Hypnotherapy for nail biting is very successful when teamed with positive suggestion for continuing confidence and well being. Nail biting can be a painful habit, and one that many people have, and would like to stop.
Some people who have a nail biting habit don’t just bite the nail, they also bite into the skin and down to the nail bed, and this can cause significant damage. In some cases it can cause deformity to the finger tip with the nail ceasing to grow properly.
If nail biting is a habit you have formed it can be really embarrassing because other people can see what you’ve done. It isn’t like having a crafty fag and spraying mint breath freshener afterwards to cover your tracks. When you bite your nails everyone can see – unless you put a band aid on the affected finger, but what if you have bitten lots of them?
Nail biting is done to relieve stress and anxiety, but in so doing others may see that we feel stressed or anxious, and this is not something we necessarily want others to see.
For the nail biter the underlying fear is more often that they don’t want anyone else to know they do it, because if you hurt yourself deliberately it would seem a crazy thing to do, so if you do it it makes you crazy right?
No, it does not mean you are crazy, it means you don’t know how to stop. Be brave – give me a call and I will help you to stop biting your nails. For further information on current trends regarding nail biting please read this article on categorising nail biting.