With lots of physical habits, the underlying causes could be quite sundry, and at different mental levels. Whilst self hypnosis has a large range of applications, the illnesses that are most immediately related to physical habits have a tendency to be the ones that may be best treated with self hypnosis and those that can be treated most quickly and at once.
This is because they are directly related to how we think and feel and are based very much in the subconscious mind – the domain ain which self hypnosis works!
Smoking cessation is the most well known of these, and self hypnosis is one of the more successful and less intrusive methods for achieving its goal.
Another successful area for the employment of self hypnosis as a treatment is for weight reduction. Likewise, self hypnosis is also the best strategy for conquering a nail biting habit.
Nail biting shares many similarities to smoking. It’s a physical, ritualistic habit that is hard to control or subdue on a conscious level. Either could be due to the ins and outs of an easy physical routine, or perhaps symptomatic of deeper mental issues hidden in the subconscious realms of the mind.
In both cases the habit itself can be easily and effectively stopped with self hypnosis – usually in just one session.
Discovering and resolving underlying mental issues which manifest themselves in nail biting or smoking could be a process that needs multiple sessions with a talented hypnotherapist or a particularly good pre-made self hypnosis CD.
Not all hypnotists or self hypnosis recordings are capable of working at the deep mental level. So be careful which you chose and do some research first! A good self hypnosis review of nail biting hypnosis will probably give you some more insight!
Fortunately, for the needs of getting rid of a smoking or a nail biting habit, they do not need to work very far below the most direct physical level.
The more immediate target of finding a nail biting cure is much more easy. Plenty of our deeper emotional and mental states are impacted by our physical state, so in solving the physical symptoms immediately, we are able to also have an indirect result on deeper issues.
Also, not all negative physical habits have underlying causes; often it is really simply a physical habit. The habit just “feels” good for the person who partake of it.
In my experience, the relaxed and centered state of self hypnosis can achieve nearly miracle results when it comes to achieving simple physical state changes.
Thorugh self hypnosis we can do many wonderful things not just remove phobias or eliminate bad habits. The capabilities exist in each of our minds to block severe pain and nausea; so the ability to prevent one from biting their nails is a relatively modest goal in comparison.
I have found 3 of the strong sides of elf hypnosis to be organisation, substitution and anchoring. With association, one can link the undesirable behavior to something truly unpleasant; with substitution, one can replace the bad habit with a harmless one; with anchoring, one can link physical movement triggers with alternative feelings and behaviors.
With organisation, like the straightforward hypnotic parlor trick can make a chunk of white bread taste like the best Big Apple Cheesecake to a subject, one can make the taste and sense of nail biting to be highly foul. If your subject constantly and regularly is conditioned that the taste and feel of nail biting is really upsetting, it’ll help the habit to vanish.
There are chemical products that achieve this goal via unpleasant tasting nail polish. However, with a psychological organisation they can stop nail biting without counting on doggedly applying a chemical product. This “aversion” sort of therapy can be really useful. But it is only reliable when used as an adjunct to eliminating stress that causes one to bite their nails, as well as extinguishing conditioned responses (unconscious associations), which triggers one to bite their nails.
With substitution, it can be really effective to replace the nail biting habit with a more benign habit. For instance, it is awfully effective to set the proposal that whenever one feels the urges that lead them towards nail biting, they will instead take a big breath, and breathe out slowly, achieving all the same feelings and resolution that nail biting used to bring. I have found the deep respiring substitute to be extremely effective for a wide selection of illnesses.
Anchoring in a similar way can be employed to subvert one action into another, and works very well with the organisation and substitution. It is helpful to make the idea that everytime a subject sees their fingers coming to their mouth, they strongly remember the bad taste organisation, and they instead take that big breath to deal with the stress.
In outline, hypnosis has been proved as one of the more successful methodologies for negative habit alteration. Just as with smoking cessation, the techniques and concepts outlined here prove to be very effective as a long-term nail-biting cure.