Dealing Effectively With Allergies and Habits
Allergies and Habits
Allergies commonly make us itch and scratching can turn into a habit. Such kinds of allergies and habits are often closely linked and can be both a cause and a side effect of anxiety. Types of sensitivity can be genetically predisposed and, once conditions like hay fever become a regular seasonal occurrence, difficult to shift or treat effectively. Any form of physical inflammation can be aggravated by stress, making allergic symptoms worse and flare-ups more frequent.
It’s this stress which can be treated with self hypnosis. Calming the mind alters the inflammatory biochemistry of stress, enabling the sufferer to experience comfort and relief from allergies and a greater tolerance of symptoms. There are many ways and means of diagnosing and treating allergies and hypnotic techniques can be used alongside other forms of therapy or medication to advance recovery.
Nervous habits can also be treated with hypnotherapeutic techniques to good effect, sometimes when all else fails. This is because habitual behaviours are subconscious and cannot be influenced by any kind of conscious intervention. A parent telling a child not to bite their nails will simply remind the child that they’re biting their nails but won’t stop them.
Sometimes we grow out of habits but it’s not unusual for adults of all ages to be biting their fingernails to the quick, nose picking, mouth chewing or sucking a thumb for comfort. There’s a lot of guilt and shame attached to habits like these, which we were told off about in childhood but can still be powerless to prevent. Using self hypnosis enables the sufferer to interrupt these mindless habits.