A lot of people talk about Anxiety nowadays, and it is often associated with major fears. It is true that Anxiety can be quite extreme, it is also good to know, however, that Anxiety can be of various degrees of intensity, from little niggling worries to panic and panic attacks, with bodily signals ranging from gentle butterflies to full-on fight-or-flight racing heart.
The following signs are minor forms of Anxiety and as such, although very often long-standing habits, they can often be easily dealt with:
- Nail biting
- Hair pulling
- Finger ‘cracking’
These are habits you might have adopted because you witnessed others doing it, or perhaps developed them yourself as a ‘coping mechanism’ when you are worrying about something, or something is ‘playing on your mind’.
As with any Anxiety, it is often useful to utilise different breathing techniques which will calm you down, or distract yourself as soon as you catch yourself doing it. This is because any habit can be broken if you do something different consistently for a period of time.
There are also sometimes habits that are so ingrained in our minds that even being conscious of when you ‘run’ them can be tricky. This is when Hypnotherapy can be very good, as Hypnosis in itself is a very natural state of relaxation, and while your body is relaxed, your mind can focus on figuring out what you want to change and how to best achieve it.
If you would like to find out more, feel free to contact Anna Finn, a fully qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist, to arrange an informal chat, by emailing her on firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling her on 07966151680.
Have a look at one of the testimonials from her client below:
‘I came to Anna having trichotillomania (hair pulling) for 46 years. After just one session I have not pulled my hair.’