What these habits all have in common is that they are conducted subconsciously, which means you are often not consciously aware that you have chewed off half your nail or pulled out a lot of your hair because it’s an automatic response (a habit).
These automatic responses or habits can be exacerbated during stressful times resulting in a habit that you feel is bad for you and that you want to eliminate.
Humans are habitual creatures. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel every day so many of our behaviours are subconscious and automatic such as talking, walking, brushing our teeth, combing our hair and driving our cars. Obviously this makes it easier for us to get through our daily lives by automatically behaving and acting so that we can use our conscious mind for other thought processes and learning.
We subconsciously ‘learn’ good habits and good routines just as we subconsciously ‘learn’ bad habits and bad routines. The good news is that we can unlearn those bad habits and replace them with new, better, healthier coping strategies through hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy assists in teaching us to be present and to keep our minds focused on the task at hand.
Hypnotherapy enables you to be consciously aware of what you are doing and therefore consciously aware of the automatic responses you want to eliminate.