Quitting the smoking habit with hypnotherapy*
Whether you’ve previously tried to be free of the smoking habit or this is your first attempt, you may well have discovered that it can be a tough challenge. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking by quieting the conscious mind, giving easier access to establish the reasons behind any negative thoughts and prompts which have led to the habit.*
You may believe that the addiction to nicotine is the only barrier to giving up cigarettes. In fact, nicotine withdrawal is relatively short-lived, but the hand-to-mouth habit is more difficult to overcome. During hypnosis to help you stop smoking, the origin of the subconscious triggers can be identified and resolved.* Stress is a major contributor to the reliance on smoking in an attempt to cope with an anxious state of mind. Although nicotine may reduce anxiety, the calming affects are brief and this isn’t a solution to dealing with the root cause or management of stress.
Hypnosis is a deeply relaxed state of altered awareness, similar to a daydream where you remain in control and responsive to positive suggestion. You are no doubt aware of the health risks smokers face, but the subconscious can overrule any concerns, with negative self-talk on why this is never quite the right time to stop. There may be a resistance due to being under too much pressure, boredom and loneliness or as a distraction in difficult situations.
Hypnotherapy provides the opportunity to address not only why you first began to smoke, but also why you feel the overwhelming need to continue.* You may have first become a smoker during your teenage years, possibly due to peer pressure from friends or to push the boundaries and appear more grown up. Social bonding and mirroring the habits of others can be one of the subconscious prompts which cause you to light a cigarette, even if you have no physical need for nicotine.
At the Conway Practice, hypnosis can be used effectively to help you to stop smoking by introducing relaxation and positive visualisation techniques, resulting in a healthier and calmer lifestyle.*
How hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress*
Are you experiencing overwhelming pressure in the workplace? Hypnotherapy can help to manage executive stress by introducing new coping mechanisms, changing the way in which you deal with difficult situations. A position of authority brings greater responsibilities which often requires deadlines and targets to be met with problem solving strategies. This can weigh heavily in an environment where you are expected to take control and to make the right decisions for the company and your colleagues.
Executive stress can be not only emotionally difficult to cope with, but also has an impact on physical health, resulting in sleepless nights, lack of appetite, poor digestion and high blood pressure. Dependency on alcohol and other addictive substances in an attempt to unwind isn’t a solution and is only likely to have other consequences. Leisure breaks are unlikely to relieve the level of stress, as concerns that you are no longer in control can simply increase anxiety.
Work-place stress is not only a professional issue, it can also have a significant affect on the home and social life. It is often difficult to share concerns with family and friends, who may be unaware of the level of strain you are under. Opening up to colleagues may seem that you are admitting failure and will appear inadequate for the position.
During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice you will be helped to identify the source of your anxiety. Feelings of low self-worth and lack of confidence can be addressed and any negative beliefs stored in the sub-conscious will be replaced with positive affirmations. You will also be shown relaxation methods which will enable you to adopt a calm approach to challenges and difficult life events. Hypnotherapy can help you to change the way you think, feel and behave, enabling you to achieve your full potential.* Call 07956 855 027 to arrange an appointment.
How to lose weight with hypnotherapy for a healthier life*
If you’ve been trying to manage your weight and have found that crash dieting and fad diets are ineffective and not sustainable in the long term, help to lose weight with hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice is a safe and natural way to achieve your goal.* Hypnotherapy approaches weight loss differently, by enabling you to identify the reasons behind your difficulty in maintaining a positive relationship with food.*
Eating habits will generally have developed over time and you may not be consciously aware of why you are prompted to overeat or are more inclined to high-calorific and weight gaining foods. During the hypnosis session, while your mind is more open to positive suggestion and memory recall, Jonathan Conway will help you to recognise the sub-conscious triggers which affect your ability to follow a more healthy eating regime.
Mindless eating and endless snacking is common, when you are unaware of how much or even what you are consuming. This can be a result of boredom and a means to pass the time. Airlines for example are aware that passengers may not be physically hungry, but if food is served during the flight the focus will be more on eating than on the time spent during the journey. It’s also easy to consume a large tub of popcorn while watching TV or a movie without even realising it, as the habit is associated with relaxation. Hypnotherapy to help you lose weight can be very effective in helping you to be more aware of your behaviour and to understand how to avoid the circumstances which prompt a habitual action and to develop a more beneficial response.* .
Emotional eating is actually not a craving for food; it’s the motivational need for comfort and reward. Emotional hunger is quite different from being physically hungry. An association with certain foods considered as comforting can often be traced back to childhood, remaining stored as a subconscious cue during times of stress or vulnerability. Instead of trying to remove negative feelings by resorting to food as a solution, hypnosis focuses on introducing new coping mechanisms to raise your self-worth and manage stress more efficiently.*
The aim of hypnotherapy is to eliminate bad habits and replace them with good ones, enabling you to visualise how you can achieve your weight loss goal and a healthier life style.* Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027
How hypnotherapy can help with a fear of speaking in public*
If the thought of speaking in front of an audience causes extreme anxiety, you’re certainly not alone. This is one of the most common phobias and the term ‘glossophobia’, derived from the Greek word ‘glossa’ meaning ‘tongue’ and ‘phobos’ meaning ‘fear’, describes the feeling of being tongue-tied when faced with speaking in front of others. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome your fear of public speaking by tracing the origins of the phobic reaction and replacing negative thoughts with new coping mechanisms.*
Most of us would admit to being nervous when preparing to give a speech or to deliver a presentation, but an intense fear of public speaking is far more than this.
The ‘fight or flight’ response, which is the body’s reaction to a perceived danger, increases adrenaline and results in not only emotional discomfort, but is also responsible for physical symptoms such as excessive perspiration, trembling, a raised heartbeat and feelings of nausea. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in dealing with the psychological issues which cause these self-limiting and unhealthy repercussions.*
A public speaking phobia can also be a heightened response to negative reactions, with a fear of being judged or criticised for what you have to say. This can also be related to a social phobia, where even on a one-to-one basis you are afraid to get your words out as you’re overly concerned that you will say the wrong thing. This can have roots in past experiences where you’ve regretted speaking up in front of your peers in the classroom, or have been chastised by parents for interrupting a conversation. This feeling of embarrassment can remain buried deeply within the non-conscious mind, while consciously it has long been forgotten.
During the hypnosis sessions with Jonathan at the Conway Practice, the pathways to your subconscious mind will be more receptive to positive suggestion.* You may well be able to recall incidents in the past which have been responsible for triggering your phobic reactions, which the conscious mind has blocked over time. Hypnotherapy can help to manage your phobia by increasing your confidence and self-worth, enabling you to deliver your speech or ideas freely and without fear.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855 027
Keep your New Year’s resolution to stop smoking with hypnotherapy.*
If your New Year’s resolution is to become a non-smoker, you may be concerned about how you can remain committed and achieve your goal. Trying to deal with any long-term habit can without doubt be a tough challenge and this is even more difficult when an addictive substance is part of the problem. Hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking, by strengthening your self-motivation and addressing the deeper reasons why you have found it so hard to give up.*
Stress is a high contributor to continuing a smoking habit, with the misconception that cigarettes are the only option to reducing anxiety. During the hypnosis sessions at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will assist you in identifying the subconscious triggers which prompt you to smoke at certain times of the day and in specific circumstances. Understanding why you first became a smoker and why you are now ready to stop can be extremely helpful in overcoming a habit which has become part of your daily life.
It’s common to smoke during adolescence as a form of social bonding, enabling you to feel part of a group with peers who are already smoking, in the belief that this is normal ‘adult’ behaviour. The need to be socially accepted often then continues by mirroring the habits of others and sharing cigarettes in a communal smoking environment. This is a psychological addiction which can be more difficult to deal with than the physical dependence on nicotine which is relatively short-lived. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in addressing any lack of self-worth which may be limiting your natural ability to express your own personality, due to a fear of failure or rejection.*
If you smoke as an antidote to stress, hypnosis is a completely safe therapy to relieve anxiety in a natural way by re-programming any negative thought processes which have been blocking previous attempts to stop smoking.* New coping mechanisms will be introduced which will give you the motivation to finally become a non-smoker with a healthier lifestyle model.*
For more information and to book your appointment call Jonathan Conway today 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.*
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.
Managing Executive Stress with Coaching in Highgate*
The pressure to perform well in the corporate sector and the resulting anxiety should never be underestimated. Help to manage executive stress with hypnotherapy in Highgate is available at the Conway Practice, providing a completely safe and medication-free solution by introducing a more positive coping mechanism.*
It’s common to feel isolated when trying to cope with increasing demands to meet constant deadlines and performance targets, when turning to work colleagues may be seen a weakness and family or friends are unable to comprehend the weight of responsibility felt. Inability to share this is only likely to increase the level of anxiety, affecting both professional and personal life. As with all stress related situations, there is the risk of damage to health and general well-being, often with sleepless nights, lack of appetite or comfort eating, loss of concentration and physical symptoms such as raised blood pressure or poor digestion,
During hypnosis the source of the anxiety will be identified and a positive strategy introduced to achieve organisational effectiveness.* The aim isn’t to remove stress from your life completely, but to appreciate how to handle stress when it occurs.
In combining hypnotherapy with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jonathan will help you to improve your communication skills to gain support and co-operation from others, without feeling incompetent.
Pressure can be motivating and rewarding if you are able to manage it well and remain in control. If however, inwardly you have low self-worth your subconscious may sabotage any career progress or sense of achievement if you don’t believe in your own ability to succeed. This may be a long held belief from early conditioning, perhaps having been compared to high-achievers in the family and now feel that you won’t live up to their expectations. Hypnotherapy with Jonathan at the Conway Practice introduces re-programming of previously held negative assumptions, together with relaxation techniques which can be applied when faced with challenging situations, opening the mind to positive thought processes and new beliefs.*
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027.
Conquer a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy in Highgate*
Most people would say they have some sort of phobia and may be able to easily avoid putting themselves in a situation which would cause anxiety. However, when a phobic reaction affects the daily enjoyment of life this can become extremely stressful. One of the most common types of phobias is the fear of public speaking and contrary to wide opinion, this doesn’t necessarily relate only to speaking in front of an audience or a large group of people. Help to overcome this distress is available with hypnotherapy in Highgate at the Conway Practice, where the underlying cause can be established and negative thoughts replaced with positivity.*
You may find that you become anxious simply at the very thought of joining in with a conversation where you feel out of your comfort zone. This can be a form of a social phobia where you are afraid of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time and will embarrass yourself. Negative thought patterns may well have formed over a long period of time, with early life influences and past experiences now stored deeply in the sub-conscious. Classrooms are a prime example of environments where being pressured to speak in front of your peers can trigger a negative reaction remaining as a core belief that you are under threat from criticism.
Hypnotherapy in Highgate, North London can greatly improve your interview and presentation techniques, relieving the discomfort of physical reactions to fear, such as perspiring and palpitations or feelings of nausea.
During hypnosis the mind is far more receptive to positive suggestion and guided by Jonathan you will begin to readdress misbeliefs with positive affirmations. Perhaps negative self-talk has led you to believe that you will be judged badly on what you have to say and previous troubling incidents will continue when faced with a similar situation. This mindset can be changed with the help of hypnotherapy by focusing on an improved self image and increased motivation.
For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 0203 283 8139
Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss in Highgate, North London*
If you are one of the many serial dieters switching regularly from dieting to a rapid return to bad eating habits, you may have come to appreciate that this isn’t the solution to maintaining a healthy weight. Quick fix or fad diets aren’t sustainable in the long-term and once the target weight has been reached for an upcoming event such as a beach holiday or a social celebration, it’s easy to slip back into old eating habits. Hypnotherapy for weight loss in Highgate at the Conway Practice takes a different approach by enabling you to understand your relationship with food and how the underlying issues can be resolved.*
What can you expect during a session in hypnotherapy? Hypnosis is very similar to a daydream, where you are only vaguely aware of your surroundings but still remain in complete control.* In this relaxed state, while the mind is far more open to positive suggestion and is free of distraction, Jonathan Conway will gently guide you to recall memories of events or influences held deeply in the subconscious which are now negatively impacting on your relationship with food.*
What does food mean to you? Is it a form of comfort or reward, a reminder of childhood and a family environment in which you first learned how much and what to eat and continues to dominate your eating habits? There are likely to be particular prompts for mindless snacking with no conscious awareness of how much is being consumed. Stress can affect preferences for high calorie and sugary food and is often a trigger to overeating. Once you have entered the state of hypnosis while your mind is more receptive to making beneficial behavioural changes, Jonathan will give verbal suggestions which can be absorbed to improve self-esteem and motivation, reducing stress and anxiety.* Hypnotherapy in Highgate, North London provides a safe solution for losing weight with the long-term benefit of healthy lifestyle changes.*
Call Jonathan Conway today for more information on 07956 855027.