An unwanted habit or addiction is defined as something you feel you have no control over which affects your life and the lives of those you care about.
Habits such as overeating or smoking are the most common, but there are many other behaviours that affect people’s lives, make them unhappy or cause a risk to their health and the health of those around them.
If you have an unwanted habit or behaviour, it may often feel as if you are out of control, that there is someone else or something inside of you that is making you do this. A “little voice” that always tells you to do something when you don’t want to do it. But that little voice is part of you and is part of your protection system.
As a species we evolved to survive and thrive so our subconscious, the heart of our being, is always creating mechanisms that support this. However, sometimes things get distorted and what your subconscious thinks is a protection mechanism becomes an unwanted habit that causes you upset rather than allowing you to survive and thrive.
The good news is that you are in control, you can change how you react to certain situations, and you can protect yourself in ways that are healthy and which allow you to succeed and grow stronger in body and mind. You just need to know how to change it, and to believe you can.
The reason why hypnotherapy works so rapidly with unwanted habits and behaviours is because it works directly with your unconscious mind, bypassing the critical mind and getting to the root of the issue so that changes can be made that support your goals quickly and efficiently.
Just a few examples of bad habits that can be worked on with hypnosis are:
- Over eating, poor relationship with food and weight gain
- Biting nails
- Teeth grinding
- Recreational drug use
Many unwanted habits often develop from childhood but sometimes begin in adulthood. Habits are normally formed with regular repetition of a pattern or behaviour which over time becomes automatic and is effortlessly carried out by the subconscious mind with little effort from the conscious mind. Over time the person may be barely aware of its presence and it becomes an automatic response.