Millions of people around the world bite their nails. In fact, it’s estimated that a whopping 20% of the population falls victim to nail biting at some point in their lives!
When you bite your nails, you are letting all sorts of bacteria into your mouth. Those germs might not be visible to the naked eye, but they can make you sick! Plus, if you bite your nails down too far, you can develop infections in your nail beds.
The question then is; How to Stop Nail Biting?
There are plenty of so-called biting solutions on the market, but most of them don’t work. Some of the most popular are polishes that you apply to your nails and taste bad. However, a nail biting treatment like that is not effective because it doesn’t get to the root of your problem. Nail biting hypnosis does!
Hypnosis can help reprogram your mind and facilitate behavioral change.
The NYC Hypnosis Center 4 Step Nail Biting Hypnosis Program Can Help You
- Identify When, Where, and What Triggers You to Bite Your Nails
- •Improve Your Ability to Overcome Stress
- Assist in Reprogramming the Way You Think About Biting Your Nails
- Teach Self Hypnosis for Daily Reinforcement
If you bite your nails, it is a habit. It might be something you do without even realizing, especially when you are doing basic or boring things – like watching TV, surfing the internet, or talking on the phone.
For many people, it is also a nervous habit – or, something they do when they are put into an uncomfortable situation, like a tense business meeting, a first date, or a party where they don’t know anybody.
During a stop nail biting hypnosis session, the first thing you will do is discover the cause behind your bad habit. If it’s related to stress or nerves, you can work to replace your biting with more productive activities. During nail biting hypnosis, you can train your subconscious to associate relieving stress with positive stress relievers like taking a warm bath, going for a walk, or playing a game of fetch with your dog.
If you bite your nails simply as a way to relieve boredom, you need to make sure that you are physically aware of it every time you do it. That way, you can stop yourself. Hypnosis for nail biting can help you do just that.
If you’re subconscious learns to perceive that biting your nails is something bad – and, thus, you should be alerted to it whenever you start doing it – you won’t sit and absentmindedly chew on your nails anymore.
People who bite their nails may also get some sort of physical pleasure out of it. If the biting and the picking are satisfying to you, you can address that in nail biting hypnosis as well. You can train your subconscious to believe that nails taste disgusting – and that they should be avoided at all costs.
Why is addressing the subconscious so important?
Your subconscious mind is responsible for everything that you do. That’s why over-the-counter solutions do not work. They address your problem on a subconscious level. Until you attack the problem in your subconscious, you will never be able to truly eliminate the nail biting habit.
Hypnosis is a natural state, that when achieved, allows your hypnotist to access your subconscious mind. When you watch a movie, read a book, or focus on a project at work and lose track of time, you are experiencing hypnosis. Once a client is guided into hypnosis, we at the NYC Hypnosis Center can then give positive suggestions directly to the subconscious mind.
We will identify the feelings and triggers you experience so that the suggestions given to your subconscious mind will be tailored to your specific challenge. With the combination of regression and suggestions the fear can be eliminated in just a few sessions.
A Stop Nail Biting Hypnosis session can retrain your mind to:
Eliminate your nail biting habit completely
Develop New Lifestyle Changes
Create an Aversion to Nail Biting
The inner mind, also known as the subconscious mind, controls your automatic responses both positive and limiting. Limiting responses include irrational fears, overeating when bored or stressed, negative self-talk, unhealthy cravings and addictions. Furthermore, it includes emotional triggers in relationships, fear of competition or failure, stress that can trigger medical symptoms, performance anxiety including intimacy, low self-esteem, and seemingly uncontrollable habits.
Hypnosis is a completely natural state that allows for access to a client’s subconscious mind. Even though clients typically feel relaxed, they are aware and in control. After being guided into hypnosis, personalized and customized positive suggestions are given to your subconscious mind to address your unique challenge.
Bad Habits, like nail biting, are often learned or mimicked while watching someone else. These events can cause us to find unhealthy ways to distract ourselves from life’s stresses, like loneliness, boredom, sadness, work related pressure, or financial obligations. The opposite can be true as well. Food and alcohol can be used as a reward and subconsciously connected to social, work, or family gatherings.
An irrational fear is often the inner minds way of protecting us. A fear of flying may be the result of a turbulent flight or a scary amusement park ride. A lack of self-esteem may have been triggered by a teacher saying, “you will never amount to anything”.
In hypnosis, we can help to identify the experience that triggered your fear, habit, lack of confidence, addiction, performance issues, and/or unhealthy cravings. Once identified, we can change the way you view this experience and let it go.
We use a variety of hypnotic techniques that help you to overcome your unique challenge and move forward with your life.
The first session includes an intake and hypnosis to address your issue. The intake includes answering any questions you might have, explaining how hypnosis works, and discussing the exact nature of your problem so that we can target the unique aspects of your challenge. A stop nail biting hypnosis session can free you of this habit once and for all.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person