How hypnotherapy can help with Nail Biting


Bad habits such as nail biting can be relatively annoying to those living with stress. You see nail biting is one of the many byproducts of stress in one’s own life. Those suffering with stress might not even realise that they are biting their nails. It can begin as someone controlled but can slowly turn into an involuntary reaction whenever stress is apparent.

The medical term for nail biting is known as onychophagia and can affect anyone, at any time and any age. Nail biting can sometimes spawn through childhood, studies have found that most nail biters are actually children between the ages of 7 and 10.

The cause for this is entirely dependent on a case by case basis. These studies find that it is mostly men that bite their nails compared to women, although this does not rule them out of contention. There are some very rare cases where certain individuals will bite their nails in their sleep.

Nail Biting is an unhealth habit

Nail biting, as well as being embarrassing, can be incredibly painful also. Infections are even more available to the fingernails of nail biters. The amount of germs that lie under the fingernails is a very long list.

These germs can enter one’s system through the mouth, nose and eyes. With that in mind you can tell that nail biting is not healthy. If nail biting continues, then there are chances that nails will be deformed and could even fall off.

We all have our own differences for nail biting, some might consider the act as a way of grooming. Keep in mind that the bacteria gathered through nail biting can cause various dental issues, including gingivitis. Nail biting can vary on severity depending on the individual.

Bloody fingers and loss of nail is probably when these issues are well past a simple bad habit, this is borderline OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). If you are tired of nail biting and wish to find a solution, then maybe you might want to consider hypnotherapy.

How can hypnotherapy help you stop this nasty habit?

Hypnotherapy gives one the power to control and eliminate habits within our mind. Nail biting manifests itself through the mind,

which is why targeting the mind is key in identifying a possible course of action.


Hypnotherapy teaches one to focus, to control their concentration in a way that only sees to enter a deep sense of relaxation. Hypnotherapy allows one to bridge the gap between their conscious and subconscious. It is in the subconscious where stress builds.


Through hypnotherapy one can be aware of their habits in a way they have not previously known. Controlling your habits can be difficult when you don’t even know you’re doing it, which is why hypnotherapy is a must if you want to stop these habits wholeheartedly.


One example of hypnotherapy in action is known as habit reversal training. This is where the mind can sense all of the movements of the body, thus giving you a chance to stop certain bad habits from happening.

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