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Old 02-18-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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Newbie - starting my recovery

Hi, I am new here and have just started my recovery from 30+ years of hair pulling, I pulled everyday often without even realising that I did it, I have had bald patches and soon learnt to keep my hair short as it was harder to pull. What made me want to stop - I found myself pulling out one of my sons hairs when he sat with his head on my lap, Oh my, I was so disgusted with myself and my low self esteem hit the floor. I decided that this had to STOP. could I go to my doctor - no too embarrassed, I had never admitted my problem to anyone the only people who knew where my parents and husband.

After some investigations online I decided to try hypnotherapy - had my first session on Monday, it started with a consultation and half an hour hypnosis session. I have not pulled my hair at all for 2 days - I feel so pleased with myself, I know I have along way to go but I have made that all important first step - I can't wait for my next appointment in about 10 days time

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Old 02-22-2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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Re: Newbie - starting my recovery

Wow that is amazing! well done! have you been for your 2nd appt yet? how did it go?
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:24 AM   #3
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Re: Newbie - starting my recovery

No not yet - my next session is a week today - although i must confess that I have pulled about 5 hairs since, but only when really stressed, I can do this is less than 2 minutes normally. So I am hopeful that my urge to pull will become less and less, quite looking forward to my next session for the fantastic feeling of relaxation - as a minor plus this is also helping with my poor sleeping

Old 03-05-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
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Re: Newbie - starting my recovery

Well done! I hope you are still on track and all is going well.

Old 03-06-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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Re: Newbie - starting my recovery


Haven't heard from you in a bit, hope all is well, and you're continueing your hard work and excellent progress,


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