How to stop hair pulling? Treatment for Trichotillomania provides cure for pulling out hair. Blog post by someone who overcame compulsive hair picking & now inspires others to overcome hair pull disorder.

The question I often struggled with on my own: how to stop hair pulling?

When I was still fighting myself with Trichotillomania I often wondered about the question how to stop hair pulling?

Because I tried everything I could think of but nothing seemed to work.

For a long-time I really thought that you always have to solve your own problems in life.

When I had a difficult assignment at school, when I felt unhappy or lonely, when I was facing important decisions. Everything I was used to do on my own. Also my struggle with overcoming trichotillomania.

This whole attitude prevented me actually from finding treatment for trichotillomania or cure for it

It was this attitude of having to do it all my own that actually prevented me finding appropriate treatment for trichotillomania or cure for it for a very long time. Nine years to be specific.

But I honestly thought that this was the way to do it, because I never saw other people having difficulty with things in their life. I thought I would be considered as an independent and strong person that way.

Something I liked. Because oh my God, if they discovered how I suffered and struggled with hair picking in my life!!! Then they would probably be disappointed.

No, no and no again!

Opening up to find trichotillomania therapy

What allowed me to find trichotillomania therapy

As I explained before, it was when I started showing who I really was to others when I was able to find appropriate trichotillomania therapy and things improved for me.

When I explained what was really going on in my life and no longer tried to hide it from the outside world.

This all happened quite quickly and unexpectedly through the help of a friend as have I have shared before.

If you have not done so and are interested, you can read that story in one of my previous blog posts: any form of cure, therapy or treatment for trichotillomania starts with this important first step.

Because who else but yourself can you be, with or without trichotillomania?! You are the best version of who you are supposed to be. With or without problems. With or without a hair pulling disorder.

Everybody has his or her own challenges and obstacles to overcome in life. And if you try to cover-up what is truly happening and want to solve everything on your own, you’re just making things very difficult and unnecessarily complicated is my experience.

Getting treatment of trichotillomania through help of others

As you are reading my blog posts I want you to know that treatment of trichotillomania is just around the corner. That’s the reason why I have decided to share all of my experiences on overcoming trichotillomania for you and others to benefit from.

If only information like this would have been so easily available to me when I was still in your situation, I could probably have done it all much quicker. But I am glad if what I am sharing with you will help you.

Because showing who you truly are and what you struggle with is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. Who has ever made you believe that you have to do everything on your own? Something I believed for quite some time but did not help me at all.

What I know now is that someone who provides appropriate trichotillomania treatment has the knowledge and experience to help you overcome it.

Help you discover how to stop hair pulling for yourself. A person with this experience and expertise can show you the way and teach you what works to overcome hair picking.

Trichotillomania therapy is all about getting tools & insights

The person offering trichotillomania therapy is only offering you the tools and insights that allow you to take back control over your own behavior. It is still you who has to use and apply what you learn to overcome it, as I did both during and after the assistance.

And when you can optimize that recovery process so you can overcome this hair pulling disorder much quicker, why would you not make use of that?

Remember: I suffered from trichotillomania for nine years and was able to overcome it in only five hours through therapy.

If you have not done so, you can read the whole experience here: overcoming Trichotillomania after 9 years in only 5 hours!

Trichotillomania cure: hard lesson learned

So the hard lesson I learned how to cure yourself of trichotillomania is that fighting this all on your own is a waste of your time and your life if what you have tried thus far does not work.

Because time is really the only precious commodity you have in your life, and why waste it on behavior like this that is only limiting you?

The only reason I am sharing this is to help you to do it better than I did, benefit from the lessons that I learned. So you don´t have to suffer unnecessarily any longer.

By going through this whole process myself and knowing what I know now, it seems insane to choose the slow and painful way by doing everything yourself if that is not working.

Trichotillomania therapy proved to be the way to freedom

Consider trichotillomania therapy. It was my way to free myself from it all.

So here is my invitation if you are still suffering and wondering how to stop hair pulling: consider trichotillomania therapy. It was my way to free myself from it all.

As a start, I simply invite you to investigate your existing beliefs for wanting to overcome trichotillomania or finding a cure for it. Do you want to keep trying it all on your own as I did for a long time, or are you already open to ask for help?

What do you belief and what belief will help you most to get what you want?

It is when I finally asked for help that I discovered I had far more strength in me then I ever anticipated.

And all I had to do next was to follow a process that worked much better then everything I had tried to overcome trichotillomania on my own before.

With all my love and wishing you well on your journey for setting yourself free!


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Stephanie is someone who learned to overcome Trichotillomania with the support of the people behind Treatment for Trichotillomania – Getting Better to whom this website belongs. Through her joy and excitement afterwards she wanted to contribute in helping others who currently still struggle with this behavior in their life. Initially she did this through sharing her story in overcoming Trichotillomania and her video messages on Youtube. Messages that have already helped many people to build up the confidence and belief to take appropriate action and set themselves free from compulsive hair pulling. Since the beginning of 2012 she also blogs on this website to further inspire existing hair pullers to follow in her footsteps for a better quality of life, a life free of Trichoillomania.