Harvard Medical School Psychologist: Hypnosis Effective in Treating Skin Picking, Hair Pulling

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A link to some supportive literature on the benefits of Hypnotherapy in the treatment of Trichotillomania.

At Aim we use Hypnosis in the treatment of Trichotillomania because of the positive affects we see in our clients. Despite our first hand experience, it is always encouraging to see research and support from other psychotherapists on the efficacy of Hypnotherapy in the treatment of body repetitive behaviours like Trichotillomania.

"Hypnosis is very effective at reducing the stress that often triggers these problems. Also, about two thirds of people go into a spontaneous, spacey trance state when the pick or pull," noted Grossbart. "Learning to convert this 'inadvertent negative hypnosis' into an effective positive tool is vital." -Ted A. Grossbart, Ph.D


Click for additional info on Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours/Trichotillomania and how AIM can help.