How to stop compulsive hair pulling? Treatment for Trichotillomania provides cure with a guarantee. Blog of someone who overcame hair pull disorder & inspires others to stop pulling out their hair too.
Then there is the moment you have made an appointment to get treatment of trichotillomania with someone who is able to cure you from all of this.
I still remember that I was a bit nervous. Because when you have been pulling out your hair for 9 years like I had, you actually have grown accustomed to hair picking.
So it seemed a strange idea that maybe something was about to change for me by getting trichotillomania treatment. And change can be scary anyways, because it means that something old and familiar has to make place for something new.
Before I received trichotillomania therapy, pulling out hair kind of protected me
Before I received trichotillomania therapy, pulling out hair was my way to escape from the outside world. It felt if I could withdraw from it all in a safe kind of bubble, as I described in a previous blog post.
(For more details, see: any form or cure, therapy or treatment for trichotillomania starts with this important first step!)
That ‘protection bubble feeling‘ was always there when I was pulling out hair, right with the very first hair. So after 9 years I had become very familiar with it all.
With the negative feelings like sadness and shame afterwards, but also how I felt kind of protected while doing it.
And this way to deal with reality was of course not a very healthy way.
In the end, all it did was make me feel miserable being unable to escape this vicious circle.
Because each day I would travel the same path and just kept pulling out hair, despite all my good intentions to simply stop it.
Getting treatment for trichotillomania: finding out how to stop hair pulling – and more
And then I was finally on my way to receive treatment for trichotillomania. But it was more than just finding out how to stop hair pulling. I was also on my way to change, to a new life.
A life in which I would be able to deal with challenges in a healthy way, without having to fall back into the habit of pulling out hair.
Did it feel scary? For sure!
Because what would my life look like afterwards? What would come in the place for hair pulling? How will I feel? What will others notice? Will I be able to overcome it?
But all these questions and feelings of uncertainty were not as strong as my curiosity and willingness to do everything I could to end my daily fight with trichotillomania.
It was time to clean up and make place for the new, whatever that would turn out to be.
With all my love and wishing you well on your journey for setting yourself free!