Facial tics are brief, repetitive, spontaneous spasms of the facial muscles. They can be very different, but the most common ones are eye blinking, facial grimacing, nose wrinkling, mouth twitches, squinting as well as throat clearing and grunting. These facial tics are often symptomatic of neurological conditions like Tourette syndrome, and sadly many people don’t realize they are very treatable with facial tic hypnosis methods. They commonly happen during childhood and can disappear within some weeks, even if some may last much longer.
The causing factors of facial tics still are not fully understood, but a few things are suspected of triggering or worsening the symptoms. Tics may result from some nutritional deficiencies like a magnesium insufficiency, but they are also very often symptoms of other disorders such as Tourette syndrome, whose causes are most likely neurological, and, to a certain extent, genetic. Anxiety and stress have also been proven to trigger and significantly increase the frequency of facial tics & especially facial tics in children.
Facial tics are hard to deal with everyday especially for children. Teachers, schoolmates and even sometimes parents, may not be able to understand how tough it is to try to hold back the tics, especially for an extended period of time such as for instance a class. People will very often ask the child to “stop it”, or may even mock him or her because of the tics.
From facial grimaces to eye blinking, tics almost always feel embarrassing and inappropriate for children and adults alike. It is also fatiguing when one must try to control them perpetually. This obsession could make you excessively self-critical and you could in turn start to lose confidence in yourself or to even develop some sort of social anxiety.
It is nonetheless possible to eliminate this embarrassment and to avoid other people’s awkward stares. There are ways to considerably reduce, and even sometimes definitely cure facial ticks,in order to restore your peace of mind and enjoy a completely normal life. You would never have to fret again about facial grimaces or handling any annoying twitches.
Facial tics are usually left untreated or, in some acute cases or when the tics are symptoms of Tourette syndrome, patients might be prescribed neuroleptics which are also used to treat disorders like schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. These types of drugs were not developed to cure facial tics particularly and can not be efficient all the time.
Moreover, they are known to have numerous negative side effects both on the short and long term. Insomnia, depression, sexual dysfunction, weight gain and anxiety are only some of the many negative side effects which are associated with these drugs. Some of them can even aggravate tics over time! But there are however other ways of treating facial tics that are entirely natural and free of negative side effect.
Methods that use hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) have been developed especially for the purpose of treating facial tics. They can actually help you reduce them over time. To understand how such methods work it is important to know that tics are not a purely physical condition and are not fully involuntary either. They are an answer to an unconscious impulse to do the movement of the tic. This desire uncomfortably manifests itself as you try to hold back from performing the movement. Such urges also grow in intensity and frequency alike if the patient feels stress or anxiety or if placed in certain situations.
Facial tics are a way to diminish pressure when you are feeling anxiousor are dealing with a stressful environment. Such an unconscious association can be cured using hypnosis and NLP, since they are able to modify the sort of behavior your unconscious provokes when facing certain situations. In severe cases, the therapist will suppress the facial tic by suggesting the unconscious make you twitch your toe instead. When the toe moves it is not visible or apparent to people around you. Hypnosis also makes you become much more relaxed in general, so it is an appeasing experience. It will help you suppress both the stress and anxiety that aggravate facial tics.
Facial tics come in a lot of different forms: eye blinking, nose wrinkling, mouth twitches, squinting, facial grimacing, grunting or throat clearing. Although tics have physical causes, there are also as we have seen, very strong emotional factors. Anxiety and stress are certainly the most important of these factors. Tics have their roots in the unconscious mind as an answer to states of anxiety and stress; using self-hypnosis and NLP it’s very likely you will be able to change this association. Anxiety and stress can also be efficaciously fought in the long run with the relaxing, stress relieving methods of hypnotherapy, which will considerably reduce the occurrence of facial tics.