'I have over ten years experience helping clients with addictive patterns. My Approach is down to earth and practical. You will see changes you didn't expect.'
Jason Demant. L.M.T.C.P.H. GHR reg. GQHP
Clinical Hypnotherapist and Addictions Specialist in London
Smartphone and Social Media Addiction Checklist Quiz
If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below, you may have addictive patterns around your phone or social media.
Have you tried to limit your social media or phone useage or stop it all together, but failed?
Do you find yourself listening out for or looking forward to that notification ping, signalling a message, 'like' or comment?
Do you feel anxious if you realise your phone isn't close by or that the battery is low on power?
Do you go to sleep later than you would like due to compulsive internet use or spend much longer online that you would like?
Do online activities such as gaming, eBay bidding, gambling, or shopping lead to financial and job-related problems?
Do you sometimes use your phone as a way to avoid eye-contact, look important in social situations or to cope with anxiety, loneliness or feeling depressed?
Do you send texts or WhatsApp messages or check social media whilst driving or during other risk- associated activities that require concentration?
How do I help you reduce Mobile Phone and Social Media Addiction ?
Successful long term reduction of compulsive use of technology is a process of change, involving a number of steps.
How does your phone use affect you?
Do you find it hard when you are unable to check your phone? Can a train journey, waiting in a queue or when you can’t connect to the internet feel intolerable?
Do you spend too much time looking things up online or checking social media platforms? Following this, do you feel a little down, tired and despondent?
Do you think too much about what to write for a ‘status update’ or how to respond to a tweet or comment? Do you feel a very strong, perhaps exaggerated feeling of anger or insult after online interactions (often with strangers) on Twitter or Facebook?
Do you feel a positive boost from the amount of ‘like’s or comments a post receives, waiting and looking forward to checking these or similar? Anticipating responses from social media or even texts, has been compared to the feelings gamblers receive or expect when using a slot machine. The recognition or that feeling of ‘connectedness’ social media gives, can indeed be like a mini high. Looking forward to that positive interaction, be that a text or ‘like’ creates a slightly nervous state. Not getting it or spending too long online can leave you feeling drained and down. This feeling is similar to withdrawal symptoms felt from other addictive patterns.
Do you sometimes engage in unhealthy patterns around smartphone use, gaming or social media? Are your real life interpersonal relationships being affected? Are you using gaming or social media to avoid forming meaningful real life relationships?
My approach is to view you as whole, capable and fully able to make choices. As such we will work together, helping you to deal well with thoughts and desires and reduce your feelings of dependence on gaming, your phone or social media.
There can be a great deal of shame associated with any addiction. Depending on your circumstances, your phone usage may involve some shame and therefore you may keep much of it a secret. It can feel a big enough deal to admit to yourself that something needs to change. So, then often ‘confessing’ also to a partner or loved sounds like something simply too big to do.
I listen and support. I never judge anything you have done or anything you might say. Sessions are confidential.
The main work we will do together is examining your relationship with technology, gaming and social media. What is the role your phone usage has begun to play in your life? How do you use it? Do you use it to ‘self-soothe’, to escape, or to deal with stress and anxiety? Do you feel more confident, important or more in control when engaged with your phone or social media?
We will look at the underlying reasons for your patterns. You may find that the underlying issues also really need to be addressed.
For example, has phone use begun to function as your way of avoiding important life issues or relationships? Do you ever use the internet, gaming or social media to numb yourself or suppress emotions and feelings that are uncomfortable?
We will find new ways for you to do well with challenges and thereby reduce the role and significance of your phone, social media or gaming in your life.
Phones and social media are a part of life. However you will be able to impose good and clear boundaries on your usage. This is normally something we will look at. However when you use gaming or phone usage to avoid stress or deal with anxiety or social situations or to actually avoid aspects of life, such as relationships, you may need to consider what can be changed.
It is time to find alternative ways to deal with life’s ups and downs. It is also important to consider other ways to relax and nurture your well-being.
Gaming or social media can be used to avoid addressing and working towards those things you truly want out of life. Parallel to reducing usage of technology, I will support you, if needed, to re-discover confidence and remind yourself of all those goals you once wanted and those gifts you have to give to the world around you.
Moving from dependency or addiction will signal for you a movement in a positive and optimistic direction.
Benefits you receive from booking a package of four or six sessions
Following your free initial phone consultation, you will be asked to keep a diary of your social media or phone usage for a few days and complete a helpful background questionnaire.
Your consultation will be by phone. It is a place for you to hear more about how I work and ask any questions, no matter how small. The call will also help you directly, focusing on your challenges. It should be a positive step for you on your road to recovering your old self. Helping you feel in control and more confident again.
And if, at the end of the consultation, you do not wish to book sessions, that is totally fine. There is no pressure and you are under no obligation whatsoever.
Four or six powerful sessions of coaching, including therapy exercises and powerful hypnotherapy.
Though there is some structure, it is vital that sessions are about your unique needs rather than a generic approach. I have a results-driven focus.
Sessions are confidential and supportive and it is also important that you feel comfortable and able to talk about anything at all.
Based on the work we do together, you will take away your very own tailor-made Smart Phone/Social Media/Gaming Relationship Plan.
I make this plan especially for you, individually. It summarises your personal challenges and solutions, as discussed, in depth, during sessions. Importantly, it outlines your unique strategies and tools. The insights we covered during your sessions.
It’s your personal guide to staying more in control around technology for future success. It’s a resource for you to use for years to come. The value it gives you is enormous.
During your free consultation, I can explain more about this unique Plan.
I give you free, unlimited, email contact between sessions. Be in touch as often as you need.
I offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
If, after 30 days, you have attended sessions, carried out any assignments set, but still do not feel that you benefited from this programme, I will refund your investment. No questions asked. Book your free consultation to hear more.
In person session with Jason Demant last 50 minutes.
Sessions take place in a quiet therapy practice opposite Golders Green tube station, in London. As well as the London Underground, there are also good bus links and free parking close by. I see international clients by Skype and phone.
Weekend appointments available.
Individual sessions can be booked for a fee of £90
You can book an individual session and then choose to make that individual session the first of a package of sessions, thereby gaining the package rate.
Package of Four Sessions: £340
Package of Six Sessions: £495
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Clinical Hypnotherapist and Addictions Specialist in London
I am passionate about helping people make positive changes, feel greater optimism and see confidence in all areas of life.
I hold a diploma in clinical hypnotherapy, counselling and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) from Life Matters Training College, based on Harley Street, London. I am a certified Life Coach and NLP practitioner with hundreds of hours of clinical experience.
I am a validated practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and member of the General Hypnotherapy Register.
I am a member of the NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners (NHSTA), taking referrals from GPs and dentists.
I am an accredited member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council UK.
I am a recognised treatment provider for PruHealth private medical insurance.
I teach and supervise a specialist training course for health professionals and hypnotherapists in life coaching and NLP interventions for weight loss and emotional eating.
Summary of Smart Phone/Social Media/Gaming Reduction Packages
Book your Free Initial Consultation to discuss your needs.
You can book individual sessions at a standard fee of £90.
Are you struggling to cut down your mobile phone, social media, gaming or internet use?
Talk directly to Jason now about the help you need