You probably do, but unless they interfere with your enjoyment of life, your relationships or your self-concept you’ll most likely just put up with them.
When I created QPP I hadn’t thought to include changing ingrained bad habits in the list of benefits. However, that quickly evolved as clients reported that they’d stopped smoking, had cut down their alcohol consumption, and had stopped biting or picking at their finger nails, hair and eyelashes!
Why? Because the reason for doing those bad habits had changed as a result of their QPP session (and their ongoing audio homework of 30 minutes a day).
This was a HUGE added bonus! Yet it shouldn’t have surprised me.
When we feel safe and secure, and we learn to care for ourselves and heal our emotional wounds, then the causes of those old ingrained bad habits from years ago can melt away.
I’ve even worked with someone whose stutter improved after QPP when he became calmer, more focused and less affected by his childhood shame and unmet emotional needs.
Your mind is a marvellous thing and it tries to keep you safe. Unfortunately its plan for your future was created in your child-aged brain and so it doesn’t fit you any more – and in fact can be counter-productive and bring you the very things it set out to help you avoid – hurt and shame.
So, there’s no excuse for continued bad habits – they can now be a thing of the past!
By Maxine Harley (MSc Integrative Psychotherapy) MIND HEALER & MENTOR