self-belief can be the result of criticism in the classroom, or of being compared with more confident siblings. Unless dealt with, opportunities and promotion in your professional life may be inhibited, if interviews and putting forward ideas and proposals become something you either do your best to avoid or endure the best you can.

So what are you most afraid of? Are you overly concerned that so much depends on your delivery being understood and approved, or that you will ruin a celebratory occasion if your speech doesn’t go to plan. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help you to visualise yourself as relaxed and confident, focusing on what you have to say instead of what your audience are thinking.* Controlled breathing exercises will assist in lowering an increased heart beat and reducing physical tension.

Contrary to belief, anyone listening to you is unlikely to be aware of your fear. ‘Stage fright’ for example is common within the performing arts, but the audience may well be completely oblivious to your distress. By introducing new coping-mechanisms you will appreciate how negative self-statements can be replaced with pro-active and positive beliefs. Public speaking in whatever form, will then  become non-threatening with a new perspective and the ability to greatly improve your communication skills without a fear of failure.*  For more information or to book an appointment call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027

Help to manage executive stress with hypnotherapy in Brighton*

Help to manage anxiety with Hypnotherapy in Harley StreetWhile many of us are looking forward to taking a holiday break, for anyone experiencing constant pressure in the workplace, switching off and trying to relax can trigger even more anxiety with a fear of no longer being in control. This executive stress can be managed with the help of hypnotherapy and NLP at the Conway Practice in Brighton.*

Stress derived from work frequently affects the lifestyle both inside the office environment and in your personal life. The inability to leave work issues behind and join in with leisure activities can cause friction with friends and family who feel they are of a lesser priority than your professional responsibilities. Lack of healthy communication is often responsible for feelings of resentment but with a combination of hypnotherapy and neuro linguistic programming (NLP), by building on your natural resources, more open conversational skills can be developed, gaining increased support and understanding from others.*

During executive coaching sessions, Jonathan will help you to recognise your greatest fear which is the source of your stress. You may be concerned that you will lose your position and let others down who are relying on you. Stress is a signal that something isn’t right in your life and with hypnotherapy and NLP, the problem can be identified and dealt with.* A reluctance to ask for help from colleagues, family or friends can be due to a lack of confidence and low self-worth, believing they will think less of you if you appear vulnerable. In an attempt to impress, you may have set yourself unrealistic high standards which weigh heavily with responsibility.

Hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice will help you to manage your executive stress effectively with relaxation methods and positive visualisation techniques, enabling you to re-establish a healthy work-life balance.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.

 

 

How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with weight loss*

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossHow would you describe your relationship with food? If you have been trying to lose weight, the first step is to recognise any detrimental behaviour which may be sabotaging any attempts to control your eating habits. Hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with your weight loss by identifying the subconscious triggers which lead to disordered eating.*

As with any relationship which has an imbalance, there are commonly feelings of guilt, stress, an anxious state of mind and low self-worth. Food can be used as a consolation when your coping mechanisms fail to deal with your stressors and comfort eating is a good example of this. Certain foods are likely to remind you of your early years, when you were pacified or rewarded with treats which you now associate with the ‘feel good factor’. During hypnosis in Brighton & Hove, Jonathan will help you to focus on the influences and negative beliefs which have been stored in the non-conscious mind and have led to your inability to achieve your weight loss goal.*

Emotional or mindless eating occurs when you find yourself compelled to eat for non-hunger related reasons. The craving is generally for high calorie, unhealthy food which may briefly enhance the mood but is then followed swiftly with feelings of regret and self-blame. Jonathan will talk to about how you use food to cope with negative emotions such as stress and anger.* Deeply rooted beliefs such as having to finish everything on your plate can be re-addressed, enabling you to listen to your internal cues and to stop eating as soon as you feel full.

Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help you to lose weight by overcoming the psychological hurdles which have prevented you from succeeding with your weight loss efforts in the past.* Visualisation and relaxation techniques can be introduced to cope with anxiety and stress, allowing you to re-build a positive relationship with food where you are in control.*  For more information call Jonathan Conway on 07956 855027

Quit smoking with the help of hypnotherapy in Brighton*

Hypnotherapy in BrightonIf you want to stop smoking but are finding it a challenge, you may have tried various methods without success. Hypnotherapy in Brighton for smoking cessation provides support with a natural and completely safe solution to break the habit, without the need for medication or nicotine replacements.*

Hypnosis awakens the subconscious while you are deeply relaxed and more open to positive suggestion. The feeling is similar to a daydream, when you are in control but your mind is in an altered state of consciousness. You may be able to relate this to driving a car, where you are unaware of the journey but have automatically reacted to all the required actions and subconsciously read all the traffic signs. During hypnotherapy sessions at the Conway Practice in Brighton & Hove, Jonathan will help you to change your behavioural patterns and any negative thinking.*

Your reasons for smoking will be assessed, introducing new coping mechanisms to help you resolve your dependence on cigarettes. The habit might have it’s origins in peer pressure during the teenage years, but the long-term addiction can be due to other influences such as anxiety, boredom or depression. Smoking is often seen as a way to reduce stress levels, even though the relief may be brief and actually increases tension with symptoms of nicotine withdrawal.

The affects of nicotine dependence are relatively short-lived compared with the actual hand-to-mouth habit. You may feel that you use a cigarette as a prop when socialising, or when you are in the company of other smokers and want to fit in. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can enable you to look at your problems from a different perspective and help you to manage your stress by introducing relaxation techniques which can be applied whenever you feel under pressure and unable to cope.*

Not only will your addiction to smoking be addressed, Jonathan will also discuss why you now want to stop. This may be due to health concerns or the amount of money which is symbolically going up in smoke. Pressure from friends or family won’t be sufficient to break the habit; the determination to quit must come from you alone. No one can make you become a non-smoker, if you’re not completely committed to stopping. Neither can you be made to do anything against your will while you are under hypnosis.

If you are ready to stop smoking, hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to achieve your objective.*  Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.

 

How hypnotherapy in Harley Street can help to reduce exam stress*

hypnotherapy for exam stressFeeling 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*

hypnosis to stop smokingHow 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*

The Conway Practice - Hypnotherapy for weight lossIf 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


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