Hypnosis is a very effective tool for changing habits. You may consciously want to change a habit but feel stuck and unable to change the behavior. You may feel that you have no choice but to continue to do what you know is not in your best interest. The unwanted habit seems to have a mind of its own. As a result, habit behaviors are repeated automatically, often with little conscious awareness.
You may not be aware of it but your habit is controlled by the subconscious part of your mind, and the subconscious is not as easily communicated with as is the conscious mind. Through repetition, it became imprinted in your subconscious.
Through the use of hypnosis and hypnotic language, we can communicate with your subconscious mind and help it to understand that the hurtful habit is no longer needed as a coping mechanism because there are other choices. Once your subconscious understands and accepts this information, it change it. It has to act on it and begin to change that behavior.
Self-defeating habits that respond well to hypnosis include: nail biting, thumb sucking, hair pulling, daytime and nocturnal bruxism (tooth grinding and jaw clenching), nervous tics, problem eating patterns (e.g., overeating, cravings for junk food and sweets), problem drinking, smoking, and procrastination, and others.
Many simple habits (e.g., nail biting, thumb sucking, and in many cases, smoking) can be often be changed in one or two sessions with hypnosis. More complex habits typically require several sessions. The key is that you must want to change. Hypnosis cannot make you do something you do not want to do. With hypnosis, you learn better self-control.
In the hypnotic state, with your permission and cooperation, the doorway to your subconscious is opened and it is possible to provide information that your subconscious needs to have to change the behavior that you want to change.