You may have noticed a dull ache in your jaw some mornings, you may have periods of tension in your jaw or your partner has noticed a grinding sound when you sleep.
When you look in the mirror you can see a flattening effect beginning to appear on your teeth.
This wasn’t there ten years ago, or maybe it was and it has steadily got worse.
You may have been recommended by your dentist to wear a gum shield.
Grinding your teeth can have an impact on you and people around you. It can cause accelerated wear on the teeth, damage to the jaw and sore, aching facial muscles. Aching jaw muscles on waking often signal the condition's onset. People who grind their teeth (bruxism) sometimes find out from someone else that the condition is present.
In any case you probably won’t want to have to pay to have the repair work done.
How Hypnotherapy helps
Sometimes when you grind your teeth this can indicate internal tension – this may be contrary to how you feel. This is the way the unconscious and unexpressed parts of you can show.
This can be as a result of our stressful and tough modern lifestyle - a way for the body to express its anxiety . It can be a signal from the body that an area of your life needs some kind of attention. Hypnotherapy can affect the symptom directly by instructing your unconscious to relax when sleeping or perhaps act on a deeper level to address other needs.
Often with this type of work there may be a specific event that once unlocked will allow the teeth grinding to stop.
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a powerful, safe and fast tool in the right hands. Look at How Hypnotherapy Works for a jargon free explanation of this process.