Nail-biting causes physical damage to the nails and skin around the fingers. It is a bodily focussed repetitive behaviour (BFRB) that can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction with the appearance of the hands and self consciousness in social situations.
Main reasons for nail-biting
Research shows that nail-biting occurs more when a person is:
- Feeling anxious or stressed about something specific
- Feeling bored
- Spending time alone
- Feeling an urge to be active whilst relaxing
- Feeling prevented from undertaking actions considered important
Breaking the habit
Why not book a free consultation and explore how I can help you to enjoy the sense of personal satisfaction and social confidence that comes from possessing attractive and well cared for nails.