Bad Habits

Helping to Resolve Bad Habits Easily and Effectively

Nail Biting - and other bad habits

Nail Biting is one of the most common 'bad habits', and can be caused by nervousness, anxiety, worry etc. In fact, the reason why nail biting first became a bad habit usually doesn't matter, it's more important to find out why it is still happening and to find an alternative. As you remove a bad habit at the subconscious level, you will be given anchoring techniques, amongst others, as a means of replacing it with a good habit.

Similarly Thumb or Finger Sucking or Hair Pulling are habits usually done in private or with close family, as many adults who suck their thumb or pull their hair are embarrassed to be seen doing this.

Whilst in the majority of cases the habit tends to stop naturally in childhood for others it continues into adulthood.
Thumb sucking can provide comfort and is self-soothing which makes it enjoyable thus perpetuating the habit.

Once again Hypnotherapy is extremely helpful as it deals directly with changing the automatic habit in the subconscious part of your mind.
Clients seeking to end this habit will come to understand that they are actually slipping into a light trance state when they suck their thumb, or chew or pull their hair, and so are by definition and practise good hypnotic subjects.

Mindfulness techniques also help by bringing awareness to the thought processes, thereby creating an intervention between the thought and the action.

Using Mindfulness techniques will bring a sense of calm and control, and when combined with Hypnosis can help to alleviate the anxiety that led to the problem in the first place.

Blushing is a common example of what some people feel to be an embarrassing behaviour. Like bad habits, embarrassing behaviours need to be dealt with on a subconscious level.
It is important to identify the triggers for the blushing (or whatever the problem is) and to learn new calm responses.
Again - these calm responses can be acquired while in a state of Hypnosis, and then enhanced with the utilisation of Mindful practices.

Meet  Joel Cantor

Joel is a full time professional Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapist and Trauma specialist.

He is professionally trained and insured and has spent well over a decade helping people just like you.

Joel helps his clients to stop smoking, reduce their anxiety and stress, overcome depression, phobias, fears and insomnia, increase their confidence, self esteem and lose weight.

He displays a relaxed and non judgemental approach and works with clients of all ages and genders, including children.

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What our Clients Say

Rebecca - London

Posted 28 Aug 2014

I saw Joel Cantor for six sessions in order to stop biting my nails. This had been a problem of mine since I was a child and I really felt unable to stop. It had got to the point where I would wake in the morning with blood on my fingers. After the first two sessions I was already biting less often, and by the fifth session I wasn't biting at all! It really did seem like a miraculous cure for a problem that had been plaguing me for so much of my life. I really can't thank Joel enough for providing the solution to the problem, and also for his professionalism and the fact he was able to put me at ease right from the start.

Jonathan Murray - Brixton

Posted 31 Jan 2014

I've always suffered from sudden and uncontrollable bouts of intense blushing whilst in social situations. I'd pretty much given up on finding a solution to this until someone suggested Hypnotherapy. I decided to give it a go and booked a session with Joel Cantor. I was a little nervous to start with but Joel was very understanding and put me at ease by explaining what the session would entail and answering all of my queries in detail (busting a few Hypnotherapy myths along the way! ). Having completed a course of sessions I have to say that I am extremely happy with the results. With Joel's help I have managed to get my blushing under control and I feel a lot more confident in my dealings with other people. What also impressed me was that Joel was very easy to talk to and I felt comfortable discussing my problem with him. I'd certainly recommend Joel to anyone considering Hypnotherapy.

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