Want to find out how to stop hair pulling? This post from the tream of treatment for trichotillomania may inspire you to find a trichotillomania cure that works for you too!
Letting go of the behaviors, people or things that harm us can seem impossible. But why? Behaviors like trichotillomania can be in our past if we learn the fine art of letting go.
I remember seeing a TV show once which was all about life in a jungle. Among other things, the TV crew followed one local hunter and portrait the method he and other local residents use to trap monkeys.
The method is simple and very effective. The hunter places a barrel near the place monkeys reside and firmly attaches it to a tree. Then he puts some fruit in a barrel and seals the lid leaving one small opening just big enough for a monkey to reach with his hand inside the barrel, but not big enough for him to remove the food which is inside.
Then he hides and waits for the monkeys to show up. When monkeys arrive they smell the fruit and approach the trap. The bravest one reaches and grabs the food through a hole. In that moment the hunter runs towards the trapped monkey. Monkey can escape easily but the hole is too small for him to pull the food out.
In order to escape he has to let go of the fruit. For some reason monkey does not let go. He just tries to pull harder and the hunter catches him alive. The monkey is on his way to a ZOO because he just refused to let go.
That episode reminded me on how we also refuse to let go of the behaviors like trichotillomania or other compulsions, despite that fact that they do not enrich the quality of our lives. And the harder we try – the results are worse and worse.
I remember the time I quit smoking. The main difference between the time I succeeded and all of those other times I failed, was the feeling of freedom of letting go of the behavior that was not good for me. Being free of trichotillomania is all about the art of letting go.
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With love – Toni