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Hypnotherapy and skin-picking (Dermotillomania/Excoriation Disorder)

Excoriation Disorder, Dermotillomania more commonly known as skin picking is classified as a BFRB (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour).


This compulsive behaviour affects 1-4% of the population, women more than men, and often starts in adolescence. Many people pick or scratch their bodies at certain times, it’s when this gets out of hand and interferes with your life that it needs to be addressed.

You can spend many hours attempting to get rid of the slightest perceived imperfection, blemish, or spot. You’re not self-harming, on the contrary, you want to have 'perfect' skin. However, when you engage in this excessive grooming behaviour,  you damage yourself, leave scars and often have sore skin, that bleeds and hurts.

You want to stop, but somehow you just can’t. Your hands seem to have a mind of their own. Even when you can see that you're bleeding and it hurts, you continue.


You may skin pick when you’re bored, frustrated, anxious, or worried. Picking distracts you from these negative feelings, helps you cope, and provides you with a certain pleasure. This quickly disappears when you see the damage of your picking and so you set yourself on a negative spiral.


The part of your body that you pick can be different: face, arms, chest, legs, feet.

How Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you stop picking

Is this you?


You spend a lot of time covering up the damage that skin picking causes?

You feel embarrassed and ashamed of your compulsion

This compulsive behaviour is affecting your life far too much

You feel out of control

How Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you recover from skin-picking

This unique individual online personalised programme gives you coping strategies and skills using a blend of cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation, habit reversal protocol and coaching to help you manage/stop skin-picking

Once you have graduated from the programme you have ongoing access to: 

- Monthly online group sessions  

- new hypnotherapy, relaxation and mindfulness audios as they appear

If you've HAD ENOUGH of this compulsive behaviour and are willing to put in the time and effort needed to leave skin-picking behind, THIS IS FOR YOU!

A wonderful way to discover the power of your own mind. This 2-hour online small group workshop is specifically designed for skin-pickers and includes self-hypnosis that instills strong positive messages for recovery.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who would like a taster into how relaxation and self-hypnosis can really make a difference.

This can be a stand-alone workshop or offer you an introduction to the Determined Programme

During this 2 hour workshop you'll learn and practice different relaxation and self hypnosis techniques and you will recieve access to pre-recorded versions of the exercises after the session

This will include

Breathing and whole body and mind relaxation 

Specially created self-hypnosis experience 

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