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Trichotillomania Ireland

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Hi, my name is Paul Hunter. If you’ve been googling “trichotillomania” or “hair pulling disorder”, in the hope of finding a solution, you’ve come to the right page.

I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist, CBT Practitioner and Life Coach. For the past fifteen years, I have been helping people from Cork, and indeed, from all over Ireland, to overcome their tricotillomania problem.

In order to explore trichotillomania meaning, it’s important that you understand that it is a compulsion. A compulsion is simply a behaviour that is repeated over and over again in a desire to achieve a feeling of relief.

To break down the word trichotillomania, it’s:

  1. Tricho: this is the Greek word for hair
  2. Tillo: this is the Greek word for pull
  3. Mania: the Greek word for behaviour that is a bit too much

The treatment that is the most successful for trichtillomania is what’s called habit reversal training. Essentially, you are trained (using hypnosis) to substitute another action. For instance, instead of moving your hand towards your head, you might be trained to click your fingers three times. With training, this can provide you with an equal feeling of relief.

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Trichotillomania Signs

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Why Do I Pull My Hair Out?

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It may seem mad, frustrating, idiotic, etc. I’ve heard sufferers describe it as all these things and worse. The reasons are quite simple. Deep down inside your unconscious mind believes that by pulling your hair,  you’ll get relief from:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Stress
  3. Tension
  4. Frustration
  5. Boredom, etc.

After a while, pulling your hair becomes associated with a good feeling that makes you feel better, more relaxed, etc. The great news is that you can replace hair pulling with a healthier habit 

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I pulled my hair constantly without even knowing it at times. When I started noticing bald patches, I panicked but I couldn't stop. I now have a full head of hair thanks to you.
Siobhán Lucey (name changed)
Skibereen, Co. Cork.
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Treatment For Trichotillomania In Cork

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Hypnosis and CBT are a powerful solution. Here’s what you can expect when you come to see me:

  1. We’ll arrange a free initial consultation where you’ll have the opportunity to explain exactly how you do your problem (your triggers, etc.)
  2. In Session 1, you’ll have a personalised self hypnosis recording made for you which you will listen to at home for the following 30 days.
  3. Over subsequent sessions, we’ll get you to replace the automatic action of hair pulling with something else that gives you equal relief.

Ready to overcome your trichotillomania problem? Click on the button below to arrange your appointment now.

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