Are you pulling hair too often, or too much?
Hypnosis to stop hair pulling is one of the most efficient and speedy methods used today.
While hypnosis is often talked about in magical terms, it is a swift, science-backed, highly-successful method of safely programming the mind & body to perform healthy habits over harmful ones. Trichotillomania is not just a habit, but it can be treated like one, scientifically, with excellent results.
Others have managed to stop hair pulling long-term. You can do it too if you’re ready to experience something more fulfilling than many of the things you have done in your life.
Hypnosis targets and corrects unwanted behaviours swiftly for many people. Clinical hypnosis has been proven to be extremely effective in treating behavioural problems such as hair pulling, skin picking, cheek and mouth biting, teeth grinding, nail biting and other body focused repetitive behaviours.
Research supporting the use of clinical hypnosis for the treatment of anxiety-related behaviour is extensive.
Using a gentle form of hypnosis or guided meditation, we are able to:
Hypnotherapy generally combines clinically proven relaxation practices with storytelling to align a person’s behaviour and thoughts with their desires and goals. People naturally enter trance-like states a few times a day, when relaxed or tired, and by harnessing these times, a person can learn techniques to stop hair pulling.
Urges and impulses can be rapidly reduced and reframed, putting hair pulling safely into the realms of past behaviours; it is this astonishing ability which makes hypnosis one of the most powerful tools to stop hair pulling.
There is some confusion about “trance”, which is not required for clinical hypnosis, and a light relaxation is sufficient to change these behaviours swiftly. In fact trance, rather than being a zombie-like unconscious motion, is a natural, easy-going condition which we all drift in and out of, throughout the day. Most people who have trichotillomania and dermatillomania, feel themselves going into a trance-like state when performing the unwanted behaviour. We simply utilise this natural human relaxation state, to suggest a complete release of urges to hair pull, skin pick or nail bite.
Hypnosis allows you to effectively steer your own behaviours rather than feeling controlled by cravings and urges.
I pulled out hair for over 20 years. Early last year I visited a hypnotherapist and have not pulled out a single hair in over 18 months. The habit of sifting through my hair remained but I have moved house and visited another hypnotherapist and this habit stopped after my first visit. I just regret not facing up to this habit earlier and wasting so much of my life with the problem. Anyway, better late than never. I am now completely free of the urge to touch or pull my hair and much happier as a result.
Yes and no.
Hypnotherapy is a magnificent, powerful tool in your decision to stop hair pulling, and it can trigger a long-term remission.
Hypnosis is a great experience. There’s nothing whatsoever to do except to listen and relax, while keeping as still as possible. That’s IT. You can even do it in the comfort of your own home.
You don’t have to carry the burden of your hair pulling throughout your life. You CAN put it safely in your past and believe it or not, hypnotherapy can help you find the magic switch to turn it off.
updated 3 January 2021, review 3 January 2022