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Habit Disorders

Are you looking to find hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, and Gateshead for help to eliminate a bad habit? Quays Clinic of Hypnotherapy in North Shields can help you. Ian Smith is an award-winning therapist.

Hypnotherapy for bad habits in Newcastle upon Tyne

Habit disorders are performing a behavior continually without thinking or being aware that you are performing it. Many habit disorders happen in the early years of a child’s life and are quite often caused by trauma, stress, and anxiety.

Many different habit disorders can be very destructive in a person’s life and the lives of family and friends that are around them. Habit disorders can be eliminated, especially when they are caught at an early stage in a child’s life.

If you suffer with a habit disorder consider using hypnosis for bad habits.

Types Of Habit Disorders

Habit disorders can be virtually anything. As long as the habit is done repeatedly, it will most certainly be considered a disorder. Many habits are formed as a way to relieve stress and tension which often goes unnoticed for many years until someone else notices and says something about it.

The habit can become performed so often that a person may start to do it all the time, regardless of where they are or who they are with at the time. A person could start nail-biting out of nervousness whilst waiting for the results of a test or interview.

A person may also start to bite their nails when waiting in a queue, watching TV, or when overcoming boredom.

  • Nail Biting.
  • Stuttering.
  • Hair twirling.
  • Bed-wetting.
  • Thumb sucking.
  • Skin picking.
  • Overeating.
  • Twitching.
  • Hair pulling.

Breaking A Bad Habit

Many children will outgrow bad habits and never think twice about doing them again. Other children will continue to perform their habits well into adulthood. When they become aware of their actions they quite often continue to do it when they are alone as a comforter.

What Can A Parent Do?

There are many things that a parent can do to help their child break their habit disorder. For children that bite their nails or suck their thumb, you could introduce oral gratification such as a healthy snack.

A wonderful way to deter a child from thumb-sucking is to discover a food ingredient that the child doesn’t naturally like and put a small amount of the ingredient onto the child’s thumb.

You can also quietly remind them that they are performing a bad habit and teach them other methods to help them cope with their nervousness or frustration.

Uncontrollable Habits

Some habits are very difficult to control. These would include habits such as twitching, hair pulling, shouting something repetitively aloud, muscle jerking, and compulsions.

These would be called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette disorder, motor tics and vocal tics.

Treating Habit Disorders

The treatment of uncontrollable bad habits usually starts with talking to a therapist who will introduce the person to the many different types of therapy techniques that are available. The aim of therapy is to break the old pattern of behavior and introduce a different way to cope with the situations that cause stress and anxiety.

Sometimes, if things do not get any better children are put into a management program where they can be offered different types of adult support and products that will help them to reduce the chance of hurting themselves.

Some of the available products are helmets to prevent them from injuring their head or gum shields for children that grind their teeth. In some very extreme cases, some children are put on a variety of different medications that act as sedatives.

Do Not Chastise Your Child!

When dealing with children with bad habits, it’s very important not to shout at them or make them think negatively about themselves. The best thing a parent can do is to not make a big deal out of the situation and just point out healthier alternatives.

Any negative responses by a parent about their child’s habits can backfire and cause the habit to become far worse than it was. This quite often leads to additional stress and anxiety and an increase in the frequency of performing the habit.

Hypnotherapy For Habit Disorders

Hypnotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne is by far one of the very best ways to help both adults and children to overcome their bad habits and behaviors. If you are looking for hypnotherapy to manage your bad habits contact Quays Clinic today.

Ian Smith (Distinction) D.Hyp  T.F.T  M.U.F.H. Telephone: 0774 3353367.

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