Control unwanted habits effectively

Unwanted habits

Many people have unwanted habits and behaviours they wish they could leave behind. Smoking, nail biting, teeth grinding, hair pulling, blushing and tics to name but a few are just some of the habits clients often seek help with. The good news is that Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP could help you control and alieviate your problems simply and easily and more quickly than you might think.

Our unconscious thoughts can perpetuate unwanted habits. Therefore with with this in mind finding the source is often the key to an individual’s success. So, whether unwanted habit has its roots in lack of confidence, stress, and or anxiety or is linked to other issues it can be overcome so that a new, desired  behaviour becomes the norm. Explore ways to make the change happen in a way that makes sense to you. This is your chance to change – take it!

Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling)

“From the age of fourteen I suffered with Trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling). In my later teens I began to realise that it had become a real problem. It wasn’t just ‘hair twiddling’. I decided to approach my doctor for advice. As it is quite a rare condition and isn’t widely recognised, she suspected it was stress / anxiety related. She recommended counseling. I pursued this for a few months and to little avail. Consequently so the problem persisted for several more years to come.

I had heard that hypnotherapy was an effective method for resolving this type of habit. At 24, I realised I didn’t want to take it any further into my adult life. I discovered David’s website and decided to contact him at his Hypnotherapy practice in Cheltenham to try and overcome my unwanted habits.

I have had just two sessions with David. Even after the first I was amazed to discover that, after 10 years, I wasn’t pulling my hair anymore. At all. Not only that but if my hands (now very rarely) go to do so, I am completely able to stop it. A real breakthrough. David has enabled me to fix the problem, and to feel more confident and positive about the future. I can’t thank him enough!”
Sofia, Gloucester

Stop smoking

“David,  When you first agreed to help my wife and I to give up smoking we were really excited. It was not until later we thought oh no what does this entail. We both said how quickly you put us at ease at our individual sessions to overcome our unwanted habits. Its amazing how it works, it seems just one session with you and I don’t see smoking in the same way. I definitely don’t want to do it anymore. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wanted to give up smoking or anything else.

The session was professional yet relaxed and informal. You have managed to help us achieve something we would never have been able to without your help. Thank you.”
Steve and Siobhan, Cheltenham.

Stop smoking update

“David, just an additional note to let you know that it’s now 21 months since you helped us overcome our unwanted habits of smoking. Both of us are non-smokers. We feel so much healthier now for quitting and as a result our bank balance is already £2850 better off! Thanks once again.”

Steve and Siobhan, Cheltenham.


“David. I am so chuffed to say that after almost 3 months I still haven’t touched a single cigarette and I feel confident that I never will in the future either. Dropping the burden of this unwanted habit has brought with it so many benefits I generally feel so much happier and content within myself and feel much more confident too. I genuinely do not feel like I am missing out on anything, which I had often felt when trying other methods which aid in the cessation of smoking.

All of the help that you gave me in that single stop smoking session has brought nothing else but positive things for me. As a result I am fitter already and I really am very grateful for your help. For the way that you sincerely cared about me fulfilling my vision of diminishing the temptation and for having faith in me.

I don’t know how you do it. I have to admit it truly fascinates me. I am extremely grateful for your help. I’m so glad that ever stumbled across your practice and the magic that you raise. I hope that you go on to help many more like myself. All the best.”

Miss Jackson, Cotswolds.

‘I was regularly smoking 20+ cigarettes per day before I saw you a while back for a stop smoking session. Just wanted to say a BIG thank you. I’ve not had a single cigarette and I feel so much better. You really have changed my life. Thank you.’

Jeff, Birmingham

Nail biting

“Over a month has now past since my consultation. As a habitual nail biter since the age of five I am very pleased to say that my nails have remained un-bitten for over a month now. As a result, I would like to thank you for your very professional treatment. Furthermore, I assure you that I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone I meet in a similar plight.”

David R. Worcester.

“I’m so pleased to say that I have completely stopped biting my nails and so a noteworthy success. Neither I or my family can quite believe it! A huge thank you to you. I’m currently very close to finishing my course at University and all work is going well.

Rosie B. Windermere, Cumbria.”


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