Compulsions

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Email Enas Saad
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Stop biting your nails - for good

Using NLP And Hypnotherapy To Stop Compulsive Nail Biting

Nail biting might seem like a minor problem, but for people who do it compulsively it is a very real and often destructive habit.  Some studies show that as many as 50% of all people under the age of 18 have issues with nail biting, with up to 25% of people 18 to 22 years old continuing with it.  It is a habit that can make you very unhappy and self conscious, but it is also a habit that can be resolved quite easily with NLP and hypnotherapy. 

Why Does Compulsive Nail Biting Occur?

Compulsive nail biting is most often a habit that you are completely unaware of while you are doing it.  You see the results, of course, in your damaged nails and embarrassment at the way your hands look, but you have no awareness of when you are actually biting your nails.  It is not enough, then, to try to get rid of compulsive nail biting by using will power or other “tricks” to stop the habit.

Some of the symptoms of and signs of compulsive nail biting include:

Even more damaging than the physical impact of compulsive nail biting is the emotional impact is has on your life.  It is common to have strong feelings of guilt or shame about the habit, even though it is an unconscious behaviour that can affect anyone at any age.  Compulsive nail biting is based in an automatic thought pattern that you learned at some point in your life, so if you want to eliminate this problem then you have to eliminate the faulty thought pattern.  You have to re-train your mind with a different thought pattern, one that is positive and constructive, and make it part of your deep inner resources.  Once it becomes an automatic part of your unconscious mind, the old behaviour disappears the new, more desirable behaviour takes over.

Using NLP And Hypnotherapy To Stop Compulsive Nail Biting

Fortunately, NLP and hypnotherapy can successfully stop compulsive nail biting dead in its tracks.  NLP targets your conscious mind, helping you to change the thought patterns that contribute to your nail biting habit.  For your unconscious mind, hypnotherapy techniques target your deep, inner resources and help you get rid of the negative parts that are the underlying cause of compulsive nail biting.     

How Long Will Treatment Take?

Because NLP and hypnotherapy combine so effectively to take care of compulsive nail biting, in most cases we can successfully resolve this problem in one or occasionally two one-hour sessions.y you can expect to complete the job in one or possibly two one-hour sessions.