Treat Facial Tics With Hypnotherapy And Nlp Facial tics are repetitive, brief, sporadic spasms of the muscles of the face. They are extremely different, but the most common ones are eye blinking, facial grimacing, nose wrinkling, mouth twitches, squinting as well as throat clearing and grunting. Those tics are usually symptomatic of nervous disorders such as Tourette syndrome. They commonly happen during childhood and often fade away within a few weeks, even though some may last indefinitely.
The causing factors of facial tics still are not fully understood, but a few things are thought to trigger or worsen the symptoms. Tics can be caused by some nutritional deficiencies such as a lack of magnesium, but they can also very often be symptoms of other conditions such as Tourette syndrome, whose causes are thought to be neurological, and, to a certain degree, genetic. Stress and anxiety have also been shown to provoke and significantly increase the frequency of facial tics.
Facial tics are hard to live with especially for a child. Teachers, schoolmates and sometimes even parents, may not understand how hard it is to try to hold back the tics, especially for an extended time period such as for instance a class. People will very often tell the child to “stop it”, or may even make fun of him or her because of the tics.
From eye blinking to facial grimaces, tics almost always feel inappropriate and embarrassing for both children and adults. It is also fatiguing to have to try to control them all the time. This obsession could make you overly self-critical and you could thus start to lose self-confidence or to develop some type of social anxiety.
It is nonetheless possible to get rid of this embarrassment and to avoid other people’s awkward stares. There are ways to considerably reduce, and even sometimes totally cure, facial tics, in order to regain your peace of mind and have a completely regular life. You would never have to worry again about facial grimaces or controlling any of these irritating twitches.
Facial tics are usually left untreated or, in some severe cases or when the tics are symptoms of Tourette syndrome, patients may be given neuroleptics which are also used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Those drugs were not developed to treat facial tics particularly and can not always work.
Furthermore, they are known to have numerous negative side effects both in the short and long run. Insomnia, depression, sexual dysfunction, weight gain and anxiety are only a few of the numerous negative 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 which are fully natural and void of negative side effects.
Methods which utilize hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) have been developed especially for the purpose of treating facial tics. They will help you reduce them over time. In order to understand how such methods work it is important to know that tics are not a totally physiological condition and are not totally involuntary either. They are a response to an unconscious impulse to perform the movement of the tic. This impulse disagreeably increases as you try to avoid performing the movement. Such urges also increase in both intensity and frequency if the patient feels stress or anxiety or if he is placed in certain situations.
Facial tics are a way to diminish pressure when you are anxious or are dealing with stressful conditions. Such an unconscious association could be treated with NLP and hypnosis as they are able to alter the kind of behavior your unconscious provokes when facing 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 apparent or visible to other people. Hypnosis also allows you to become a lot more relaxed overall, so it is a soothing experience. It will help you suppress both the stress and anxiety which aggravate facial tics.
There are all types of facial tics: nose wrinkling, eye blinking, squinting, mouth twitches, facial grimacing, grunting or throat clearing. If tics have physiological causes, there are very strong psychological factors too. Stress and anxiety are without a doubt the most important of these factors. Tics have their roots in the unconscious mind as a response to states of stress or anxiety; with self-hypnosis and NLP you will be able to modify this association. Stress and anxiety may also be efficiently fought in the long run with the relaxing, stress relieving techniques of hypnotherapy, which will significantly decrease the occurrence of facial tics.