Nail Biting Hypnosis -  Working with the Un-Seen

By now, you may have heard about the treatments available to deal with nail biting (if not we invite you to read our section on nail biting treatments).  One of them involves the use of hypnotherapy, a practice that despite its effectiveness is seen by many with suspicious eyes and disbelief.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a state of trance achieved by certain techniques.  In this state you are more aware and more in the present.  Suddenly the thought of your conscious mind are diminished and you are more open to suggestions.

It is important to internalize the fact that we can’t be lead to do things we don’t desire with hypnosis.  First we must agree with what is going to happen. (It’s not that they say “jump off the roof” and you do it).  And second we must also know the fact that there are not such people that ”never wake up form the trance”.  Everybody wakes up, because this state is just like other common state we all know: sleep.

Nail Biting Hypnosis – How it Works

Nail biting is a habit.  Habits are according to Random House Unabridged “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” this means that if you bite your nails you do it because you have been doing it for quite a while, and this behavior has entered the subconscious – you end up putting your fingers in your mouth without even noticing it.

Since it is a behavior that resides in the subconscious, it makes total sense that you ‘attack it’ from there.  Hypnosis will suggest your mind to stop nail biting but in a positive way, slowly, these positive hypnotic suggestions will enter your mind and almost as silently as nail biting entered your life, it will leave.

What Products are available for Nail Biting Hypnosis?

These so-called hypnosis tapes are the most common method, because they are either bought or provided by the hypnotherapist.  You can skip going to the hypnotherapist, but tapes are necessary.  The success of this nail biting treatment depends on the repetition.  Hypnotic suggestions must be given regularly on a daily basis, but they do not last long, usually 20 minutes.

A lot of people complain when they use these tapes saying that they don’t listen anything, or that “it is just music in the tape”, but what they don’t consciously perceive is what gives power to these tapes.  There is a range of sound that it is not consciously perceived.  These tapes put in these range all the positive hypnotic suggestions you need.

As we said, hypnotherapist give out tapes too when treating their patients.  The advantage of going to a hypnotherapist is that they will assess you personally, but nothing more. However if you are planning to go to a hypnotherapist, make sure it is not a scam.  Ask for a certification first, and do your research if he or she comes from a good institute.  Or you could ask a psychologist if he does hypnotherapy, psychologists nowadays use hypnotherapy as part of their treatment arsenal for a variety of behaviors.

If you are interested in hypnotherapy for nail biting, we invite you to visit our recommended nail biting products section where you’ll find a special tape made for nail biting that you can download in just minutes.