Hair pulling behaviour and its relationship to Mindfulness and Experiential avoidance

Could you take part in my research?

My name is Georgina Hurford and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Essex.

I am currently looking for people to participate in my research exploring the relationship between experiential avoidance (avoidance of negative thoughts and feelings), mindfulness (awareness of the present moment) and hair pulling behaviour. This relates to a disorder called Trichotillomania which involves the recurrent pulling out of one’s hair resulting in noticeable hair loss. However, it is not necessary for you to have a diagnosis of Trichotillomania to complete this research.

In order to participate in this research you must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Experience distress about your hair pulling behaviour.

The study involves the completion of an online survey which will take approximately 30 minutes. A secure online system is used and all of the information you provide will be anonymous.

The study has been approved by the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences Ethics committee at the University of Essex.

Please click on the link below to find out more about the study and begin: