nail biting

Nail biting (onychophagia) is a common oral habit in children, teenagers and adults, often exacerbated by stress, anxiety and boredom, which can result in split and fractured nails, bleeding around the nails and cuticles, infections, pain and dental problems.

Aversion therapy, Traditional and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy are all very effective in helping clients stop biting their nails. In addition to behavioural therapy, wherein you’ll be taught to replace your nail biting with more appropriate alternative behaviour, you will also be taught to deal with stressful or anxiety-provoking situations in a more constructive manner.

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“Personal experience in the hypnotic management of nailbiting is presented. Confidence in this type of treatment is rested on the results observed in a set of 32 cases, 28 of which were fully and definitively resolved.”

(Arone di Bertolino R, Nanni G. Treatment of onychophagia. Minerva Med. 1980 Apr 28;71(17):1269-72. PMID: 7375051).

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