FOMO and Hypnotherapy


Is FOMO (fear of missing out) stopping you living life fully? Do you often feel down or even depressed that you are not doing or enjoying what others are? Let me explain some  FOMO and hypnotherapy tips and solutions. Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach that utilises hypnosis to access the subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy can be a powerful tool in addressing and reducing the impact of FOMO. In this article I will explain more and give some tips to overcome FOMO. At my London office I help people reduce the anxiety of FOMO and feel more comfortable about doing or not doing activities. Get in touch to find out more.


FOMO and Hypnotherapy in London


FOMO and Hypnotherapy in London


Hypnotherapy works directly with the subconscious. This means that as a hypnotherapist, I can help people identify the root causes of their FOMO and create positive shifts in thought patterns and behaviours.

One of the primary ways hypnotherapy tackles FOMO is by addressing underlying insecurities and fears. Do you ever feel a drive or need to constantly seek external validation and so fear being left out? During hypnosis, as a skilled hypnotherapist, I guide people into a deeply relaxed state. This allows them to access their subconscious beliefs and emotions related to FOMO. At my London hypnotherapy office, I regularly help people overcome FOMO.

Hypnotherapy can help reframe negative thought patterns and replace them with more empowering beliefs. Hypnotherapy can assist people in building self-confidence, fostering a sense of inner security, and developing a healthier perspective on their social interactions and experiences. By addressing and resolving these underlying issues, people can then experience a significant reduction in their FOMO-related anxieties. It is always great to see the positives changes people make in just a couple of sessions.


FOMO, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness


Moreover, hypnotherapy can help people cultivate mindfulness and present-moment awareness. By guiding clients to focus on the here and now, I use hypnotherapy to enhance a person’s ability to fully engage in the present moment. This means you can more easily appreciate your current experiences. In so doing let go of the constant need to compare yourself to others or fear missing out on what others are doing.

Additionally, with clients in London, I use hypnotherapy to reinforce positive affirmations and visualisation techniques. During hypnosis sessions, people are guided to visualise themselves confidently and joyfully engaging in their own chosen activities, unaffected by the fear of missing out. By repeatedly reinforcing these positive mental images and suggestions, people can reprogramme their subconscious mind to adopt a more relaxed, content, and fulfilling mindset.

My London hypnotherapy sessions are tailored to address each individual’s unique needs and goals. With the right guidance and commitment to the process, you too can experience a genuine reduction in FOMO tendencies and cultivate a greater sense of peace, contentment, and fulfilment in daily life.


FOMO and hypnotherapy in East London


Hypnotherapy tips to overcome FOMO


Let me give some suggestions to help reduce FOMO. I provide hypnotherapy sessions in London. Location is no barrier as you can also book online sessions to reduce anxiety and FOMO. I hope these tips are helpful!


Practice Discernment


Developing the ability to discern and differentiate between what is genuinely important and necessary versus what is merely desirable is crucial. By practicing this discernment, you can make conscious choices to eliminate activities or commitments that don’t contribute to the enrichment of your life’s overall quality. Don’t go getting FOMO for things that don’t actually matter! It’s essential to cultivate the willingness to say “no” more often, as it allows you to free up valuable time and energy for experiences that truly bring profound fulfilment.

It’s important to recognise that quantity doesn’t always equate to better experiences. Instead, shift your focus towards activities, relationships, and endeavours that enhance the depth and richness of your life. During hypnotherapy sessions with London clients, we often talk about prioritising quality over quantity. This means you invest your time and attention in those aspects of life that truly resonate with your values and bring genuine joy and fulfilment. By doing this, you can create a more purposeful and meaningful existence.


Go for the experience, not the object


Instead of chasing after objects or material possessions, it’s important to shift focus towards the actual experiences they represent. It’s common to admire and sometimes envy others, falling into the trap of believing that “the grass is greener on the other side.” Often FOMO is that thought that others have it somehow better. However, if we miss the opportunities available in our own lives to create real enriching experiences, then envy can easily transform into resentent.

By prioritising the underlying experiences such as a sense of accomplishment, adventure, connection, fun, self-respect, or freedom, we can differentiate between what truly brings fulfilment and what only offers temporary pleasure. I know this may sound complex, but it really isn’t. So, yes, while pleasure is enjoyable, when we become excessively fixated on it, it can hinder our ability to experience deeper levels of satisfaction. The satisfaction that comes from nourishing our inner selves and finding true meaning.

As I say to hypnotherapy clients, remember, it’s the experiences themselves that hold the potential for long-lasting fulfilment. Don’t get caught up in the idea of it, the external idea or object or possessions associated with them. I like to encourage hypnotherapy clients to redirect focus towards cultivating meaningful experiences, so they can nourish their inner selves and create a more happy and purposeful life.


Be willing to not have it all


It’s important to embrace the fact that we cannot have everything in life. While our needs are limited, our desires are seemingly endless. It’s about recognising the inherent futility of attempting to fulfil every single desire. So, hard as it is, take on this wise perspective to adopt, and therefore avoid succumbing to impulsive gratification and disappointment.

By consciously prioritising important activities and aspects of our lives, we gain the ability to let go of others. Often I help people decide on their highest priorities and then dedicate their focus to those. Indeed, the word “decide” originates from the Latin word “decidere,” which means “to cut off.” Making decisions about our priorities requires us to cut off other options. Yet it also enables us to channel our energy towards pursuits that truly resonate with our hearts and hold personal meaning.

By letting go of the notion of having it all and instead consciously selecting our priorities, we create space for a more intentional and meaningful life. Wouldn’t that be great? Remember that it’s through deliberate choices and focused commitment that we can derive deeper fulfilment and make a significant impact in the areas that matter most to us.


One thing at a time


Despite the prevalence of multitasking in today’s society, it is not necessary to always follow the crowd. Extensive research conducted by psychologists since the 1990s has consistently shown that multitasking leads to significant interference and compromises task performance. In fact, even simple tasks can be negatively affected when attempted simultaneously. The human brain is designed to respond to one action request at a time, and so trying to juggle many tasks simultaneously is often counterproductive.

Psychiatrist Edward M. Hallowell aptly describes multitasking as a “mythical activity”. In reality, people generally struggle to achieve success when dividing their attention across numerous tasks. On the other hand, when people focus on a single task and give it their undivided attention, they are more likely to produce high-quality results. Moreover, their satisfaction levels during the task also tend to be significantly higher.

So, I would recommend adopting a “one thing at a time” approach. Yes, you might get some FOMO, thinking that you could do more, but see if you can put that aside. You will enhance the likelihood of accomplishing the task successfully, and also increase your overall satisfaction with the process. It’s important to recognise that productivity and fulfilment are often best achieved by prioritising singular focus over attempting to multitask.


FOMO and Hypnotherapy London


Practice Mindfulness


Instead of relentlessly pursuing an illusory sense of happiness and then experiencing FOMO, do things differently. Mindfulness involves being fully present in our lives and cultivating non-judgmental awareness of each moment as it unfolds. Rather than constantly chasing external validation or seeking grand achievements, you can find satisfaction by mastering the art of appreciating simple, everyday pleasures.


An excellent resource for integrating mindfulness into your life is Sylvia Boorstein’s book, “Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There.” This insightful guide offers valuable insights and practical techniques to help you incorporate mindfulness practice into your daily routine.

By embracing mindfulness, you can learn to savour and find fulfilment in the present moment. It allows you to let go of the perpetual chase for future achievements and instead appreciate the richness and beauty of your immediate experiences. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, we can discover a deeper sense of contentment and derive satisfaction from the ordinary aspects of life that we may have previously overlooked.


Prioritise relationships over possessions


Another tip I share with London hypnotherapy clients is that for overall well-being, the value of quality relationships far surpasses the accumulation of possessions or the pursuit of various experiences. This means prioritising relationships and dedicating time and effort to nurture them. In fact, investing in relationships and developing the necessary skills to cultivate them can be one of the most effective ways to counteract the compulsive behaviour often associated with FOMO (fear of missing out).

So, rather than solely focusing on material acquisitions or fleeting experiences, direct your attention towards building and maintaining meaningful connections with others. Relationships provide us with a sense of belonging, emotional support, and a shared human connection that possessions and experiences alone cannot replicate.

Cultivating and maintaining healthy relationships involves effective communication, empathy, understanding, and genuine care for others. With London hypnotherapy clients I often consider how to foster these relationship-building skills. Ultimately, prioritising relationships over material possessions or constant pursuit of experiences can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Savour the moment


In our fast-paced world, it’s essential to cultivate the practice of savouring the present moment. Instead of rushing through pleasurable experiences in search of the next thrill, take the time to truly immerse yourself in them. Allow yourself to linger and fully appreciate the richness of the moment.

Do this by engaging your senses and indulge in the sensory delights that surround you. Take a moment to deeply inhale the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee, pause to admire the beauty of blooming roses, and relish in the delightful scents that capture your attention. By cultivating the art of savouring, you can enhance your experience of the tastes, sights, and other sensations that enrich your daily life.

Savouring requires mindfulness and a deliberate effort to be fully present and attentive. By consciously savouring each experience, you can cultivate a greater sense of gratitude and deepen your connection with the world around you.


Cultivate the attitude of gratitude


FOMO can often be a lack of true appreciation for what you have, as you fantasise about all you don’t have. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude is a powerful antidote to the perpetual chase for fulfilment. FOMO, or the fear of missing out, often stems from the belief that we lack something essential for our well-being. However, by embracing gratitude, we shift our focus to acknowledging and counting the blessings in our lives at this very moment, where life is truly unfolding.

Gratitude invites us to recognise and cherish the abundance that exists in our lives, whether it’s in the form of relationships, experiences, accomplishments, or simple joys. It encourages us to shift our perspective from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance.

As I explain to hypnotherapy clients, practicing gratitude doesn’t mean ignoring legitimate desires or aspirations. Instead, it allows us to find fulfilment in the present while still pursuing growth and personal development. It reminds us to appreciate the journey and the blessings we encounter along the way.

By cultivating gratitude, we tap into the inherent beauty and goodness of life, fostering a deeper sense of well-being and contentment. It shifts our focus from what we lack to what we have, instilling a profound appreciation for the present moment and all the blessings it holds.


Are you affected by FOMO? If you would like to find out more about how my sessions in London and online can help, consider hypnotherapy today and get in touch to find out more.



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Jason Demant Clinical Hypnotherapist
London hypnotherapist. Seeing clients in King's Cross and online. Diploma in clinical hypnotherapy, counselling and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) from Life Matters Training College, based on Harley Street, London. Fully insured and a validated practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council and member of the General Hypnotherapy Register.