Overcome Trichotillomania ( Hair pulling/Hair twirling habit) with Hypnosis

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NYC Hypnosis therapy for hair puling.

Trichotillomania is  the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one’s own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. There are variations of the habit, when people try to pull the hair until they see their own skin on the hair, or they twirl them, bite them until the hair gets entangled and destroyed. Sounds gruesome, but this is actually a common habit among women in New York City.

Usually around spring women with trichotillomania seek out solutions to end the habit, as they tend to be more outdoors, with no hats to hide their bold spots. I have been getting a wave of trichotillomania clients in the last few months.

Trichotillomania is usually caused by depression, stress or traumatic events in the past. It many ways, this habit is a way to release anxiety or nervous energy. Many of my clients report that they actually enjoy pulling their hair, as if it gets them into some soothing relaxing state of mind. They forget their stress and troubles, their inner chatter shuts down and they slip into a state of trance. So, unconsciously a person does that with a  positive intention, to feel better and more relaxed.

Logically, every clients understands that hair pulling is a self-distractive, unhealthy and unappealing habit, however the unconscious mind bears  a different belief: “this habit makes me feel better, I release stress when I do it.”

When I work with my clients to help them overcome bad habits such as hair pulling/twirling, I  reeducate  their unconscious mind about the dangers and disadvantages of the habit and I  teach them a few healthy ways ( quick self-hypnosis techniques) to release stress.

There are many self-hypnosis techniques that can immediately help you release anxiety and make you feel more relaxed. My three favorites are Bilateral Stimulation technique, EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) or Peripheral Vision technique. These short self-hypnosis techniques serve the same goal as a hair pulling habit: they make you feel calm and relaxed. Except that they are absolutely  healthy!

After we’ve gone over those techniques, I induce a state of deep mental and physical relaxation – hypnosis. I reeducate my client’s unconscious mind about all the disadvantages of the bad habit, that it’s dangerous for their health, doesn’t make them look good, doesn’t fit them anymore and etc.  Most importantly through ideo-motor responses I assure that the client has accepted a new programming and understood the healthy techniques to help them release stress, in case the old urge for a bad habit ever returns.

Schedule a hypnosis session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff in her midtown Manhattan office or over Skype. CALL 646 450 8167 NOW or email info@insidehypnosis.com  New York Hypnotherapy is Your Solution to bad habits.

Testimonial:

“I have not twirled my hair in 3 weeks. Going to the hair dresser on Saturday and I will not need a haircut. I have utilized the techniques you taught me and the audio.” L.O.

 

Overcome Harmful Habits with Hypnosis

beautiful girl enjoying the summer sunHypnosis is widely used to help people overcome bad habits.

Nail biting, hair pulling, skin picking, thumb sucking, smoking are all common bad harmful habits that can easily be overcome with hypnosis and replaced with new positive and healthy habits. Instead, you can be programmed to take care of your nails and skin, to exercise moderately and comfortably, and lead an over-all healthy life style.

Most bad habits are associated with some positive feeling of satisfaction or comfort. These associations are stored in your unconscious mind and were formed at some point in your life.  It doesn’t matter when and how they were formed, because for hypnosis all we need to do is program your mind with new specific affirmations about the negative aspects of your habit and the positive consequences of overcoming it. Sometimes, in the case with bad habits, all your mind “knows” is, how comfortable it makes you feel to bite your nails, pick your skin or pull your hair, while logically you know it is unpleasant, un-appleaing and overall useless. Through hypnosis you can rewire these associations and remove the old patterns. You will stop the bad habit and never come back to it.

When I work with clients to help them overcome bad habits with hypnosis, I use a hypnotic induction to deep mental and physical relaxation. When the client reaches a state of trance, I give them specific suggestions to help them break an old bad habit and substitute it with a new healthy behavior.

Any additional suggestions focus, positive thinking, motivation to exercise or eat healthy ( if necessary or requested) are given to a client for the overall well-being and success.

SCHEDULE A HYPNOSIS SESSION to overcome a harmful habit. NYC Hypnotist  Elena Beloff is available for private hypnotherapy sessions in her Midtown Manhattan office. CALL 646 450 8167 NOW or email info@insidehypnosis.com  New York Hypnotherapy is Your Solution.