Habit n. - a practice that is hard
to give up.
Habits are usually just a form of negative learning.
There are many common habits that hypnotherapists get asked
to help with and the majority of them respond well to hypnotherapy.
The following list is just a sample of some of the habits
that I have been asked about:
• Stopping/reducing smoking
• Over eating
• Physical excercise/laziness
• Nail biting
• Obsessive cleansing
• Breaking routines
• Addiction to computer gaming
The most important factor in achieving the desired result
is that the client genuinely wants to break the habit, not
their partner or parent.
An example of this is where a client makes an appointment
to give up smoking, during their consultation it becomes known
that the only reason they want to stop smoking is to make
their partner happy. The downside of this is that the client
has no personal desire to give up and therefore it is likely
that the therapy will not be as successful as expected.
Clients who really do wish to break a habit are generally
successful in achieving their set goal and maintaining it
with no problems when they receive hypnotherapy.