'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
Work addiction or Workaholism Checklist Quiz
If you answer 'yes' to any of the questions below, you may have some work addiction patterns.
Do you find every 'logical' excuse to explain why you need to work so much? You then spend more time working than intended?
Does work flow into your evenings, weekends or holidays? This includes using your personal mobile for non-urgent work emails or communication.
Are you concerned about relationship problems and health problems (mental and physical) resulting from overwork or preoccupation with work?
Do you sometimes feel guilty or weak taking a lunch break or when taking sick days, when genuinely unwell?
Do you find it hard to put off tasks (even when not urgent) or find it hard to delegate tasks that others could also complete?
Do you have planned healthy activities that help you relax, for example socialising or exercise? Do you sometimes work instead?
Do you like to look productive and busy, sometimes using work to feel important or be seen as intelligent or valuable?
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.
How do I help you reduce work addiction or Workaholism?
Successful long term reduction of work addiction is a process of change, involving a number of steps.
How does your work addiction or Workaholism affect you?
What is driving your need to work harder and for longer hours? Does it stem from a compulsive need to achieve status and success? If this is true for you, you may also be a perfectionist, never entirely happy unless everything is ‘just right’.
You may be using work as an escape, to avoid going home to either face your partner and family or another concern, including loneliness.
What are the consequences of work addiction for you? You may not be sleeping or eating properly. You may talk about socialising or exercise, but in reality these often get sacrificed for work.
What are the excuses or arguments you use to justify your long hours or hard work? Maybe you feel you have to in order to get up the career ladder? Do you fear the negative reaction of your boss? If you are self-employed, do you fear financial loss or missing out on opportunities? Whatever your arguments are, the result is stress and feeling your life is out of balance. If you feel out of control or unable to take control, help is here. It is time to reconsider how you are doing things.
Sometimes workaholics engage in addictive or unhealthy activities, such as overeating, drinking too much alcohol or gambling, in order to find ways to relax or feel freedom from the straitjacket of work. If you can’t easily turn off from work, relationships, sleep and blood pressure can be affected too. You may be seeking help, since those behaviours or areas of life, are concerning you now.
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 feelings and reduce your overworking lifestyle or workaholic career decisions.
There can be a great deal of shame associated with any addiction. Often work addiction is about how you wish to appear in the eyes of others, be that at home or at work. It can feel hard to admit you have a problem to solve here. It can feel a big deal to admit to yourself that something needs to change and often ‘confessing’ to a partner, loved one, friend or colleague, sounds like something simply too big to do. It may sound like you are admitting to failure, on some level (which it is certainly not).
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 work and the issues that work can bring up for you. What is the role work has begun to play in your life? How do you view it? Do you use work to avoid other aspects of life, to escape, to deal with other stresses and anxiety? How do you deal with the stresses work itself create? Do you feel more confident and less self-conscious or more in control when engaged in work?
We will look at the underlying reasons for your patterns. These may go back many years and touch on other areas. You may find that these underlying issues also really need to be addressed.
For example, has work begun to function as your way of avoiding important life issues or relationships? Do you ever use work as a way to feel important, successful or valuable , to numb yourself or avoid emotions and feelings that are uncomfortable?
We will find new ways for you to do well with challenges and thereby reduce the addictive aspects of work in your life. We will work on bringing back balance.
Working hard is often okay. It is when you feel compulsed to do so that something may need to change. You may view work as simply somthing to pay the bills or it is a way for you to find meaning and purpose. It is all about a healthy balance, in which you feel calm and that work has the appropriate role in your life.
We may need to look at your boundaries around time management. Do you need to implement healthy and clear boundaries around your work life, ensuring it doesn’t seep into home and leisure time?
It is time to deal better with work stress and also find alternative ways to deal with life’s ups and downs. It is also important to consider healthy ways to relax and nurture your well-being.
Working too much may be a way to avoid addressing and working towards those things you truly want out of life. Parallel to reducing work addiction, 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, noting relevant work addiction behaviours or thoughts. These may include items such as working extra hours, missing lunch, checking email on weekends, or feeling stressed at work. You will keep a diary 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 Work Addiction 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 overworking and workaholism for future success.
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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Summary of Work Addiction Reduction Packages
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You can book individual sessions at a standard fee of £90.
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