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Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is an unconscious action that is often caused by anxiety and stress.  Bruxism is characterised by teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw. There are two types of the condition – awake and sleep bruxism.

When you are awake, ‘awake bruxism’ consists of jaw clenching as a response to certain stimuli, rather than teeth grinding. Whereas when you are asleep, ‘sleep bruxism’ typically involves jaw muscle contractions and teeth grinding.

If you think you are suffering from bruxism, it is important to have your health checked by a doctor or specialist. They will recommend further investigation and treatment as appropriate.

How can hypnosis help with teeth grinding?

The actions of jaw clenching and teeth grinding are unconscious. The main idea behind hypnosis is that the mind and body work together and cannot be separated. Through hypnosis you can use the subconscious mind to help resolve body issues. It’s simple, safe, effective and has no side effects.

I will use the power of suggestion to change the patterns of thought that are linked with your bruxism.  Through hypnosis I will use techniques to interrupt the thought patterns that are associated with bruxism and replace those patterns with something more beneficial.  The suggestions are designed to:

•Help you reduce habitual clenching and grinding
•Eliminate the underlying problems that caused your bruxism
•Deal better with stress triggering your problem

So if you find yourself clenching your teeth, I will teach you to become more aware of what triggers it so that you remind yourself to immediately relax your jaw and let your teeth separate.