Hypnotherapy Associates Suffolk


Professional, confidential help for lasting change
07720 633 555
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Hypnotherapy Associates Suffolk

Professional, confidential help for lasting change

07720 633 555

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Hypnotherapy to treat bad habits

Hypnotherapy is very successful in treating a variety of habit disorders, including nailbiting, hair-pulling (tricholtillomania), and skin/spot picking,smoking to name a few.

Strategies enable the person concerned to accept future positive consequences of stopping the habit and the state of hypnosis enables new pathways and patterns of activity to be established. In this way the brain learns to assume better and fuller control over the body.

Clients are able to experience and calmness and comfort instead of negative feelings which sometimes accompany the habit. They can find themselves able to accomplish things much more efficiently and with less effort while the subconscious mind is eliminating any wish to continue the unwanted habit.

How Hypnotherapy/ Hypnosis helps treat bad habits



  • Often habits are subconscious, i.e. 'I'm watching TV and before I'm even aware I've starting biting my nails' hypnotherapy can raise awareness by changing the habit from subconscious to conscious.
  • Teaching self hypnosis
  • Finding more appropriate ways to relax or unwind
  • Break the 'loop' of the habit, desensitising any triggers i.e. boredom, TV, stress, unhappiness, lack of confidence etc
  • In some cases it can be useful to find the source or cause of the habit
  • Lowering levels of anxiety
  • Increasing feeling of confidence
  • Re-accessing the body's feelings
  • Identifying any secondary gains
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