The Secret Life of Bees

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 I spent this weekend looking at ways to improve the website and make it easier to navigate, which turned out to be quite a cleansing and enjoyable task. I even found time to read some of my new book, The Secret Life of Bees, which a trichotillomania client kindly gifted to me at Christmas. A really delightful read which is far more potent than the title might suggest. For anyone whose mother was not around during their childhood or teens, you may find this book is particularly healing, but it also has a central theme of forgiveness which is appropriate for absolutely anyone. If you are not normally a reader, the film is said to be really good too. If you are one of the many whose unwanted behavior (e.g. skin picking or hair pulling) crops up particularly when you are reading, just try reading two pages at a time …

Our First Blog

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 Happy Friday all! We have had a busy start to 2017, here at Trichotillomania Support! The most exciting thing is our lovely new volunteer, Sarah, who is helping with Social Media. Fabulous start on Instagram, Sarah! I have recently had a conversation with an adorable 7 year old on Skype about hating curled eyelashes, which was interesting to me as I always hated the ones which wouldn’t curl and seemed to grow straight. Which leads me to ask you, which eyelashes particularly bother you and why? If you are a scalp puller, are you someone who goes for the wiggly or crinkly hairs? The HOURS I spent searching for those! We do have a lovely lady who would like a buddy with the crinkly hair obsession. We have also had a lot of questions recently from our tric family about setting boundaries. Is there something you want to be more …

CBT trichotillomania treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trichotillomania

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 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Trichotillomania When treated with CBT trichotillomania can be effectively treated, but must be sustained with refreshers and aftercare. There is a wealth of research and scientific support for the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to support and help people with anxiety disorders such as trichotillomania. Many times, people come to our online coaching package with preconceived ideas about CBT. “But I’ve already had CBT and it didn’t work”, is a common complaint. However, modern medicine differs from practitioner to practitioner, as well as from one medication to the next, and the same is true of CBT. Some people are trained in CBT generally, while a trichotillomania specialist uses CBT techniques alongside other tried and tested treatments, to help stop hair pulling. The fundamental CBT framework gives an outline for treatment in stages. We do comfortably use other approaches, such as NLP and Transactional Analysis for …

How to change thoughts: Mindfulness can help you stop worrying

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 Mindfulness is a soothing technique originating in Buddhism, and now widely used with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to bring to mind and expand a natural, spiritual peacefulness. At Charizma, the way we embrace mindfulness is to place our attention on what matters most to each individual at any given moment. Using the keyphrase of intention over attention, we ask you to be aware (or mindful) of your intention at any given moment, and to apply your attention to fulfilling that intention. So if you have given that last paragraph some thought for a moment, you will see that Mindfulness is really only another word for awareness. Most of us go through life in a state of semi-awareness. Mindfulness invites us to bring full awareness to what we are doing, thinking and feeling in the present moment. Freedom based thinking, a vastly simplified version of cognitive behavioral therapy used in our Online …