Can the subconscious mind reframe habit patterns?

I love my job and one of the interesting parts of my job is understanding how and why we all form habits. Whether it’s brushing your teeth, making a cup of tea, feeling anxious in social situations, unable to get into a lift, or struggling with sleep, etc…


Habits play a pivotal role in shaping our daily lives, influencing everything from our productivity to our overall well-being. Understanding the intricate web of habits, their formation, and the subconscious mind's role in shaping them provides valuable insights into personal development. As we explore this, we will look into how a habit is formed. Did you know that hypnotherapy can be a transformative tool in reframing habit patterns, especially helping those who suffer from insomnia, anxiety, phobias, eating, etc…?

Habit formation

Habits are essentially behavioural patterns that become automatic through repetition. An interesting book by Charles Duhigg,"The Power of Habit," explains the habit loop: cue, routine, and reward. The cue triggers the habit, the routine is the behaviour itself, and the reward reinforces the habit loop. Understanding this loop is key to comprehending how habits are formed and, consequently, how they can be modified or reframed.

Habit patterns

Habits are not isolated events; they form patterns that govern our daily lives. Identifying these patterns allows for a deeper understanding of our behaviours and provides a roadmap for change. Whether it's the consistent morning routine or the tendency to snack when stressed, recognising these patterns is the first step toward breaking or reshaping them.

The subconscious mind's role

The subconscious mind plays a crucial role in habit formation. It acts as a repository of learned behaviours and beliefs, influencing our actions without conscious awareness. By tapping into the subconscious, we can uncover the roots of certain habits and work towards modifying them. Visualisation, positive affirmations, and mindfulness practices are tools that engage the subconscious mind in the process of habit transformation.

'Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.'

Jim Rohn

Hypnotherapy for habit reframing

Hypnotherapy, a therapeutic technique that utilises guided relaxation and focused attention, can be a powerful ally in reframing habit patterns. This method allows individuals to access the subconscious mind more readily, making it a valuable tool for addressing habits related to insomnia, anxiety, phobias, eating, and much more. 


Hypnotherapy for insomnia involves calming the mind and promoting relaxation. By addressing underlying stressors or anxieties through hypnosis, individuals can establish a new, healthier sleep pattern, breaking the cycle of insomnia.


Hypnotherapy helps individuals manage anxiety by accessing the subconscious mind to reframe negative thought patterns. Techniques such as visualisation and suggestion can instil a sense of calm and control, diminishing the impact of anxiety on daily life.


Hypnotherapy for phobias involves gradually exposing individuals to the feared stimuli within a relaxed state. This helps reprogram the subconscious response, reducing or eliminating the irrational fear associated with the phobia.

Eating habits

Addressing unhealthy eating habits through hypnotherapy involves exploring the root causes of overeating or making poor food choices, often using food as an emotional crutch. By reprogramming the subconscious mind to associate food with nourishment rather than emotional comfort, individuals can establish a healthier relationship with food.

In unravelling the tapestry of habits, we find a complex interplay between conscious behaviours and the subconscious mind. Recognising habit formation, identifying patterns, and engaging the subconscious through hypnotherapy provide a holistic approach to habit reframing. By understanding these dynamics, individuals can embark on a transformative journey towards positive change and enhanced well-being allowing individuals to lead the life they desire. So simply, yes, the subconscious mind can reframe habit patterns.

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Written by Angela Cain, D.M.H, D.Hyp, CPNLP - Clinical Hypnotherapist
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Angela Cain Clinical Hypnotherapist
D.M.H, D.Hyp, CPNLP,

I specialise in stress and anxiety, especially in teenagers and young adults. I use a unique combination of treatments and therapies including E.M.D.R, NLP, Meridian Tapping, and Hypnotherapy. I have a clinic in The Midlands and I am an Associate within a Harley Street practice.

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