Reduce Facial Tics With Hypnotherapy & NLP
Facial tics are short, repetitive, irregular twitches of the face’s muscles. They are extremely diverse, but the most usual ones are eye blinking, facial grimacing, mouth twitches, nose wrinkling, squinting along with throat clearing and grunting. Such tics are usually symptomatic of neurological conditions like Tourette syndrome. They most often occur during childhood and can fade away within a few weeks, even though some may last much longer.
The causing factors of facial tics are still not very well understood, but some things are thought to trigger or worsen the symptoms. Tics can be caused by some nutritional deficiencies like a magnesium insufficiency, but they are also very often symptoms of other disorders such as Tourette syndrome, whose causes are thought to be neurological, and, to a certain degree, genetic. Anxiety and stress have also been shown to provoke and notably increase the tics’ frequency.
Facial tics can be tough to deal with everyday particularly for a child. Teachers, schoolmates and even sometimes parents, might not be able to understand how hard it is to hold back tics, particularly for a long time period such as for example a class. People will very often tell the child to “quit it”, or might even mock him or her for having tics.
From eye blinking to facial grimaces, tics usually feel inappropriate and embarrassing for children and adults alike. It is also fatiguing when one must try to control them all the time. This obsession could make you excessively self-critical and you could thus start to lose confidence in yourself or to develop some sort of social anxiety.
It is although possible to get rid of this uneasiness and to avoid people’s awkward stares. There are ways to significantly reduce, and sometimes completely cure, facial tics, in order to regain your peace of mind and have a completely normal life. You would never have to be concerned anymore about facial grimaces or controlling any of those irritating twitches.
Facial tics are usually not treated or, in some acute cases or when the tics are shown to be caused by Tourette syndrome, patients may be prescribed antipsychotics which are also prescribed to treat disorders like attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. These drugs were not developed to treat facial tics in particular and might not always work.
Moreover, they are known to have many undesirable side effects both on the short and long term. Insomnia, depression, weight gain, sexual dysfunction and anxiety are only a few of the several undesirable side effects which can be caused by those drugs. Some of them can even worsen tics in the long run! But there are however other ways of treating facial tics that are entirely natural and free of undesirable side effects.
Methods that use (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and hypnosis have been developed particularly for the purpose of treating facial tics. They will help you reduce them over time. In order to understand how those methods work it is useful to know that tics are not an entirely physiological disorder and are not totally involuntary either. They are a response to an unconscious urge to do the movement of the tic. This urge disagreeably increases as you try to hold back from performing the movement. Those urges also grow in both intensity and frequency if the patient is stressed or anxious or if placed in a particular situation.
Facial tics are a way to relieve pressure when you are feeling anxious or are facing a stressful environment. This unconscious association could be treated using hypnosis and NLP, as they make it possible to change the type of behavior your unconscious triggers when you are placed in certain situations. If acute, the therapist will eliminate the facial tic by suggesting the unconscious have you move your toe instead. When the toe moves it is not visible or apparent to other people. Hypnosis also makes you become a lot more relaxed in general, so it is a stress relieving experience. It will help you suppress both the anxiety and stress that make facial tics worse.
Facial tics come in many different types: nose wrinkling, eye blinking, mouth twitches, squinting, grunting, facial grimacing or throat clearing. Even though tics have physiological causes, there are very strong emotional factors too. Anxiety and stress are doubtlessly the most important of these factors. Tics have their roots in the unconscious mind as a response to states of stress or anxiety; using NLP and self-hypnosis you will be able to change this association. Anxiety and stress may also be efficaciously fought in the long run with the stress relieving and appeasing methods of hypnotherapy, which will considerably reduce the occurrence of facial tics.
Alan B. Densky, CH offers facial twitch hypnotherapy programs as well as a wide variety of popular titles for all stress related symptoms. For pleasure and instruction visit his Free hypnotherapy video library at his website.