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    Hypnosis to stop Teeth Grinding

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    How can I stop grinding my teeth? It’s a question that I am often asked alongside people who come and see me with a fear of dentists. It may not surprise you to hear that fear of dentists is one of the most common fears and phobias!

     

    I have written about both those things before and you can read all about hypnotherapy for fear of dentists here: https://www.markpowlett.co.uk/fearofdentists.html

     

    One of the problems with teeth grinding is that it can cause jaw pain and headaches, as well as wearing down your teeth too.

     

    What can I do to help stop teeth grinding?

     

    The first thing to do is make sure that you see your dentist or your doctor. They need to take a look at your mouth and also what could be causing the problem. Normally people grind their teeth in their sleep and that pain of headaches and jaw issues can make your teeth more sensitive too. The technical term is bruxism and you need to take steps to stop it from causing you further problems. 

     

    Sometimes when you speak to your dentist they can fix a problem that may be to do with alignment of your jaw or teeth with a brace or other assistance. If medication is needed a doctor can prescribe this for you.

     

    The role of stress and anxiety in teeth grinding.

     

    It may not surprise you to hear that most people that suffer from bruxism grind their teeth because of stress and anxiety. If you are not dealing with the things that stress you in the day, then you may well not be sleeping well, and that grinding is one way that your body deals with it.

     

    Hypnotherapy for teeth grinding helps you look at what could be causing that stress and anxiety and then deal with it. It’s about changing the things in your life that cause you worries and then learning to let go and relax.

     

    Often just seeing someone to talk to makes a huge difference right at the start. Seeing a professional who is there to help you with no judgement or agenda other than just making sure that you feel better is always a good idea.

     

    Once you start to learn how to let go of stress and those anxious feelings you can learn to sleep more soundly and awake feeling much more refreshed and ready for the rest of the day. When we deal with that root cause and you learn to relax and think about how you want things to be, rather than how you worry they may be you can be surprised at the difference.

     

    So, make sure you see your doctor and your dentist regularly and if you would like to experience the benefits of hypnotherapy for fear of dentists, or hypnosis for bruxism then you can email me on [email protected]

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Paul Mckenna appeared ont Talk radio with Mathew Wright this afternoon and as part of the interview Mathew asked him some interesting questions about how the difference types of therapy he uses fit together.

    You can see the clip here:

    Here's how the conversation went..

    Mathew Wright: What is the relationship if there is one between, what you are talking about, the Havening Process, and what you are best known for, whether it be hypnotism or CBT or NLP or the various acryomns therafter?

    Paul McKenna: Well, it's a great question because if I find something works, I don't mind if it fits in the family of what I already do. I learn it because, I suppose my job is to help people to heal people and also to be like an ambassador for the modern psychological approaches, Hypnosis, NLP etc. So, I see this as just another application of what it is I do, so I looked at all the different psychosensory techniques, in fact I was a big fan...

    Mathew Wright: I'm sorry is there a relationship between the process and say Hypnotism.

    Paul McKenna: Yes, there is. In fact what I tend to do now is, i've got if you like a toolbox. With somebody I will use a bit more hyposis than havening or a bit more NLP and I put them all together as I work with somebody. I am making it up as I go along.

    This is actually one of the best ways of describing what I good therepist will do as I have heard in a long while. I always talk about that toolbox of techniques and how it's not possible to know what you will do and how you will do it until you have started to work with someone. The important thing is to find the right way to help whoever is in front of you at the time.

    People often see Paul McKenna as the TV hypnotist of the past, but actually one thing he does is find the latest new techniques and then champions them and spreads the knowledge about them.