Pulling your hair out creates a specific visual image of a frustrated or angry person. It is a common saying, but for many people, it is not merely a figure of speech but a fact of life. Also called trichotillomania, hair pulling is a disorder that often co-occurs with anxiety disorders. Those who struggle with trichotillomania may pull hairs from their eyebrows, scalp, or other parts of their body, leaving patchy or bald spots and creating emotional distress. If you have trichotillomania, UpNow’s stop hair pulling hypnotherapy download can help you let go.
What is Trichotillomania?
The medical term for hair pulling is trichotillomania, and while it might not sound serious, the results can be devastating to your self-esteem. When you pull your hair, you may end up with patchy bald spots on your scalp, eyebrows, or elsewhere. Wigs, weaves, and permanent makeup are only temporary solutions. Hypnotherapy for hair pulling offers lasting relief that addresses the problem at its source: your subconscious mind.
Symptoms of hair pulling often include:
- Pulling hair repeatedly, including from your scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes
- Feeling tension when you avoid pulling and relief when you pull
- Noticeable hair loss, thinning, or balding in areas of hair
- Ritualistic hair pulling
- Biting, eating, or playing with pulled hair
- Being unable to stop pulling
Experiencing consequences due to hair pulling, such as emotional distress, social stigmas, embarrassment, or skin infections
Some people who are dealing with hair pulling have other related habits, too, including nail-biting, skin-picking, and lip-chewing. These habits fill specific needs, often serving as a way to manage emotions or deal with stress. While you might realize you are doing it, hair pulling is not a conscious choice but rather an automatic behavior. Automatic behaviors are difficult to control or stop through willpower, but self-hypnosis for trichotillomania offers an alternative. With hypnotherapy for hair pulling, you can address the unconscious triggers and automatic behaviors and find healthier ways to cope.
Managing Hair Pulling
Conventional hair pulling treatments are often centered on psychotherapy and medication.
Unfortunately, psychotherapy is not always effective, and medication masks the behavior rather than eliminating it. Our stop hair pulling hypnotherapy download offers you an alternative.
In one study, adolescents with trichotillomania who were treated with hypnosis experienced a significant reduction in hair-pulling symptoms. The improvement continued and was sustained at the 6-month follow-up. In a similar small study, three children with trichotillomania used hypnotherapy for 8 weeks. Two of the children had a complete resolution of their hair-pulling by the end of the treatment period, and another study participant was symptom-free after 16 weeks. There were no recurrences after 16 months. Hair pulling can be socially disabling and difficult to overcome through conventional interventions. Self-hypnosis offers an alternative that provides empowerment and control. With hypnosis, you can overcome your habit at the subconscious level where it resides.
The subconscious drives your behavior, thoughts, and urges. The patterns it creates help you move more easily throughout your day, but they can also keep you trapped in unhealthy habits, such as hair-pulling. With hypnosis for hair pulling, you can speak directly to the subconscious while you relax deeply and focus intently. The powerful suggestions guide you to a healthier mindset and offer you new ways to manage your stress and urges.
During self-hypnosis for trichotillomania, you will learn to become more aware of your habit and triggers that stimulate the urge to pull. You can find new ways to manage those urges and more effective tools for overcoming stress. You can even use hypnotherapy for hair pulling to tackle underlying issues that are causing or contributing to your hair pulling.
Hypnosis for Hair Pulling
Hair pulling can cause stress and lead to bald patches, sores, and skin infections. It can even lead to permanent hair loss in some cases. You can restore your confidence and your locks with self-hypnosis for trichotillomania. Visit UpNow.com today to learn more about how hypnosis can help you overcome your urges and end your habits or to get your stop hair pulling hypnotherapy download.
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