Heather bit her nails for 25 years out of sheer habit, even though she knew she should stop. She tried to quit many times before trying Pavlok but continually failed because her unconscious habit was so deeply ingrained.
During the first couple of days using Pavlok, Heather shocked herself whenever she bit her nails. These shocks were key to training her brain to dislike nail biting. Her brain received the shock and associated it with the nail-biting.
Heather’s nail-biting quickly dissipated. Her brain associated nail biting with the negative consequence of the shock from her Pavlok, and she soon saw her habit disappear.
Heather’s story proves that no matter how long your habit has been around, it’s still possible for you to quit using Pavlok!