Trichotillomania Help Article in Aug 2010 of Going Bonkers?

Check out Abby’s latest article on Trichotillomania in Going Bonkers August 2010 issue.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Most hair pullers are bright, insightful, highly sensitive and intuitive souls constantly straddling two worlds; the world of a functioning, successful individual and the secret world of their seemingly never-ending urges to pull “just one more hair”. The extraordinarily successful businesswoman may be negotiating a multi-million dollar deal with you while her mind is split between what you’re seeing and the inner realm of her urges. She wants to sit on her hands to keep them from reaching to her head. She wants to force herself to stop her crazy desires, but she’s unable. [Read the rest of this entry…]

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Trichotillomania: Children and Teens

Many parents of hair-pulling children feel at a loss as to how they can help their child or teenager with trichotillomania. What is the most important thing you can do to help? Remove your focus on the actual hair-pulling and try to better understand the reason for this behavioral addiction. Learn how today!

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Trichotillomania: Unhealed Childhood Trauma

Hair pullers are not crazy.

Chances are, if you’re like any one of us who has stopped hair pulling and ended their struggle with trichotillomania, you never understood why you started pulling. Don’t you owe it to yourself to finally understand why you pull and how to heal it?

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Trichotillomania: Imprisoned Victim? Empowerment!

Listen to how Abby found how to finally leave her compulsive hair pulling, victim-self behind. Begin to understand that process of how, you too can empower yourself to stop listening to the voices of others and listen to yours; your inner voice! The voice of healing. The voice that can release you from your hair pulling and stop your Trichotillomania. Part 3 of a 3-part series.

In this final segment, Abby discusses: 

  1. Shifting from Victim to Empowerment 
  2. I was “imprisoned” with hair pulling and life issues 
  3. I finally began to listen to my own voice instead of continuing to listen to outside voices
  4. Finding my own inner strength

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Trichotillomania: Stop Hair Pulling. Do You Want To?

To stop hair pulling and heal Trichotillomania, you need to want to.

Many hair pullers feel they are alone and do not know where or who to reach out to because they are ashamed. You are not alone. You can stop hair pulling.

But you really need to want to?

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Trichotillomania: Perfect Addiction! A Gift?

Listen why Abby called her Trichotillomania the perfect addiction. Discover why and how the ‘gift’ of being pushed down further into the depth of her pain, saved her and created the awareness that only she could heal her compulsive hair pulling. Part 2 of a 3-part series.

In this second segment, Abby discusses:

  1. How did I turn a corner and begin working on my hair pulling
  2. How I came upon the healing system I now teach
  3. How I teach people to heal and how I healed myself
  4. How I finally stopped searching for someone else to heal me.

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Trichotillomania: Stress & Comfort! Reason Why?

Have you ever wondered if the comfortable feeling you get when you pull your own hair, one by one, feels the same to other compulsive hair pullers, who also pull their hair out? Would you like to know when I realized that I was a ‘hair puller’? What about trying to understand why your hair pulling serves a need in your life? Come. Listen to Part 1 of this 3-part series.

In this first segment, Abby discusses:

1. What hair pulling feels like and how it becomes addictive.
2. When did I know I was a hair puller and why does it serve a need.

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Quick Trichotillomania Freedom Manifestor

“For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by injecting them with a virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.” –Proust

The idea that something is an illness is a terribly contagious message of powerlessness more overwhelming than any germ. It infects one’s mind. Reflect on this as you answer the following questions:

  • How does it help to believe that trich is an illness or an incurable compulsive behavior?
  • How does this belief empower you (or your hair pulling child)?
  • How does it improve your life (or that of your hair pulling child)?
  • If you didn’t believe this, how would it change your approach to hair pulling?

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Trichotillomania Help – Summer 2010 Teaching Schedule

Abby Rohrer’s Summer 2010 Live Teaching Schedule

Every Live Event is a unique experience of healing and empowerment for each and every participant. We begin with an outline but what happens from there is directed by the needs of the attendees–this turns into an in-the-moment, dynamic “magic of healing” experience! Come prepared to participate 100% and to leave your “old baggage” here in Colorado! [Read the rest of this entry…]

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Child with Trich? Here’s How You Can Help

Parent Tip: The most powerful way to help your child is to model healthy expression and handling of your own emotions.

Many hair pullers struggle with intense anxiety and many believe that this anxiety is the cause of trichotillomania. However, my advanced students and I disagree. We found that trichotillomania was less the cause of our anxiety, but used by the hair puller as a tool to dampen anxiety.

Chronic anxiety is the result of unfinished emotions. My mom was a chronic worrier and I was trained from an early age to take up the cause, which I did well. When I finally began to own and complete my own feelings, my anxiety plummeted. This is the most effective way to end anxiety! We are proving this within my Women’s Unversity where students are reporting a reduction in anxiety of 50% or more!

As a parent, the more you take ownership and allow your own feelings, the more you will reduce your own anxiety levels and help your child to do the same. This will assist everyone in your family to own their own inner experience.

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