Excoriation Disorder and Trichotillomania Sufferers
Do you have the compulsion to PICK YOUR SKIN or PULL HAIR from your head or other places on your body? These compulsive behaviours which are more common than you would imagine, (and kept well hidden by many sufferers), are referred to as Excoriation Disorder or Dermatillomania (Skin Picking) and Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling).
These anxiety-related habitual behaviours which can become very powerful compulsions, often providing pleasure or release to the sufferer, can result in large patches of baldness on the head or other parts of the body and painful and unsightly sores. These issues can lead to a lack of confidence and shame and guilt which further deepen the sufferer’s psychological problems.
I’ve worked successfully with several sufferers of both conditions and use a combination of Clinical Hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and a Desensitisation Process called EMDR. My clients continue to practice in between our sessions, with a customised hypnotic recording to strengthen and expedite our work.
If you know someone suffering from Skin Picking or Hair Pulling and they would like help to stop, please refer them to me at The Hitchin Hypnotherapy Practice. Ring 07805 792191.