Hypnotherapy is an ideal way of breaking bad habits, one of the most common ones is the biting of the nails and this can include biting the cuticle and also the soft tissue surrounding the nail

This action is usually carried out unconsciously when watching TV, reading a book or when bored and stressed.

It’s the most common of the typical “nervous habits,” which include thumb-sucking, tooth-grinding, hair-twisting or -pulling, nose-picking, and skin picking.

It is a common way of relieving underlying stress, anxiety and tension that has built up. This is a similar habit that is also found in smokers, excessive eating and is called ‘oral satisfaction’

Most sufferers grow out of this habit in their childhood or during their teenage years, however a number carry the habit forward into adult life and find it hard to break the habit.

Nail biting can be both unhygienic and unsightly and eventually can disfigure the nail and finger.

Some will have tried to stop this habit by painting their finger nails with unpleasant tasting liquids, while others will have tried relying on will-power alone to end this troublesome habit.

Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment in helping people to overcome their tendency of biting their nails, combined with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) both therapies can have rewarding results. EFT is a very effective therapy in dealing with addictions and habits of all kinds.

Usually there can be an under lying cause which may date back a number of years, hypnotherapy can help to pin point the reason why it initially started.

Not all negative physical behaviours have an underlying cause; sometimes it is actually just a physical habit; i.e. it “feels” good for the individual to take part in this practice of nail biting

The first part of the hypnotherapy session is to see if there is an underlying cause, to teach the individual how to be less tense, anxious and more calm.  I use several other powerful techniques. As an example, I can help the client to set up an “Anchor” to help change their anxious thoughts.

Hypnotherapy can eradicate the habit by helping to form positive new alternatives to nail biting, helping the person cope with anxious situations and stress triggers in a much more constructive way

Hypnotherapy has been proven to be one of the most straightforward and effective ways of getting people to stop. By reprogramming the subconscious mind, it is possible to end this harmful and frustrating habit.

If your thoughts are “I want to stop biting my nails” and “I would love to have more attractive nails”, then hypnotherapy maybe what you are looking for.