Overcome Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) with Hypnotherapy
Bruxism is generally characterised by the involuntary grinding, clenching and gnashing of teeth, most often done unconsciously, mainly during sleep or occasionally during the day as well. It can lead to permanent dental damage as well as a variety of unpleasant side effects, such as regular headaches, neck ache and jaw pain.
Teeth grinding can occur as a side effect of medications or psychiatric conditions such as depression or anxiety. There are also links between antidepressants and recreational drugs such as cocaine and ecstasy.
Hypnotherapy has been well documented as an effective approach to dealing with bruxism. It works by inducing a relaxed state of the mind and bringing awareness of the condition as well as addressing the underlying causes, which can sometimes include complex and deep seated emotional and physiological issues.
Clinical hypnosis will help you to sub-consciously learn to break the habit and will dissolve the root cause of problems that caused your clenching and grinding, as well as helping you to learn effective coping strategies for stress and relaxation.
I also recommend the Sleep Right dental guard during the first month or so of treatment. Stress is often the main cause of Bruxism, so learning Self-hypnosis can not only help you to relax regularly, it can also help you to develop more positive strategies for coping and conquering your daily stress. Teeth grinding is usually an unconscious habit, and hypnosis works to re-program your sub-conscious mind to replace your teeth grinding response for something else that is far more relaxing and positive.
Usually 1-3 sessions.