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 Hypnotherapy will help you to realise that your old beliefs are outdated, retraining your subconscious mind to accept that you are no longer a smoker.*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

How Hypnotherapy Can Increase Motivation and Help You Stop Smoking*

hypnosis to stop smokingMany smokers who want to give up the habit find it’s a tough challenge on their own. It you have tried in the past to give up smoking and failed, or this is your first attempt, having sufficient willpower and self-belief that you can succeed may be the key to why you’re not achieving your goal. No one can force you to quit and the intention and motivation must come from within. At the Conway Practice, hypnotherapy can provide help to stop smoking, safely and naturally without the need for nicotine substitutes or medication.*

For anyone who is a long-term smoker, the habit can be more difficult to give up than coping with relatively short-term nicotine addiction. If you were to ask a group of fellow smokers what caused them to smoke their first cigarette and why they have continued despite all the potentially negative consequences, their reasons may well be quite different. During hypnosis, Jonathan will establish why you continue to smoke, enabling you to recognise the specific conditioned responses which are the triggers to lighting a cigarette.* Once you become consciously aware of these trigger points, changing simple daily routines can make a significant difference in your ambition to stop smoking.*

In the past, advertisements were designed to convince us that smoking was not only fashionable or glamorous, but also that we would be more socially acceptable and have more friends. One particular advert had the message that we would never be alone if we smoked their brand of cigarette. If you use cigarettes as a form of social bonding with friends or family, Jonathan will help you to deal with any underlying feelings of inferiority or lack of confidence, by tracing back to the origin of any negative thoughts held deeply in the subconscious.*

Anxiety is often a major contributor to preventing smokers from quitting the habit, with the excuse that it will be easy to stop smoking once the level of stress is reduced. Cigarettes can be associated with a form of comfort and support, but nicotine will only briefly improve the mood and in fact substance withdrawal in itself is a cause of stress, resulting in a roller coaster ride of brief highs, followed by a low feeling and the need to reach for a cigarette again. Hypnotherapy to stop smoking can be very effective in dealing with the root cause of your anxiety by establishing solutions to manage your stressors and greatly improve your coping mechanisms.* Jonathan will show you relaxation and positive visualisation techniques, allowing you to focus on a smoke-free and far healthier life ahead.*

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Become a non-smoker with the help of hypnotherapy*

hypnosis to stop smokingWhat would it take for you to become a non-smoker? The aggressive anti-smoking campaigns and media reports have no doubt made you fully aware of the health risks and concerned family and friends are probably pressuring you to give up the habit. Hypnotherapy can help to stop smoking providing there is self-determination and not simply to please others.*

While deeply relaxed under hypnosis your unconscious mind is far more receptive to positive suggestion.* As smokers are generally able to condition themselves to circumstances where they are unable to smoke, there are equally times when they subconsciously feel the need to light a cigarette. This may have less to do with the nicotine addiction than to the actual hand-to-mouth habit of smoking. During sessions in hypnotherapy at the Conway Practice, Jonathan will help you recognise your tobacco triggers and introduce coping strategies, enabling you to deal with the emotions, environment and social situations associated with smoking.* 

The reasons behind your habit will be addressed and why it seems so difficult to break. This may be due to anxiety and stress, a means of social bonding or even boredom and loneliness when smoking is simply something to pass the time. Hypnotherapy can be very effective in relieving tension whether this is work-place stress or social anxiety, without the need for nicotine replacements or medication.* Negative beliefs will be addressed, releasing you from a deep-seated habit that no longer has a place in your life.* You will be able to imagine how much better you will feel as a non-smoker.*

Providing you have the motivation and commitment, you can quit smoking with hypnotherapy leaving you free to enjoy a far healthier life-style.*

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 01273 540425

Help to Quit Smoking with Hypnotherapy in Harley Street*

hypnosis to stop smokingIf you are a smoker who is wants to quit the habit once and for all, you may need to change your attitude to what smoking means to you. Do you view a cigarette as your best friend that you are reluctant to let go, or your worst enemy that you can’t wait to see the last of? At the Conway Practice in Harley Street, during sessions using hypnosis, Jonathan will address the reasons why you smoke and what is now motivating you to stop.*

Hypnotherapy can be very affective as a help to stop smoking and is medication free and completely safe.* Smoking is an involuntary habit and you will find yourself reaching for a cigarette at certain times of the day, during work breaks, after a meal or when socialising for example. You are likely to naturally associate these situations with smoking and they become subconsciously linked. While you are in the deeply relaxed state of hypnosis, Jonathan Conway will guide you through a visualisation, enabling you to understand the trigger points which compel you to light a cigarette and how you can avoid them in the future.

Anxiety is often a major contributor and although smoking is used to reduce stress levels as a form of self-medication, the calming affect is very short-lived. The addiction to nicotine causes withdrawal symptoms and increased cravings, which in themselves are unpleasant and stressful. Using hypnotherapy, Jonathan will approach the underlying cause of your anxiety and guide you in relaxation methods and stress management, changing your reliance on cigarettes as a means of coping.   

If you are truly committed, hypnotherapy can help you to stop smoking and to remain a non-smoker.* During hypnosis you will be able to imagine how much fitter and healthier you will feel once you are free of the habit with significant benefits to your lifestyle and improved finances.

For more information call Jonathan Conway today on 07956 855027

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