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Hypnotherapy for nervous habits

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


Whatever your particular habit, the same 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, and self-absorption 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.

Some nervous physical habits that I have helped people overcome include nail biting, bruxism, cheek chewing...

How cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you stop your compulsive habit

I use a powerful and effective  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, 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. The awareness of what is happening is often quite eye-opening for you as your rational mind explores and understands this almost instinctive behaviour

  • 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!


Just 3 sessions with Morag helped me to break my nail-biting habit - I finally have the neat nails I always wished for! In the sessions, we identified why and how I bit my nails and then found a new behaviour to replace the nail-biting. I thoroughly recommend working with Morag to help you make the changes you wish to see!                                             

Annable (London, UK)

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