Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?

Do you clench or grind your teeth at night?

Grinding or clenching your teeth at night can be very painful. The medical term for teeth grinding and clenching of the jaw is known as bruxism.

The teeth grinding action that occurs with bruxism is unconscious. This is why hypnosis for bruxism can be effective, as it too works on the unconscious level. Stress and anxiety are often linked to teeth grinding; two issues that can also be addressed with hypnotherapy.

If you suspect you are suffering from bruxism, a visit to your dentist or doctor is advised. They will be able to see if the grinding/clenching has caused any damage to your teeth.

As part of your treatment plan, you may want to explore hypnosis. Teeth grinding and jaw clenching happen unconsciously, whether you’re awake or asleep. As the action is controlled by your unconscious, hypnotherapy (a therapy that works with the unconscious mind) can use the power of suggestion to help change thought patterns that lead to bruxism.

Hypnosis puts you into a deeply relaxed state. When you are in this state, your unconscious is open to suggestion and re-patterning. Using hypnotherapy techniques, the thought patterns that lead to teeth grinding can be interrupted. Then, using suggestive language, your hypnotherapist can encourage new (more beneficial) thought patterns.

When looking at stress and anxiety, hypnotherapy can help you get to the root cause. It also supports the development of more positive coping methods, so that your mind reacts better in stressful situations. As teeth grinding can often be a reaction to stress and anxiety, using hypnosis for stress may reduce bruxism as a result.

At Lifepath Psychology our practitioners can help you reduce the stress in your life that may be causing you to clench your jaw and grind your teeth – working with you using psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to get you taking steps in the right direction towards a long restful nights sleep.

Contact Lifepath Psychology on (08) 6496 0039 for further information or to schedule an appointment.

Quit Smoking With Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a method of inducing a trance or a dream-like state of deep relaxation in order to treat disorders of a mainly psychological or emotional origins. Today, hypnosis is recognised by the scientific community as an effective healing tool. It is not a treatment in its own right, but is used as a part of medical, psychological and dental treatments.


Hypnosis for smokers

Hypnotherapy to live a smoke free life incorporates the use of hypnotherapy techniques to address your unconscious issues with regards to smoking.

During Lifepath Psychology’s Living Smoke Free with Hypnotherapy sessions, a client is often asked to imagine the benefits of living a smoke-free life as compared with unpleasant outcomes from smoking. For example, the hypnotherapist might suggest that living smoke-free is a gift of health and wellness to oneself while continuing to smoke is associated with the reverse effect or that cigarette smoke smells like truck exhaust.

When you apply hypnotherapy to quitting smoking, you introduce suggestions that a healthy life without cigarettes is desirable, whereas smoking or the desire or need for smoking is unhealthy – that it is not something you want to do. The goal is to assign positive thoughts and momentum to becoming a non-smoker and negative thoughts to the notion of smoking and everything related to it.

Everyone is different and has different reasons for smoking cigarettes. The areas you need help in are different to your friends. Our Living Smoke Free with Hypnotherapy program is tailor written for you, each session will address your specific needs.


At Lifepath Psychology, our therapists use hypnotherapy in conjunction with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to enhance the effectiveness of your sessions.

Research has demonstrated that hypnotherapy with CBT can enhance the effectiveness of treatments for smoking cessation. CBT and NLP helps to change the thoughts and behaviours to overcome a problem.

Hypnosis complements CBT by helping you to focus on suggestions for healthy ways of thinking and dealing with stressful situations as a non-smoker.

Customised sessions will help you cope with cravings and triggers, while reinforcing your motivations to become a non-smoker. Successful quitting depends on keeping your motivation levels up. The decision to change your behaviours, become a non-smoker and stay a non-smoker ultimately depends on you.


For further information on our Living Smoke Free with Hypnotherapy program please contact Lifepath Psychology on 6496 0039 or email