Trichotillomania

Case Study 1

Carrie was a ten year old brought by her mother to stop pulling out her eye lashes. She was doing it when reading mostly, so she was in trance and had created this habit. She was also standing in front of the mirror doing it. She wasn’t aware of it being a problem until I asked about it. She was quite shy and I felt this may have influenced the habit.

It only took 1 session to stop the automatic pulling. She wanted to carry on though because she felt more confident. I taught her how to be confident like Wonder Woman, and after a few more sessions felt more confident about doing her SATS in June.

Disclaimer:

Hypnotherapy is effective, however results may vary and success in not guaranteed. Full client commitment is important. Please read FAQ’s for more details.


Case Study 2

Helen works in new media marketing which is very full on and stressful, always having to hit deadlines. her boss micromanages her and she has just been promoted. The stress of this and her impending wedding have made her pull her hair more. With focusing on the times it is not happening, indicated that she was procrastinating a lot because she felt so overwhelmed with the amount of work she had to do.

I suggested she create a traffic light system “to do list” This highlights what’s really important (red) what is more long term and not so urgent (amber) and all the small jobs that are not so important which can be fitted in between jobs. By doing this exercise she was able to prioritise her work and lower her stress levels.

After a week she had managed to do many of the small jobs and the quicker she did them and scratched them off her list the calmer and happier she felt.

Her boss went on holiday and that helped sort a lot of backlog out as he kept interrupting her with his work. She agreed that it might help to get him to prioritise the work he wanted so she could incorporate the traffic light system to his work.

Over the course of 6 sessions she found that she was rarely pulling, she was much more aware of the times it had happened so made sure she had a way to change the habit consciously now.

Disclaimer:

Hypnotherapy is effective, however results may vary and success in not guaranteed. Full client commitment is important. Please read FAQ’s for more details.


Penny Ling is a widely experienced hypnotherapist who has worked with everyone from top executives to stroke victims since 2007. She has been editor of Hypnotherapy Today Magazine and is a supervisor and mentor for members of the AfSFH and NCH.

Read Penny’s inspiring story How I beat all my phobias, or find out more how hypnotherapy could help your problem by downloading How Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help with life. Feel free to send Penny a message here.


advert