How hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of flying*
For many, the anticipation of jetting away on an aeroplane is exciting, but when the level of excitement increases to extreme anxiety, air travel is no longer a pleasure. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of flying by identifying the source of your phobia and the subconscious reaction to the triggers which prompt the ‘flight or fight’ response to perceived danger.*
Hypnosis addresses the default negative thinking which fuels panic and anxiety and replaces any irrational fears with more positive coping mechanisms.* When you say that you are afraid to board an aircraft, this may not actually be due to the dread of not surviving the journey, but is related to other phobias. Feelings of claustrophobia for example can be triggered by a lack of personal space and confinement, with no opportunity to escape.
You might also become fearful in situations where you are not in control. As a passenger you are putting your safety in the hands of a stranger who is behind the doors of the cockpit and who you may never see. If you experienced discomfort in a previous flight, your subconscious will have recorded this as a threatening event with the false belief that there will be a recurrence every time you are in a similar environment.
A state of extreme anxiety at the thought of being confined in close proximity with unfamiliar fellow passengers, can be due to a social phobia and an overwhelming concern that you will embarrass yourself in front of others.
Over time you will have conditioned yourself to react with a stress response to certain situations which your non-conscious mind considers to be threatening.
Hypnotherapy is an effective tool to release and re-frame these outdated beliefs and critical thinking.* This becomes easier when you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis and the pathway to the mind is open to positive suggestion. During sessions with hypnosis at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will explore your past experiences which are the trigger to your fear of flying and help you to achieve
higher levels of calm and positivity through relaxation and calming methods.* For more information 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
How hypnotherapy in Brighton can help with travel phobias*
If you are one of the many who experience anxiety when travelling, at the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome a fear of flying or other travel phobias.* During your first session with hypnosis, Jonathan will begin by talking through the fears that are affecting your life and how specific situations trigger stress.
Travel anxiety is rarely uniquely related to being afraid of risking your safety, but can actually be a combination of phobias which have developed as a result of past influences and negative experiences and are now stored deeply in the subconscious mind. With the help of hypnotherapy, these can be identified and replaced with a more positive and calm mindset.*
You may become anxious at the thought of not being in control and unable to escape from the situation when you choose. Air travel is a good example, when having committed to boarding the aeroplane you are trapped for the duration of the journey and are reliant on a stranger’s ability to get you to your destination. Aviophobia may be traced back to the negative impact of media reporting on air accidents or to a particularly graphic disaster movie, causing an unrealistic perception of the possible dangers in air travel.
The fear of being in a confined space (claustrophobia), can trigger acute anxiety simply by anticipating a panic attack in the presence of fellow passengers. The perception that your anxiety will be visible to others can result in the avoidance of travelling on any public transport. This can limit not only personal pleasure, but may also restrict career prospects when travel is a requirement within the professional role. Hypnotherapy in Brighton & Hove can help to restore confidence with relaxation techniques and calming methods, introducing positive affirmations which will open up new opportunities and enable you to finally enjoy the journey.*
For more information, Call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027
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.
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
Managing a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If speaking in public causes anxiety you are not alone and this is considered to be one of the most common phobias. Help with public speaking in Brighton through hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will identify the deeper reasons behind the extreme discomfort felt.* A state of panic may occur at the mere thought of addressing an audience. This performance anxiety can be triggered when under pressure to deliver in an environment where you feel out of your comfort zone, even if you are called to present to a small number of people, or in a one-to-one situation.
Hypnotherapy will allow your subconscious to trace the origins of your fear, while your mind is more receptive and open to positive suggestion.* Perhaps without conscious recall, an incident in the past is now limiting your confidence with the belief that it will reoccur each time you are the focus of attention with others judging every word you say. The root cause may be an ingrained memory of something as simple as coughing in the middle of your speech, or your mind going blank during a presentation.
This fear of public speaking is often self-limiting, with a negative affect on both professional and personal life, resulting in the avoidance where possible of all situations where you are called upon to verbally share your thoughts and ideas with others. During hypnosis, Jonathan will help to reprogramme any negative misbeliefs that you are facing a hostile audience, allowing a positive visualisation of yourself as relaxed and completely in control.*
There are certain circumstances which can’t be avoided without affecting progress in your career, or enjoyment of social gatherings. Hypnotherapy can enable you to overcome the anxiety of giving a wedding speech or of delivering a presentation during an interview. Relaxation and calming methods absorbed while under hypnosis will allow fear to be transformed into a feeling of greater confidence and self-worth.* This new found positivity can be a great motivator with the potential to open the way to opportunities where your fear of public speaking has held you back in the past.*
To find out more call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425 or 07956 855027
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.
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.
Getting over a Fear of Public Speaking with Hypnotherapy*
If you are one of the many feeling insecure and anxious when faced with speaking in unfamiliar surroundings or in front of strangers, you may do everything to avoid this. You’re no doubt very aware however that avoidance isn’t always an option, causing even more stress if you feel there’s no escape. Hypnotherapy can help to overcome a fear of public speaking by uncovering the negative responses held within the subconscious mind.*
Speech anxiety can be felt in many forms and isn’t limited to speaking in front of a large audience. Many become anxious at the prospect of presenting to colleagues in the work place or during an interview where they feel at risk of being judged. Performance anxiety is common and easily recognised as stage fright when the adrenalin levels are raised and experienced as fear rather than excitement. For anyone with the responsibility of giving a wedding speech, a fear of speaking in public can spoil the enjoyment of the occasion. This extreme anxiety can be experienced in the physical form, with an increased heart beat, a dry mouth and feelings of nausea.
These deeply held beliefs and fears may have taken root over a long period of time, often resulting from a distant memory of an unsettling experience when speaking in front of others. The subconscious mind is programmed to believe that this negative incident will reoccur in similar circumstances. During the sessions of hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will guide you through relaxation techniques and focusing exercises while your mind is more receptive to positive suggestion.* Hypnosis can help to boost your self-esteem and to discard feelings of self-doubt, leaving you more confident and with a greater appreciation of your abilities, both socially and professionally.*
For more information about how hypnotherapy can help you overcome your fear of public speaking please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425
Overcome a Fear of Speaking in Public with Hypnotherapy*
You may have the pre-conception that a fear of public speaking is only confined to communicating with a large audience. In fact this can be a common anxiety even in a one-to-one situation such as an interview or presenting to a higher level of authority in the work place. This fear of public speaking is considered to be one of the most common phobias, but help to overcome this is available with hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice.*
During sessions in hypnosis combined with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jonathan will talk through your fears and identify the root cause of your speech anxiety.* In the past you might have had an unsettling experience when speaking in front of others which has remained deep in your sub-conscious, resurfacing when you find yourself in similar situations. You may now be afraid that whatever you say will be judged and adversely affect how people think of you. This can severely limit progression in a career if you find presentations and interviews difficult to handle calmly and with confidence.
Although you may frequently do everything you can to resist being in the role of the speaker, you will no doubt have found that at times this may be unavoidable. For anyone who fears speaking in public, holding the responsibility of giving a speech at a wedding reception or other social gathering can spoil the enjoyment of the celebration. Hypnotherapy will enable you to manage your stress and focus on your audience rather than your own negative thoughts.* Jonathan will talk you through relaxation, deep breathing and coping techniques which will make you feel more comfortable before your begin to speak.* These are powerful tools in reducing anxiety and limiting the associated physical reactions.*
Hypnotherapy and NLP can help you to visualise yourself as a competent speaker who is able to captivate and hold the full attention of the audience.* Giving a presentation can then become a pleasant experience instead of something you dread.*
For more information about how Hypnotherapy could help you overcome a fear of speaking in public or any other phobia please give Jonathan Conway a call on 01273 540425