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habits anchor
Stop smoking cigarettes concept. Portrait of beautiful  holding broken cigarette in hands.
Habit Symptoms

  • irritation

  • restlessness

  • moderate cravings

Addiction Symptoms
  • nausea

  • headache

  • panic

  • shaking

  • intense cravings

  • insomnia


A habit is a repeated action or behaviour that we may do automatically and unconsciously. The subconscious mind looks for repetition in our emotions and patterns of behaviour to learn how to alleviate stress and generally help us feel better.  The subconscious mind does not know the difference between good or bad, healthy or unhealthy.  


The main difference between a habit and an addiction is control and although, not all habits lead to addiction, some bad habits can be very difficult to give up.   Unlike someone with a habit, the addict may find themselves thinking about the addiction all day long.  Many people think smoking is an addiction but if that was true, would you be able to sleep through the night without having a cigarette?   Whether you have a habit of biting your nails, sucking your thumb, humming, trichotillomania, excessive texting, shopping, gaming, procrastination or anything else you do excessively,  your subconscious mind has simply learned that this behaviour either helps you feel better or helps you avoid feeling bad.

How can hypnotherapy change unwanted habits?

A hypnotherapist's aim is to use skilled communication to help you change old thought patterns.  Communicating with your subconscious mind may help you identify the triggers and possibly the root cause of your unwanted habit.  Behaviours that previously relieved stress can be replaced with new positive or healthy habits that increase the same feel good hormones such as serotonin and endorphins using a combination of hypnotherapy, EFT and coaching techniques.

Hypnotherapy and EFT combined offers an effective solution to help you manage a wide range of unwanted habits.

Please do not hesitate to call if you would like to discuss how hypnotherapy can help you overcome unhealthy habits or create new positive habits. 

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