Hypnosis for Habits

  • Did you know that hypnosis can help you stop bad habits? 

  • Do you have a bad habit that you just can’t seem to stop, even though you find it embarrassing or annoying?

  • Have you tried to stop but nothing seems to work?

Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, an integration of hypnosis and CBT, can help you stop bad habits such as hair pulling or nail biting.


If you are considering hypnosis to help you break a habit, then have you considered how hypnosis combined with CBT could be even more effective? Based in East Cork, I work with clients both in person and online, helping them to break bad habits once and for all.

Anything that can be learned can also be unlearned. All habits can be broken. Of course, it’s not always easy to break an established habit unless you have the right kind of help, and that’s exactly what hypnotherapy is designed to offer you. Hypnosis can be really effective in helping you to break bad habits for good.

Habit Reversal Training (HRT) is the main approach that I will use to help you overcome your habit. This can be delivered across two one hour sessions or in one single two hour session. This approach is based on proven techniques with a strong success rate. Research shows this therapy leads to an average reduction in habit frequency of 90% after just one week (Nunn & Azrin, 1977). A meta-analysis has demonstrated that HRT can be a good intervention for a number of repetitive behaviours, including stuttering, tics, nail biting, thumb sucking, and other oral-digital habits (Bate et al, 2011). Are you ready to finally break the habit?


Interested in hypnosis in Cork or online? Book a FREE 20 minute no-obligation consultation call.



  • Azrin, N. H., & Nunn, R. G. (1977). Habit Control in a Day: The Breakthrough Book that Describes Professionally Tested New Methods for Eliminating Stuttering, Nail Biting, Hair Pulling, Muscular Tics, and Other Nervous Habits. Simon & Schuster.
  • Bate, K. S., Malouff, J. M., Thorsteinsson, E. T., & Bhullar, N. (2011). The efficacy of habit reversal therapy for tics, habit disorders, and stuttering: a meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 31(5), 865-871.