Help to quit smoking with hypnotherapy in Highgate*

hypnosis to stop smokingThe 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.*

Hypnotherapy in Brighton for Help to Stop Smoking*

hypnosis to stop smokingAs a long-term smoker, giving up may seem to be a daunting challenge especially for anyone who has made attempts to stop smoking in the past and failed. At the Conway Practice in Brighton, hypnotherapy can help you to quit smoking without the need for cigarette replacements such as vaping, by reducing the urge to repeat the hand-to-mouth habit triggered by an automatic response in certain situations and at specific times.*

Although some may choose to be in denial, most smokers are aware that this is a potentially deadly addiction with a detrimental affect on health and general well-being. Although smoking is no longer seen as sophisticated or glamorous and is increasingly considered to be anti-social, this doesn’t necessarily make it easy to break the habit which has become a significant part of daily life. The craving for nicotine is by no means the only thing which needs to be overcome as the habitual act of smoking can be even more difficult to deal with. You may find yourself smoking mindlessly, unaware of how many cigarettes have been finished until you have to buy another packet.

During hypnotherapy sessions in Brighton with Jonathan, your reasons for wanting to stop smoking will be discussed.* It would be rare not to recall lighting your first cigarette or what led you to do that, but you may not be consciously aware of the reasons for continuing to smoke and the influences in your life which have made it difficult to stop. While your mind is in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis and more open to positive suggestion, you will be gently guided to recognise the subconscious prompts which compel you to reach for a cigarette.* This may be during times of stress when you convince yourself that smoking will help you to cope better or to relax after a difficult day.

With the help of hypnotherapy, new coping mechanisms can be introduced, enabling you to recognise the reasons behind your smoking behaviour.* In the same way in which you’ve conditioned yourself not to smoke in certain situations; during a long flight or in another smoke-free zone for example, your non-conscious mind can be re-programmed during hypnosis to consider yourself as a non-smoker in all situations, even when others around you are smoking.* You will be able to visualise a healthier future where you have broken the negative cycle of addiction once and for all.*

For more information and to book your appointment to stop smoking with hypnotherapy call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027

Give up Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*

hypnosis to stop smokingAre you committed to stop smoking but don’t know how to achieve it? Help is available with hypnotherapy in Brighton at the Conway Practice, bringing awareness of the psychological issues behind your habit*. Being addicted to nicotine is by no means the only factor and withdrawal from the substance can last for a relatively short period, leaving the hand-to-mouth behaviour to be resolved.

You are likely to associate specific situations with lighting a cigarette, even when there is no physical urge for nicotine. Much depends on why and where you are conditioned to smoke and during hypnosis while the conscious mind is relaxed, Jonathan will guide you to recognise the subconscious triggers which have been preventing you from becoming a non-smoker.*

Tracing back to when you tried your first cigarette can give an indication of why the habit has continued in the long-term. If smoking was originally a reason to establish empathy with your peers this may be repeated as a form of social bonding by mirroring the habits of others. The association of sharing a cigarette during work breaks when all smokers congregate in the specified smoking area can bring a sense of rapport, even if the action is a negative one. This non-verbal interaction generally occurs subconsciously and is often a result of low self-esteem and the need to be socially accepted.

Hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to accept your self-worth and to fully appreciate your personal value.* Unresolved emotions, including any negative response to stress and anxiety will be brought into a state of conscious awareness, introducing new coping strategies with positive visualisation of yourself as a calm and confident non-smoker.*

For more information about how hypnosis could help you stop smoking call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

 

How Hypnotherapy in Brighton Can Help Break a Smoking Habit*

hypnosis to stop smokingHow many times have you told yourself that this is the last cigarette from the last packet, only to lose your resolve and continue with your smoking habit? Any habitual actions are prompted by your subconscious and difficult to break, especially when accompanied by an addiction to harmful substances such as nicotine. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy in Brighton can help you to stop smoking through the recognition of the reason behind the dependence.*

Nicotine cravings are relatively short-lived compared to the hand-to-mouth routine of smoking. There may be no conscious awareness of the urge to light a cigarette, but while your mind is in the relaxed state of hypnosis and receptive to positive suggestion, these triggers can be identified and overcome. There will be certain situations and routines associated with smoking, such as emotional states of mind or social activities in environments where it’s difficult to resist a cigarette.

Jonathan Conway will use focusing exercises enabling positive management of cue-induced cravings.*

The subconscious is where all your memories are stored, often holding events which have long been consciously forgotten and the origin of first seeing yourself as a smoker and why the habit has continued will be addressed. Among many causes, this may have been due to curiosity, peer pressure or a stressful time in your life, responsible for activating a psychological dependence on a smoking habit. During hypnosis, with Jonathan’s guidance you will learn how to disassociate a cigarette as a reward or a pleasurable experience and replace any negative thoughts with new coping mechanisms.*

No one can be forced to do anything against their will during hypnosis and despite pressure and nagging from family or friends, a smoking cessation programme will only succeed if you have the motivation and self-belief that your goal can be achieved. Hypnotherapy will help you to realise that your old beliefs are outdated, retraining your subconscious mind to accept that you are no longer a smoker.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*

hypnosis to stop smokingIf you have broken your resolution to stop smoking, you may well find it daunting as to where you go from here. You might be considering accepting that you will always be a smoker and will never free of the habit, especially if you’ve had several failed attempts in the past. Quitting smoking with hypnotherapy in Harley Street takes a different approach to dealing with the habitual need to smoke, allowing you to focus on the reasons behind the dependence, beyond the addiction to nicotine.*

When providing sessions in hypnotherapy in Harley Street, Jonathan Conway will help you to understand why you have found it so difficult to give up a habit which you know to be harmful to your health and is increasingly considered to be anti-social in many environments.* You may not be consciously aware of what you associate with the need to smoke. This may be a combination of factors with a common trigger, such as feeling anxious when socialising, where lighting a cigarette not only gives you a momentary relief from social anxiety, it also enables bonding with other smokers and a feeling of acceptance. When attempting to manage life’s stressors, smoking is frequently used as a coping method, but it’s not a solution to dealing with the issues which have caused the tension and unease.

During hypnosis in Harley Street, the mind is more open and receptive to positive suggestion, enabling the subconscious barriers which have prevented smoking cessation in the past to be replaced with the self-help tools promoting change and increased motivation.* Breaking the hand-to-mouth habit can be more challenging than overcoming the chemical addiction. These learning mechanisms can be deeply rooted and are often traced back to adolescence. Gently guided by Jonathan while you are in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, your underlying limiting beliefs can be addressed, accessing your emotional and intellectual experiences.* With a new coping ability you will be back in control and able to change negative behavioural patterns, freeing yourself from the smoking habit.* Hypnotherapy in Harley Street at the Conway Practice will not only help you to stop smoking, it can also awaken the inner potential for greater achievement, self-belief and well-being.*

Call Jonathan Conway today on 0207 467 8460 or 07956 855027.

How Hypnotherapy in Harley Street can Help Achieve Positive Change*

Hypnotherapy in Harley StreeyWhat can you expect from hypnotherapy in Harley Street at The Conway Practice?

If you know little about the benefits of hypnosis, it may come as a surprise that help is available which could bring positive change if you are underachieving or have psychologically related issues which are having a negative affect in your professional or personal life.*

Problems can be due to habits which have built up over a number of years and have proved difficult to break. This includes the hand to mouth habits of smoking or overeating, both of which are automatic responses to subconscious triggers. During the hypnosis sessions in Harley Street, Jonathan will help you to identify and trace the roots of any compulsive behaviour and introduce new coping mechanisms.* Stress is often responsible for a reliance on alcohol or an addiction to harmful substances such as nicotine. Hypnotherapy provides a safe environment where any anxiety can be managed, enabling you to overcome behavioural problems which have been disrupting your life.*

Phobic reactions are generally deeply rooted in the subconscious, often with no conscious awareness of the original cause. Phobias due to a traumatic event can be passed on by parents or a fear of flying for instance may be instigated by a disaster movie or a report of an air accident in the media. There can however be a combination of phobias, including social anxiety, a fear of enclosed spaces (claustrophobia), or a sense of panic when you are away from a place that represents safety.

Hypnosis enables the unconscious mind to desensitise and re-programme negative thought patterns.* Hypnotherapy in Harley Street with Jonathan Conway can help you to eliminate any self-sabotaging behaviour and learn how to practice visualisation and relaxation techniques which will ensure you are on track to achieve positive change.*

Call Jonathan Conway today on 0207 467 8460 or 07956 855027

 

Support to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Brighton*

hypnosis to stop smokingAs the month’s Stoptober campaign comes to a close for another year, have you taken part but haven’t succeeded as well as you had hoped? If you are still determined to quit smoking once and for all, hypnotherapy can enable you to give up the habit without the need for nicotine replacement products or medication.*

During hypnotherapy sessions at the Conway Practice in Brighton, Jonathan will talk through what first prompted you to start smoking and why you find it difficult to stop.* If this a habit formed over many years this is likely to be more challenging to break than the chemical addiction to nicotine. Once the reason for smoking has been identified, a positive behavioural programme with hypnotherapy can help to remove the sub-conscious barriers to quitting.*

Firstly, the determination to stop smoking must come from within you and not simply due the pressure from family or friends. No one can be made to do something while under hypnosis that they aren’t really committed to. So what are the triggers to lighting a cigarette? There are many possibilities of which you may not even be consciously aware of. Hypnotherapy will uncover the underlying issues, such as stress and anxiety, loneliness and boredom, social integration or as a work-break reward.* The hand to mouth habit of handling a cigarette is an associative learning method and is often a response to a lack of confidence in social situations and a need for comfort to reduce anxiety. Mirroring fellow smokers as a form of social bonding can often be traced back to the desire to be accepted by peers during the teenage years and carried through to adulthood.

While you are deeply relaxed during hypnosis, Jonathan will help you unravel any complex issues stored in your subconscious mind which relate to your dependency.* There is considered to be a direct link between the use of tobacco and low self-esteem. Hypnotherapy can improve your self-belief and raise your expectations for future achievements. Relaxation techniques will enable you to reduce your stress levels naturally and through positive visualisation and finally begin to see yourself as a non-smoker.*

Help to stop smoking in Stoptober with hypnotherapy*

hypnosis to stop smokingAs we enter the month of Stoptober, this may well be an excellent time to take up the challenge and stop smoking for good. With this 28 day period as an incentive, hypnotherapy can help you to quit the habit by increasing your motivation and providing the support needed to achieve your goal to become a non-smoker*

Hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice focuses on the psychological dependence, enabling you to recognise this is more than simply a physical addiction to nicotine. During hypnosis sessions with Jonathan, he will discuss earlier circumstances in your life when you were drawn to trying your first cigarette and how the habit then developed.* Your conscious mind may have filtered out these memories, but when you are in a deeply relaxed hypnotic state you will be more open to recall any past experiences which have long been repressed.*

Perhaps you grew up in a family environment where smoking was habitual and this is likely to have been a significant influence in smoking cigarettes during adolescence. Peer pressure may also play a part when experimenting together becomes a form of rebellion against authority figures and helps to bond with the group. Sharing even a bad habit, often continues into adulthood and becomes a lifestyle without any conscious awareness of the reason for it.

Jonathan will help to you overcome the habit of smoking, which can be more difficult to break than the nicotine dependence.* Once the sub-conscious triggers are identified, it will become easier to recognise specific times and situations where you automatically feel the need to light a cigarette. This may be when you are angry or anxious and want to calm down, or during social gatherings with the re-association of sharing and wanting to be accepted. In being provided with help to stop smoking with hypnotherapy, you will understand how to develop positive coping-mechanisms to deal with stress and any lack of self-esteem, enabling you to focus on a healthier and smoke-free future.*

For more information please call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

How hypnosis can help with a stop smoking programme*

hypnosis to stop smokingAre 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

Why Seek Help to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy?

hypnosis to stop smokingReports 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


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