Habits and Compulsions

Habits and Compulsions

Break the habits with Wrekin Hypnotherapy in Telford. We can provide hypnosis to help you stop smoking, comfort eating, nail biting and more.

Take charge of your mind and body


Habits are a part of life, and good habits make life much easier as they stop us wasting time and energy on having to consciously think about everything we do. 

Many people have a habit they would like to stop, but find, that willpower and making New Year's resolutions don’t last. Habits develop when the primitive, emotional part of the brain creates a link between a feeling and an action. You feel the need for a break at work so go outside for a cigarette; you feel stressed and find biting your nails calming or you feel a bit down and reach for the comfort food. If we do the same thing often enough that thought pattern imprints itself on our mind. From here it slips into ‘automatic’ and starts to control us!


Compulsions often help us have some relief from a particular anxiety; the drawback is that we feel compelled to perform them over and over again. The frequency and severity of our ritual is often linked to the scale of our anxiety. Therefore they can become very addictive, and in turn necessary, for us to find relief.

Hypnotherapy can help you break a habit or compulsion that you don’t want anymore; by helping you change the relationship between the emotion and the action. We will work together at a level deeper than willpower. With hypnosis I will help you find these inner reserves and help you maintain the habit free life you desire.
Some common habits and compulsions include:

  • Nail biting
  • Hair pulling
  • Comfort eating
  • Eating disorders and issues
  • Worrying
  • Smoking
  • Uncontrollable drinking
  • Excessive gambling
  • Compulsive shopping and spending
  • Self-harm
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