Facial tics are brief,
repetitive, sporadic spasms of facial muscles. Methods that
use hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) have
been designed particularly for the purpose of treating
facial tics. They can help you reduce them over time.
Facial tics are brief, repetitive, sporadic spasms of facial muscles. They can be extremely diverse, but the most common ones are eye blinking, facial grimacing, mouth twitches, nose wrinkling, squinting as well as throat clearing and grunting. Such tics are often symptomatic of nervous disorders such as Tourette syndrome. They usually occur during childhood and can disappear within a few weeks, but some may last indefinitely.
The causes of facial tics are still poorly understood, but some things are thought to trigger or worsen the symptoms. Tics can be caused by some nutritional deficiencies such as a lack of magnesium, but they can also very often be symptoms of other conditions such as Tourette syndrome, whose causes are most likely neurological, and, to a certain extent, genetically inherited. Stress and anxiety have also been shown to provoke and significantly increase the frequency of facial tics.
acial tics can be hard
to live with especially for children. Teachers,
schoolmates and even sometimes parents, might not understand
how difficult it is to hold back the tics, especially for a
long period of time such as a class. People will most often
just ask the child to "quit it", or might even
mock him or her for having tics.
blinking to facial grimaces, tics always feel
inappropriate and embarrassing for both children and adults.
It is also exhausting to have to try to control them all the
time. This obsession can cause you to become overly
self-critical or to lose self confidence and can lead to
It is however possible to get rid of this embarrassment and
to avoid people's awkward stares. There are ways to
considerably reduce, and sometimes totally cure, facial
tics, in order to restore your peace of mind and enjoy a
fully normal life. You would never have to worry again about
facial grimaces or controlling any of those annoying
Facial tics are usually left untreated or, in some severe
cases if the tics are proven to be caused by Tourette
syndrome, patients may be given antipsychotics which are
also used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia,
attention deficit disorder or obsessive-compulsive
disorders. These drugs were not designed to cure facial tics
in particular and may not always be efficient.
Furthermore, they are well known for their numerous adverse
effects both on the short and long term. Depression,
insomnia, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, anxiety are only
a few of the numerous undesirable side effects which can be
caused by such drugs. Some of them can even worsen tics in
the long run! But there are however other ways of dealing
with facial tics that are entirely natural and free of
negative side effects.
Methods that use hypnosis and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic
Programming) have been designed particularly for the purpose
of treating facial tics. They can help you reduce them
over time. In order to understand why these methods works it
is important to remember that tics are not a purely physical
disorder and are not entirely involuntary either. They are a
response to an unconscious urge to perform the movement of
the tic. This urge unpleasantly builds up as you try to hold
back from performing the movement. Such urges also increase
in both frequency and intensity when the patient feels
stress or anxiety or when placed in certain situations.
Facial tics are a way to relieve pressure when you are feeling
anxious or are placed in a stressful environment. This
unconscious association can be cured with hypnosis and NLP
because they are able to change the behavior your
unconscious mind triggers when facing certain situations. In
severe cases, the therapist will eliminate the facial tic by
suggesting the unconscious make you twitch your toe instead.
When the toe twitches it is not visible or apparent to the
people around you. Hypnosis also allows you to become much
more relaxed overall, so it is a stress relieving
experience. It will help you get rid of both the stress and
anxiety that worsen facial tics.
Facial tics come in many different forms: nose wrinkling,
eye blinking, squinting, mouth twitches, facial grimacing,
grunting or throat clearing. If tics have physiological
causes, there is also as we have seen, very strong emotional
factors. Stress and anxiety are doubtlessly the most
important of these factors. Tics have their roots in the
unconscious mind as a response to states of stress or
anxiety; with self-hypnosis and NLP you will be able to
alter this association. Stress and anxiety can also be
effectively fought on the long term with the relaxing,
stress relieving methods of hypnotherapy, which will
considerably reduce the occurrence of facial tics.
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