Nail biting often starts in childhood and becomes a habit of which you are not always consciously aware. The frustration becomes worse when you see the state of your nails, fingers and even sometimes the cuticles and skin. Shame sets in as you try so hard to stop but still find that you realise that the damage is still being caused. It’s embarrassing, unhygienic and socially unacceptable, but still you continue. So, what’s going on, and how can you stop?
This is an unconscious habit which you perform often without thinking or realising what you are doing, the cause being the programme in your subconscious mind, a result of the comfort pattern going back to babyhood, when the mouth gives the baby comfort. Being fed, thumb sucking or the dummy if all else fails.. oral gratification. Imagining that sucking or biting the nails relieves stress when you are older goes right back to the old conditioning.
Hypnotherapy can help to stop nail biting as it deals directly with the subconscious drive, relaxing the conscious mind in a very pleasant way and delivering the new message to the deeper part of mind. Nails soon regrow and become healthy once again in a very short time. As long as you actually want to correct this habit it is usually effective. Hypnotherapy cannot make you do anything which is against your will. So, relax, book two sessions of hypnosis and watch those nails grow with great satisfaction and pride in the new look and feel of your hands.