Compulsive lip–biting (malocclusion) is a variation of chronic cheek biting, which is classified as a body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB). Chronic lip – biting can be found in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) under the heading Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
Malocclusion means bad bite or biting.
Twisted lips, contorted mouth; you know the look of someone who feels the urge to bite when they are stressed. Then they feel guilt, shame, embarrassment and helpless to stop it. Part of treatment should be the negative emotional causes, such as anxiety, shame, guilt and embarrassment, plus the resulting BFRB behaviour (Compulsive lip-biting)
Compulsive lip-biting is usually initiated or influenced* by negative emotional states, and then results in a negative emotional feedback loop that results in the recurring compulsive behaviour. Because chronic lip-biting has both behavioural and emotional components, treatment should focus upon both.
“On a bad day there is always lipstick” – Audrey Hepburn
- Other possible causes can be the side-effects of some medications.
- Temporo mandibular joint syndrome, or an orthodontic malformation or deformity
- This MP3 should be used in conjunction with Welcome No Stress and Anxiety and Welcome Life Beyond Depression.
If you had a bucket of mud (representing negative emotions and behaviors), but you wanted a bucket of clean fresh water (representing positive emotions and behaviors, including compulsive lip-biting), you could put the bucket of mud under a tap and run fresh clean water (representing subliminal affirmations) into the bucket. But it would take a long time, and you would still have a bucket of muddy water. That is an analogy of how most subliminal affirmation downloads currently available on the Internet work, or perhaps do not work. Peter Zapfella uses his one-on-one therapies to ‘throw out’ or delete the mud (representing negative emotions and behaviors, including compulsive lip-biting) and then you can choose to use the ‘Welcome’ Subliminal Affirmations to quickly and efficiently refill the bucket with fresh clean water (representing positive emotions and behaviors). No mud!
NLP and hypnotherapy are very effective in treating body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB) issues because they change or delete the unconscious emotions that drive the patterns of thought that used to lead to the unwanted repetitive behaviour. The ‘Welcome Freedom From Lip-Biting’ MP3 teaches new unconscious patterns of thought and behaviours following one-on-one therapy with Peter Zapfella
Everyone of us is unique. We have all had different life experiences and we react to them differently too. Most emotional and behavioural challenges can respond well to one-on-one psychotherapy tailored to the individual, using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy and perhaps cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). That is why Peter Zapfella suggests you start with one-on-one therapy using Skype and then use the ‘Welcome’ subliminal affirmations to ‘lock-in’ the unconscious shifts long-term. Of course you can ‘flip-it’ and try one of the 266 ‘Welcome’ MP3’s first, and see if they are effective for you without therapy. If so, that’s great. If not you can use skypetherapy.pro
Now you can listen to these subliminals when ready to sleep and let these gentle and encouraging words guide your unconscious mind into the realms of dreams. If you listen to this MP3 while sleeping, on ‘repeat’ or ‘loop’ your unconscious mind will hear this message around 450 times every night. Alternatively you can listen in the background during the day at work or leisure, as no hypnotic trance is required.
These subliminal messages are simply ‘obscured’ from the conscious mind within masking music or environmental sounds to prevent conscious analytical thinking. The more these messages are repeated, the more they are uncritically accepted by the unconscious, which maintains emotions, beliefs and habits of behaviour. A simple message, repeated enough, will become a new unconscious belief, which your unconscious can manifest into reality. A message repeated following therapy with Peter Zapfella can achieve miraculous results.
Subliminal Affirmation Text:
“The old out dated anxiety, shame, guilt and stigmatisation associated with lip biting and gum chewing is all gone, because that old compulsive behaviour has vanished forever.
The truth is lip biting was the cause of anxiety not the cure. It was a childish bad habit associated with thumb sucking. Now you have grown up and grown out of it forever and ever. Your lips are growing strong and beautiful. You no longer have sores and mouth ulcers as a result of lip biting.
The thought of lip biting leaves a bad taste in your mouth. You are now more clear in the mind, more relaxed in the body. You accept everything and everybody because now you are more confident. You have greater self-control. The way that you feel is becoming better and better because the burdens has been lifted for ever and ever now that you welcome life beyond lip biting and gum chewing.”
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