Breaking bad habits for good, including quitting smoking, gambling and binge drinking
Are you struggling with some bad habits, you’d like to know what they are and how to get rid of them?
What are bad habits?
Bad habits are patterns of behaviors that we would like to stop.
We formed a habit because when we started it, it made us feel better.
The behaviour can varied like biting our nails, pulling our hair, cracking our knuckles or overeating certain foods, drinking too much alcohol, smoking or a large number of other other compulsive behaviours.
Why are most habits so hard to break?
People with embarrassing or destructive behaviours would like to stop. But using willpower alone to stop, is rarely successful. Because willpower comes from the conscious mind and a much larger part of our mind, around 85%, is the subconscious part and it still thinks that the bad habits helps to relieve stress.
When we have bad habits, we find ourselves doing them as soon as we stop being vigilant about stopping. And it’s hard to be vigilant all of the time and it takes a great deal of energy.
Time to reprogram the mind. It’s not as hard as you might think.
It is surprisingly simple to re-program the mind to stopping a bad habit for good. In fact, it can take only one or two sessions to reprogram the subconscious through hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming and the habit is often gone forever.
We teach our clients healthy ways to manage stress. These techniques you can do anywhere and anytime. You will be able to do them to return to calm and let go of the stress.
People with bad habits often have a number of positive associations with doing their bad habit. To let go of a bad habit we might need to learn how to replace the habit with something that is more desireable and healthy. Once we have chosen this new habit that we want, in the conscious mind, hypnotherapy can put the same idea into the subconscious mind so that you are now of one mind about the habit and quit the old one and replace it with a desirable habit instead.
If you have any questions about habits and breaking habits, please feel free to phone Briar or Luigi and we will be happy to answer those questions.
Give us a call and let us support you to take action.