Nail Biting

Nail Biting McCullagh Hypnotherapy 07751227738Nail biting is not only one of the most common of all the ‘oral compulsive’ habits but it includes biting the cuticle and soft tissue surrounding the nail as well as biting the nail itself. It is also one of the most responsive to hypnotherapy.


The reason why most people bite their nails, whether in times of stress or simply through habit, is essentially the same mechanism as used by over-eaters and smokers – it’s called ‘oral satisfaction’.
Put simply, ‘oral satisfaction’ involves putting something in your mouth, be it a nail, a cigarette, cream cake, etc, and this will often be done in times of stress.
It can also be a learned behaviour from family members. It’s the most common of the typical “nervous habits,” which include thumb-sucking, nose-picking, hair-twisting or -pulling, tooth-grinding, and skin picking.
Nail biting is a nervous habit that most sufferers grow out of. However if you begin to worry about it and ‘try’ to stop it, the problem will persist. Like any bad habit the more you try to use your will power, the more you feed the negative thought form.

The reason why nail biting first became a bad habit usually doesn’t matter. It’s more important to find out why it is still happening and find an alternative. As you destroy a bad habit at a subconscious level, you need to replace it with a good habit.


Hypnotherapy has been proven to be one of the most straightforward and effective ways of helping people to stop simple compulsive behavior such as Nail and/or Finger Biting. Nail biting is usually a life-long habit but the duration of the problem is irrelevant in terms of resolving it.
By utilising the combined techniques of hypnotherapy and NLP, you can expect success in just one 1-2 sessions.



Nose Picking

Nose Picking McCullagh Hypnotherapy 07751227738Obsessive nose picking (also known as rhinotillexomania) can cause real problems. Apart from people perceiving nose picking as disgusting and therefore anti-social you can damage the inner linings of your nose if you compulsively nose pick.

Of course the alternatives are to use a hanky or tissue but if you pick your nose obsessively it’s not because you don’t know about hygiene it’s because you have an obsessive habit.

Nose picking is an unconscious habit

You’ve probably caught yourself picking your nose without even being aware of it. This is because any habit like this will become unconsciously driven just like nail biting or teeth grinding. Because hypnosis deals with the unconscious mind it’s a wonderful way to deal with unwanted compulsions.

If you pick your nose occasionally in private then it’s no problem but if it’s causing problems for you like bleeding or social embarrassment because you keep doing it publicly then it’s time you got it sorted out.

Hypnotherapy for Drinking

Tired of losing control of alcohol? Tried to cut down or stop  on your own and just couldn’t manage it? Perhaps you said to yourself that you wouldn’t drink tonight, only to find yourself staggering to bed drunk again!

Or, maybe you couldn’t resist the temptation when around your friends who drink!  Or, maybe you managed to stay off the alcohol for a limited period of time, only to find yourself right back where you started.

Darryl helps: 

1. Social Drinkers

2. Regular drinkers

3. Habitual drinkers

4. Binge Drinkers

5. Addicted Drinkers (alcoholics) – Only in conjunction with other interventions.


According to the Daily Mail survey from the 13th November 2013 – The 50 top habits we have are:

How many do you have?

1. Smoking
2. Swearing
3. Picking nose
4. Biting fingernails
5. Coffee
6. Tea
7. Reality Television
8. Fast Food
9. Alcohol
10. Comfort Shopping
11. Credit Cards
12. Facebook
13. Twitter
14. Google
15. The gym
16. Sugar
17. Chocolate
18. Fizzy drinks
19. iPad
20. Smartphones
21. Meat
22. Video games
23. Cracking knuckles
24. Speaking with our mouths full
25. Talking to yourself
26. Use of American English
27. Sex
28. Childhood toy
29. Boiled sweets
30. Bread
31. Pasta
32. Dairy
33. Picking teeth in public
34. Shaving
35. Clubbing
36. Supporting a football team
37. Women’s maiden names
38. Humming to yourself
39. Dyeing your hair
40. Tattoos
41. Piercings
42. Pets
43. Salt
44. Tomato Ketchup
45. Working
46. Chewing gum
47. Biting the ends of pens
48. Licking the spoon when baking
49. Road rage
50. Extravagant spending