A habit is defined as a simply practised, behaviour done often with ease, e.g . nail biting, eating habits and snacking which can give relief of stress, anxiety, emotional distress, agitation or boredom.
Habits are a part of life, and good habits make life much easier as they stop us wasting time and energy on having to consciously think about everything we do.
The process by which new behaviours become automatic is habit formation. It is an extremely simple form of learning and has its routes in evolution.
We all have countless habits that serve us well in life. We tend not to notice just how many we have and only focus on the ‘bad habits’ that cause us or other people irritation.
We may struggle to overcome unwanted habits and our conscious mind will tell us that we should stop but somehow we continue with the old habit.
Your subconscious mind can’t tell the difference between good habits or unwanted ones. It only knows that if you keep doing something, then it must make sure that you don’t forget how to do it. So habits like smoking and snacking on chocolate or unhealthy foods, are treated the same way as the skills you learn like walking and talking. They get locked into your subconscious mind.
Sometimes you might not want to eliminate an unwanted habit, but to introduce a good one, such as taking up a sport, making sure you have time to relax or introducing something fun into your life.
How can hypnotherapy help with habits
Hypnotherapy can help you to develop, new, constructive habits and help you with the unwanted ones by helping the release of inappropriate and destructive behavior patterns.
I had received hypnotherapy a number of years previously for treating agoraphobia and I found it very effective and changed my life. The problem of anxiety arose after my mum and dad passed away 3 years ago, and I felt sure it would help me again.Linda
I was right. In contacting Lynne I found it really helpful. I felt more confident and less worried about the future. I found Lynne to be very professional but friendly and very approachable which I personally feel is why my treatment was successful.
It wasn’t just the hypnotherapy, it was working together with Lynne and putting things in place that I could use at home if I suffered a “blip”.
I would recommend anyone to be treated with hypnotherapy in this way as it is very successful, and has worked for me.
I sought the help of Lynne because I was struggling with alcohol. I am not addicted to alcohol but when I had to socialise I drank excessively to give me confidence. It did not matter if I knew them well or not at all. I would always drink before I went out would get really drunk become argumentative say and do things I would never do sober or a little tipsy. Lynn helped me through hypnosis what in my past could be one of the reasons I do this and gave me coping techniques. It has been approx. 10 months since I last had hypnotherapy and with the exception of a couple of lapses I have really controlled my alcohol intake at social events and people have commented I have done well and they are proud of me.Julie
The results were almost instant, as you put my life in perspective. I could see things for what they were and the self-help i.e. breathing and techniques really worked for me.Nicola
I’ve not looked back.
I’ve not had an episode at all, I’ve cut down on my drinking. Losing weight slowly and feel generally more motivated. I’ve started to wean myself off the panic attack meds under guidance from docs, and I’m doing great.
I wouldn't think twice about returning to see you if I felt I needed it as you were very easy to talk to and put me at ease straight away. My life at the moment is great, and this is all because you taught me about my life and put it in order.
Can’t thank you enough