Habit Control


Habit control forms a dominant part of the work of most hypnotherapists. Stop-smoking and weight-loss programs are well recognized. But the profession also deals with nail biting, bed-wetting and other problems. One of the reasons many stop-smoking and weight-loss programs are only temporarily effective is that they do not dig out the causes. Habits have causes and/or points of origin. Procedures which fail to deal with these are often simply bandaid efforts. Causes can be revealed through regression under hypnosis.

Equally important in habit control is determining why a victim continues the practice. Two main reasons for smoking are identification and re-placement – copying someone else, or replacing another habit or filling a deficit in life. In weight loss, causes are all-important. Many overweight people eat very little. But those who are overweight from overeating will usually find the problem is not metabolic, but in the mind – the subconscious mind. Causes may include eating to reward or entertain ones self, to lessen an unpleasant experience, to gain notice and/or authority, to satisfy need for love, as a reaction to fear. The reasons are endless.