Help with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs) like hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania), nail biting (
onychophagia), compulsive hair or lash pulling) using hypnosis, hypnotherapy & counselling in Fareham and Southampton
Hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis are extremely effective in the treatment of trichotillomania (hair pulling).
Trichotillomania is a condition that causes sufferers to have an overwhelming urge to pull out their own hair (scalp, body hair or eyelashes). This can be anything from a few strands of hair to pulling out your hair in handfuls. If you have this condition you may have bald spots on your head, among your eyelashes, pubic hair, or brows. The results can be extremely painful and can also affect your confidence. If you are skin picking then you may have unsightly scabs and sores. You may be finding this unwanted habit really difficult to break, especially during times of stress.
You may be experiencing the symptoms of low self-esteem which are often present in people who suffer from hair pulling and skin picking. Stressful situations can often make your symptoms worse. Do you find your symptoms worsen if you are feeling angry or bored? Sometimes you will do it without even being aware. Your unwanted habit can be unconscious to start with. This means that, although you really do not want to pull your hair out, you feel completely unable to stop yourself from doing it.
Although it may give you some temporary relief for anxious and stressful feelings at the time you pull out your hair or pick at your skin, this relief is quickly replaced with feelings of frustration, loss of control and embarrassment. You may experience feelings of self-loathing, guilt or shame. This often intensifies the problem that caused your hair pulling or skin picking in the first place. It’s a vicious circle of destructive behaviour that can be very hard to break.
Visible Effects of Trichotillomania
The visible effects of hair pulling can mean sufferers spend a huge amount of time trying to cover up the damage they have done to themselves.
Do you find yourself spending longer than normal to get ready as you have to rearrange your hair to cover up bald patches? Maybe you are anxious on rainy or windy days as it can be hard to make sure your bald patches are not exposed. Just imagine how good it will feel when you no longer have to constantly try and cover up your habit. You will find life more comfortable and you will be able to join in with ‘normal’, everyday activities free from worry.
The benefits of Hypnotherapy or Counselling in stopping your habit of Hair Pulling or Skin Picking
- Feel free from your unwanted habit
- Resolve the underlying issues that are causing you to pull out your hair or pick your skin
- You’ll be in control of your physical responses to stress and anxiety
- Remain calmer and more relaxed in times of stress
- Reduction in bald patches painful sores
- Develop positives ways of dealing with unpleasant feelings and situations
- Improvement in mood swings
- Less time is needed to style your hair to cover, pencil in eyebrows etc. to cover up your habit
Our consultants will offer you confidentially, caring treatment for Trichotillomania (hair pulling). If you have any more questions about our Hypnotherapy or Counselling sessions then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We have 15 years of experience in helping people to overcome and resolve their unwanted habits. You can be confident that our therapists will offer you the very best, most caring therapy available.
For help with Trichotillomania (hair pulling) in Southampton, Fareham & Portsmouth, call the Hampshire Hypnotherapy & Counselling Centre today on 0800 – 9704776 for your free initial consultation with one of our professional, friendly team or consultants