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Nailing a bad habit…

We are often asked if hypnotherapy can help free people from unwanted habits. The answer, of course, is: yes it can! We have just finished our second session with a client who had been biting his fingernails for 50 years. He admitted that if he could have got his feet in his mouth, he would have chewed his toenails as well! He also admitted that while he was well-motivated to stop he was not convinced that hypnotherapy could help him, nevertheless he was prepared to give it a try… Now, having completed his third session with us, he’s glad that he did – and he’s optimistic that the habit is on its way to becoming history. As an important initial  step, he was asked to keep a habit diary, logging all instances of nail-biting in the week following his first session. He recorded 128 separate instances. He was asked to repeat the exercise after his second session and he was delighted to log only 69 instances. That’s a reduction of 53.9% in one week. He also acknowledged that his nails were beginning to look better… We look forward to reporting more about his diminishing interest in chewing bits of himself!