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44% of adults bite their nails - find out more about how you can stop quickly and easily.

More information on Stop Nail Biting Hypnotherapy and NLP Consultations.

More information on our Stop Nail Biting Hypnosis MP3's and CD Recordings

More information on Other Products and Ways to Help you Stop your Nail Biting Habit

Stop your Nail Biting with Hypnotherapy

Nail biting, also called Onychophagia, is very common amongst children and adults. It can also involve biting the skin around the nail area leading to sore fingers and broken skin.

For some people, this habit can affect their lives extremely negatively - not only can it lead to unattractive nails, it can also be unhygienic and sometimes even very painful.

Nail biters will often not even realise when they are biting their nails - as it is an unconscious habit, hypnotherapy, which works with the unconscious part of our mind, can be extremely effective and changing the nail biters behaviour.

Nail_bitingHow can you help me stop biting my nails?

We use a combination of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), NLP and Hypnotherapy to achieve the best possible results in often one or two sessions. Biting your nails is often a subconscious habit, by making you consciously aware of what you are doing, it is far easier to make a rational decision not to bite your nails! We can also teach you how to deal with any stress and anxiety in your life, thus eliminating some of the reasons why you may have a nervous reaction or need the 'comfort' of chewing on your nails. People may also bite their nails due to boredom or even hunger, these reasons can also be helped with hypnotherapy.

Most habits are very simple to unlearn and hypnosis treatments usually take just a few sessions.

What our existing clients say

'I went to see Jo for some help to stop biting my nails. This is something I have lived with for 30 years. I had tried to stop previously using a nasty tasting nail solution which did not work for me. The only thing that stopped me getting to my nails was having expensive acrylic nails applied. Even then I would pick at them and try and peel them off causing damage to the nail bed. I knew I had to stop when my young daughter started biting at her nails. This was when I turned to Jo. She was friendly and put me at ease with her calm manner. We spoke about my motivations for doing this and the end result I was hoping to achieve. After just one session I was able to beat the habit. My hands look so different now, and I am able to lead by example with my daughter. Thank you Jo for my beautiful new nails'

Where are your offices based?

We have offices in Lingfield, Surrey and our head office is in the village of Sompting, north of Lancing which is near to Brighton and Worthing on the South Coast of England. However, if you can't get to our offices, we could also work with you over SKYPE/Webcam if you have a computer. You can also purchase one of the hypnosis recordings below.

What is the next step?

Please call Jo on freephone 0800 644 0673 or email if you would like to find out more information on using hypnotherapy to help you or someone you know with your/their nail biting habit.


Stop Nail Biting Hypnosis MP3's and CD Rom Recordings

If you are unable to get to us, or would like a lower priced option, you can purchase the following MP3 recording, which is a professionally recorded hypnosis script for helping you stop biting your nails. The recording costs £6.99 or £12.99 on CD-Rom.

Nail Biting Hypnosis MP3 Download

Overcome Nail Biting and have Nicer Nails with this professionally-recorded hypnosis MP3 download from Hypnotic World Download and benefit from this hypnosis MP3: Nail Biting Hypnosis MP3 Download

Other ways to help you stop biting your nails

There are many other products in the market place to help you with your nail biting habit. These range from books, creams and foul tasting varnishes. We have included some options below which are available to purchase from Amazon. Widgets

Nail Biting -did you know...

Milton Erickson is renowned as the grandfather of Hypnotherapy. When working with a girl that bit her nails, he told her that she was actually cheating herself of really enjoying the nail biting.

By encouraging her to let some of her nails grow a little longer before biting them, so that she could derive even more pleasure from the activity, she decided to grow all of her nails long enough that she might really enjoy biting them. After some days, she realised that she didn't want to bite them anyway!

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" I highly recommend Joanna as a hypnotherapist and a coach, your understanding, empathy and techniques that you use yourself are second to none" - Jo, Forest Row

"Jo has the fantastic ability to make you feel relaxed and safe. Because of this, Jo was able to find the stronger, more positive me. Thank you."

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About Pure Confidence

Pure Confidence Hypnotherapy is based in East Grinstead, West Sussex. We are in easy reach of Crawley, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells and an hour south of London. We also practice from Sompting, North Lancing which is in between Brighton and Worthing and near to Haywards Heath, Littlehampton, Horsham and Bognor Regis.

Joanna Ellis is a full time qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master NLP practitioner and Fitness Instructor. We are fully insured and registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council.

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