This page contains information about Jason Demant’s social media, internet and phone use reduction sessions.
You are reading this because you may feel a compulsion to check social media, dating apps, online games, texts, or check the news or your email. Do any of the following sound like your situation?
If you experience any of the items listed below, on a regular basis, you may have some addictive patterns around your phone or social media. You are not alone and I am here to help you reduce these feelings of attachment to technology or the internet.
Have you tried to limit your social media or phone usage or stop it all together, but failed?
Do you find yourself listening out for or looking forward to hearing notification pings, 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 you spend much longer online than 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, to 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 your concentration?
Compulsive social media or smartphone use
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 do times when you can’t connect to the internet feel intolerable?
Do you think too much about what to write or which pictures to post for a ‘status update’, 'story' 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? Anticipating responses from social media or even text messages has been compared to the feeling gamblers 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 it a text or a ‘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. I listen and support. I never judge anything you have done or anything you might say. Sessions are confidential.
Changing your relationship with technology and social media
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. Importantly, we will work to change them.
Living life fully and confidently
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 something we will look at. Gaming or phone usage can be to avoid stress or deal with anxiety, relationships or social situations. 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 ways to 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. I hope my hypnosis sessions will help you made those changes you would like to see.
Quit Smoking Now! Programme
Jason, You have been very helpful. Changing negative habits for positive ones is really the key. The meditation exercises were great. But the most effective thing is to have someone to talk to. Rarely do you find somebody who takes you by the hand and shows you a way out. My breathing capacity has increased and this changes my whole personality. My children came last night and they asked me whether I have done a face-lift. Of course, the skin looks much better without a veil of smoke and depriving the cells of oxygen and vitamin C. I also became much more assertive.
Alcohol Reduction Therapy
Jason helped me to explore the causes of my negative issues and to develop strategies to ensure long-term term solutions. I 'm very happy to endorse him to anyone considering hypnotherapy. It worked for me! Thank you Jason.
Weight Loss and Emotional Eating
Jason really helped me sort out my problems with my relationship to food. I learnt simple and effective steps to help me eat in a conscious way, know when to eat and when not to. I learnt to identify real hunger and to know when I have had enough. Jason is genuine and caring and was very easy to speak to. I highly recommend him when dealing with weight loss and food issues.
South East England
Weight Loss and Emotional Eating
I wholeheartedly recommend Jason's method of coaching. It definitely helped me to cut down on my eating, and I'm also more aware of why I eat when I'm not hungry. In addition, I now have new ways of coping with stress.
Change Behaviour Patterns and Anger Management
Jason enhanced the way that I think and the way that I view people. Because of him, I am more grounded, get less emotionally upset with people, and am truly living up to the goal that we had set during coaching; to become less judgemental of people and be more sensitive
towards other's feelings, and to learn how to communicate with people in way that will make me more effective in receiving what I want. I really feel that Jason was a blessing from God.
Weight Loss and Emotional Eating
Thank you so much for your support and guidance. You were truly an ally in helping me define my goals and structure my thoughts, beliefs and actions towards living each day with more fulfillment and efficacy. Thank you for your remarkable skills, support, accessibility and guidance via our conversations and e-mails these weeks. You have been an incredible and effective coach and a supportive ally who has fuelled my inspiration and provided me with effective tools. I highly recommend you.
Jason Demant’s main clinic is located on Devonshire Street, W1W 5DT in the heart of London’s Harley Street Medical district. Jason also sees clients in Golders Green and Kentish town.
W1W 5DT (Main Clinic)
Free Initial Consultation
Following your free initial phone consultation, you may be asked to keep a diary of technology 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 hypnosis sessions, that is totally fine. There is no pressure and you are under no obligation whatsoever.
Four or Six in-person sessions
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.
Support throughout and 30 day guarantee
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.
I see clients in three locations in London. I am a member of the Box Tree Clinic in London's Harley Street District, W1W 5DT, a few minutes from Great Portland Street Tube station and close to Warren Street Tube station. I also see clients in Golders Green (NW11 7PH), directly opposite the Tube station and in Kentish Town (NW5 2RD), close to Camden Town and Holloway.
Weekend appointments available.