Hypnotherapy for Trichotillomania
Trichotillomania, or trich, for short, is the name for a compulsive hair pulling habit. Sufferers pull hair from their head, eyebrows, or eyelashes or more rarely from other areas of the body. Men can pull their beards.
The habit often starts when young and affects an estimated 2- 5% of the population, women make up 90% of the sufferers. In comparison, nail-biting another BFRB (body-focused repetitive behaviour) touches up to 30% of the population.
You may have suffered trichotillomania in silence, not knowing that it had a name or that others experienced this too.
Trich can leave you feeling alone, isolated, ashamed and embarrassed and wondering what is wrong with you.
Do you spend a lot of time worrying about what your hair looks like?
Are you afraid that other people will notice your bald patches or thinning hair?
Do your muscles ache from compulsive hair-pulling?
Do you feel self-conscious, ashamed and guilty?
Do you refuse social activities, sporting activities and have problems creating and maintaining close relationships because of trich?
Do you dream of having a full head of hair ?
How Cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy can help you manage or stop Trichotillomania
The deep, relaxed, focused mindset that hypnosis offers, lets you accept suggestions, explore feelings and imagine new behaviours and outcomes in the peaceful realms of your imagination.
When you strategically interact with yourself and change your inner reality, you change your outer behaviour.
You can learn to swap out your hair pulling habit for something more helpful using a powerful habit reversal protocol
In order for this to be a long-term achievement, you also learn to:
- Release stress and anxiety deeply and completely both physically and mentallywithout resorting to pulling
- Accept yourself as you are now and learn to keep your focus in the present moment.
- Gain confidence and self-esteem that breaks the cycle of negativity and bolsters your self-belief.
- Identify and stop self-sabotaging thoughts and increase the presence and power of life-affirming positive thoughts.
- Keep strategies to hand if you suffer a relapse.
If you’re ready and willing to put in the work and the time, my treatment can at last release you from the overwhelming effects of this habit.
Just imagine how life could be if trichotillomania was no longer disrupting it!
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Listen to Jo Tilley
Pulling out her hair and eyebrows was such a long-standing habit that Jo had no hope things might change. Then the unthinkable happened.