What Bad Habits Can Hypnotherapy Help Treat?
Kicking bad habits is no easy task. For some people, it can be just as difficult to overcome a non-addictive bad habit like nail-biting as it is to kick addictive bad habits like smoking. How can this be when these habits have no physical impact on your body, you may ask? Well, it has to do with your mind.
Most of us pick up a bad habit because dopamine (happy hormones) is released when we do these things. As we repeat these behaviours over and over again, our bodies become used to that spike in dopamine and we start to crave that relaxing, soothing, and happy feeling associated with this hormone. The result is that we keep repeating the bad activity until it becomes a habit.
It is difficult to break bad habits because our brains reward our bodies with dopamine when we perform these bad habits and work against our bodies when we try to overcome these habits. Essentially, your mind’s reward system is exactly what causes you to crave and cling to bad habits and, in a sense, is working against you.
This is exactly why hypnotherapy is so useful for treating bad habits. During hypnosis sessions, your subconscious is accessed and the way you think about your bad habits is adjusted. Your mind is effectively rewired and starts to see bad habits in a new light. When this happens, you no longer receive a spike in dopamine when you perform a bad habit and it becomes easier to overcome the issue. Hypnosis also alters your outlook on life and can make you feel a lot more enthusiastic about other healthy activities.
Hypnotherapy can be a very useful treatment for a variety of bad habits. Here is a quick look at some of the top bad habits you can overcome with this type of alternative natural treatment.
Addictive Bad Habits
Smoking, alcohol abuse, and drug dependency are some of the most difficult bad habits to overcome because the withdrawal symptoms of these habits can seem to have such a strong effect on your body and mind.
Biting habits like nail-biting, lip biting, and cheek biting can become very painful over time and these habits can be very difficult to overcome since many continue with these habits even in their sleep.
Picking habits like skin picking, nail picking, earlobe picking, and lip picking usually result from nervous tension or stress and can be difficult to overcome completely since they tend to resurface in high-stress situations.
Scratching is another nervous habit and it can be a sign of too much stress since stress often results in dry skin and skin irritations.
Excessive blinking can be a sign of an eye problem. But for some, it continues like a bad habit long after the condition has been treated. These habits, like many others, can be difficult to break since it is something we tend to do without even thinking about it.
Most people today are addicted to the internet to some degree. For some it is an obsession to keep checking on social media and others can lose themselves in YouTube videos. These addictions can ruin your social life and cost you your job.
Poor Sedentary Habits
Eating disorders like nervous eating or overeating along with poor sleeping habits and poor spending habits can quickly start to rule your life. These are dangerous disorders or habits that are best treated as early as possible.
If you are struggling with any of these or some other form of bad habit, then one of the best things you can do for improved wellbeing is to book a session with Evolution Therapy. They can help you through guided hypnosis sessions and they can create custom hypnotic audio files that you can listen to regularly. With their help, you can break your bad habit for good.