Habits and Disorders
Habits are behavior
patterns that are regularly repeated and tend to occur subconsciously,
without directly thinking about them.
Habitual behavior usually goes
unnoticed in the person exhibiting them, because it is unnecessary to engage
in self-analysis when undertaking routine tasks.
Habituation is an basic form of
learning, in which an organism, after a period of exposure to a certain
stimulus, stops responding to that particular stimulus in varied manners.
Take, for example, a newborn baby who wakes up (at least) 4 times a night to
be fed. After a few weeks the parents hopefully have trained their
infant to sleep a little longer (by increasing the amount of milk given as
the baby's capacity to digest more milk grows).
All living entities are creatures of habit
which helps us to survive in so many ways. However some habits can be
destructive and it becomes
necessary to break an undesirable routine in order for us to gain control and
As another example, if you were seeking a job as a hair-dresser but
had a compulsive habit of pulling your own hair then most of your clients
would probably avoid you in case they ended up with little bald patches all
over their head.
Or if you were suffering from Bruxism (teeth
habit would soon wear your teeth down (as well as your partner's patience).
Many habits begin as a stress-response and
become established by repetition. Hypnosis can help you to gain
control over that habit as it addresses the subconscious mind which is the
part of you that controls all habitual behavior. One of my daughter's
used to chew her nails whenever she felt anxious - it was an habitual
response. A slight tap or reminder whenever I saw her doing it
eventually brought the habit out of the realms of unconsciousness, allowing
her to grow beautifully shaped nails. Hypnosis would have worked far
more rapidly had I thought of it at the time.
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