Hypnotherapy For Changing Habits
I help people stop the unwanted habits they would like to overcome but perhaps may be struggling to. For some people the urge to do these is uncontrollable and others do them without even realising. The longer you have had your habit the more difficult you might think it would be to overcome it and you may have reached a point where you feel nothing will change. However, hypnotherapy is amazing at transforming habits and helping you make the changes you would like to.
When we first complete an action, we consciously make a decision that this is helpful or a good idea. When we repeat this action many times our minds can assume that this is a useful thing to do and take it on as a habit. This then held in the unconscious mind where our automatic behaviours are run. It saves us from having to apply our conscious attention to tasks and can be really useful for things like writing or riding a bike.
However this process can occur with unwanted habits too like nail biting, excessive snacking, and smoking for example, and this can have a negative impact on our lives. Hypnotherapy can help by working with the unconscious mind to break the patterns relating to this negative habit and encourage healthy new positive habits.
Unwanted habits can often be as a result of another issue - I can support you to identify what the root cause of your habit may be and support you with strategies to overcome it. You may also have found that your habits have previously worsened when under stress or feeling hungry, tired or bored - I can also support you to feel differently in these situations.
Some of the habits I can support you with are listed below and there are many more too, so please contact me to discuss this if you have a habit you would like to stop.
- Nail biting
- Smoking (please see my page dedicated to this)
- Hair pulling (trichotillomania)
- Checking, worrying and counting
- Eyelash pulling
- Teeth grinding
- Skin picking