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Hypnotherapy for nervous habits

Is this you?

  • Fed up of being caught in the trap of your habit

  • Ashamed of your skin or hair or nails

  • Self-conscious

Habits are behaviours that you have picked up at some point and, for whatever reason, you believe that today you can’t stop. You usually engage in these compulsive behaviours when you're overstimulated: anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated or understimulated: tired or bored

Hairpulling (trichotillomania), nail-biting, skin picking, cheek biting  are a few of the more common ones, there are many more.


Whatever your particular habit, the same vicious cycle repeats itself endlessly.

  • Something triggers you, either an internal state of mind or an event or situation in your day

  • Your habit produces a moment of pleasure, release, self-absorption and relief with the feeling that your stress has lessened. It has distracted you from your unwanted thoughts.

  • This then turns to anxiousness, maybe guilt and shame as you observe the damage.

  • This triggers a further desire to engage in your habit as your stress and anxiety run high again.

Your self-confidence takes a blow as you just can’t seem to stop yourself. Periods of stress and anxiety in your life can increase the frequency of the habit.


You believe that your habit is stronger than you, that it’s automatic and out of your control.


The good news is that just as habits or compulsive behviours are learned, they can be unlearned. Even if you have had your habit for many years. You don’t have to resign yourself to it being inevitable and for life.

How cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you stop your compulsive habit

I use a proven habit reversal technique 
together with relaxation techniques, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy to help you gain control


Not only do the telltale signs of your habit disappear (ragged nails, red bleeding skin, bald patches etc ), you also discover the unique power of your mind and imagination to overcome difficulties.


This regained self-confidence often spills over into other areas of your life.


During our sessions, you’ll learn how to :

  • Relax your mind and body completely. As nervous habits are often full of mental and physical tension, this is an important first step.

  • We then unpack your habit completely, analyzing in detail your thoughts, feelings, and actions just before, during the habit itself, and then after.

  • Strong coping statements, confidence-building, and alternative actions are practiced using hypnotherapy both in the sessions and self-hypnosis at home.



Just imagine the freedom and sense of self-efficacy that you’ll have when you look at your new self!


Take action today and give me a call

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