Is this you?
Fed up of being caught in the trap of your habit
Ashamed of your skin or hair or nails
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 habits when you're bored, anxious, or stressed.
Hairpulling (trichotillomania), nail-biting, skin picking, thumb sucking are a few of the more common ones, there are many more.
Whatever the particular habit, the same vicious cycle repeats itself endlessly.
The habit produces a moment of intense pleasure and relief and a reduction of your stress.
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 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 habit
I use a proven technique called habit reversal together with relaxation techniques to help you overcome and master your habit.
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.
2 or 3 sessions are generally all that you need to get rid of an unwanted habit for good.
Just imagine the freedom and sense of self-efficacy that you’ll have when you look at your new self!
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What my clients say
Pulling out her hair and eyebrows was such a long-standing habit that Jo had no hope things might change. Then the unthinkable happened. After just three sessions of CB Hypnotherapy Jo experienced life-changing results.
I’m retired and have bitten my nails all my life. I’ve tried everything to stop, but nothing's worked. What I liked about Morag’s hypnosis sessions is that no guilt or judgment was involved. We explored when and how I bit my nails. Using hypnosis we did relaxation and visualization exercises. I really felt that I had been given allies to help me. Today, I no longer bite my nails! I feel as if a burden has been taken away and I’ve even gained in self-confidence! I highly recommend these hypnosis sessions: it’s been the only way for me to overcome a childhood habit.
Anne Bruyère, Grenoble (FR)