When someone mentions habits most of us tend to think of the bad ones; biting nails, eating too much chocolate, picking your skin or hair etc.
The surprising thing is, for each bad habit an individual has they are likely to have several good ones.

Most of us check the traffic before we step out into the road, we clean our teeth before we go to bed at night, and check the car is in neutral before starting the engine etc. all without any deliberate thought.

We don’t have any habits when we are born (though we do have instincts that can lead us to form habits). We learn all our habits – both the good ones and the bad ones – through repetition of the behaviour. Just because you chose to eat pudding on the last two evenings doesn’t mean that you are now in the habit of automatically eating pudding without choosing to do so, and chewing a nail once doesn’t mean you are in the habit of biting your nails.

Put simply, habits are things that we have done so often that we now do them automatically, without thinking. In many cases that is a really smart thing to do. We can get on with the routine of life on automatic pilot, so that we can take notice of something else.

To change a habit we need to unlearn the current default behaviour, and learn a new one in its place. This process can be kick started using hypnosis and suggestion.

So, if there is something that you do (or don’t do) that you would like to change, contact Amanda today to find out how hypnotherapy can help you.

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