STOP BAD HABITS WITH HYPNOSIS
A script for breaking any habit
STOP BAD HABITS
This script is designed to stop any Bad Habit. It is written as a general purpose script to stop bad habits. You can substitute [Nail Biting] or [Scratching], [Blinking] etc., into the parts where it says [Bad Habit] and it becomes a script for any habit.
It is intended to be used where a client has had treatment, has stopped the habit for a time, and then felt compelled to start again.
How stop bad habits hypnotherapy works
The script works because it uses the techniques of anchoring and visualization. It links the client’s inner strengths and personal beliefs to external triggers. That way, when the external event happens, they are reminded of their own power to stop the bad habit.
The script uses three different anchoring strategies to use when the habit strikes:
A) a physical metaphor to anchor feelings of determination to squeezing their fist shut.
B) a Magic Word. This is associated to a visual metaphor and is used to remind them that they have the ability to succeed if ever they feel temptation to start again.
C) an anchor between a colour and the desired situation. The script uses a post hypnotic suggestion of using the colour to constantly remind them that they can succeed.
EXTRACT FROM THE STOP BAD HABITS SCRIPT
|Identity||In this session you are going to learn how to use self-hypnosis. This will give you the strength you need to get the result you want. You have a natural ability to go into trance anytime you want.||I||You have the ability|
|Capability||This may not be something you are familiar with, but it is something you can do easily once you have experienced what it is like.||D|
|You already know the difference between tension and relaxation, so you already know the basics of it, don't you?||>||Bind|
|You have been able to [Bad Habit] at times, but something seems to be leading you to think about starting again, even though part of you doesn't want to....||Empathy|
|Rule||This is telling you something important...||Reframe|
|Capability||it is telling you that you need to be able to remind yourself whenever you need to, of why you need to stop...||D|
|and to remind yourself that you can stop... that you have that power... that you can succeed...||Reconnect to success|
|This script is in the Clinical Scripts Collection|
|Capability||And as you go through your day... that colour will remind you of feeling calm and confident... and the constant reminder... looking out f or that colour... will make you stronger...||Reinforce COLOUR|
|Capability||and you can brush that temptation way like a stray hair... and forget all about it...||Post hypnotic metaphor|
|And now... you can count to yourself quietly in your mind... from five up to one... and when you reach one you will be back in the present... fully alert and ready for the rest of your day....|
|So when you are ready... begin counting now.|