How To Cultivate An Attitude of Gratitude

Thanksgiving 2017 is right around the corner!

We all know we SHOULD be able to enjoy this coming holiday week.  We may even know we should be grateful for the good stuff in our lives.

In reality, however, far too many of us are far too consumed with the day-to-day challenges in our lives – like our struggles with trichotillomania related hair-pulling  – to give ourselves the space to be truly grateful for the blessings we do indeed enjoy.

In this video, Robert shares his reflections on the nature of life in modern day society, expresses appreciation for the challenges ALL of us endure in life – but then quickly pivots to the indisputable value of doing whatever it takes to identify and focus on our blessings – the good things in our lives that we could be truly grateful for if we just take the time to notice them.

We can’t think of a better time to do that than Thanksgiving, can you?

Enjoy and please leave a comment below.  🙂


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Beyond Trichotillomania: You Never Know How Far A Change Can Go

When we get started working with a new trichotillomania client, it’s perfectly reasonable for them to expect we’ll be able to help them learn to stop pulling their hair.

But what they GET is often much, much more than that.

A Little Background

This video tells the story of 19-year-old Nadja. We just concluded her 90-Day Distance Personal Breakthrough Coaching Program™ last week.

This one could have been a challenge for us. You see, Nadja had started pulling her hair at the tender age of just 18 months! Of course, this would predate any kind of conscious awareness of how or why she started pulling, or what role it played in her life at that point. In fact, all these years later, chronic, out-of-control hair-pulling (what she called “pulling attacks”) was all she ever knew!

Before starting with us, we met with Nadja and her mom via Skype-based video-conferencing. We did this to see if we could help Nadja become comfortable with the idea of working with us. You see, Nadja had been through so many other kinds of therapy (etc.) to try to help her control her pulling, she had all but given up on the belief that anybody could possibly help her. There had been times she hadn’t felt “safe” with her therapists. So it was incredibly important we help her come to feel that way with us.

Fortunately, Glei and I were able to help Nadja create this comfort. That gave us a chance to help her.

Fast forward to last week – Nadja just completed her 90-Day Program with us! And not only has she stopped pulling, but – very importantly – she’s developed the all-important confidence that she can stay pull-free for the long-term.

But it gets even better than that.

Stopping Pulling Is Just The Start of Something Better

Again, most clients very reasonably expect that at the very least we’ll be able to help them stop pulling. But for someone who’s struggled with trichotillomania for a very long time, stopping pulling – and especially, feeling really, really confident that they can STAY that way – does a world of good for one’s self-confidence and self-esteem.

Upon starting with us, most clients typically can’t see far enough in front of them to be able to expect the wonderfully positive, processional effects they start to experience the longer they’ve been pull-free. But by the time a few weeks or a couple of months have passed by, we start to get the emails talking about all the wonderful things they are noticing about themselves now – and most importantly, how much better they feel about themselves than ever before.

These are incredibly uplifting journeys of self-discovery!  We thought Nadja’s story is a great example of this, so we wanted to share it with you here today.  Enjoy!


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Suffering with Trichotillomania? Believe It Or Not, It’s Not about You

If you or a loved one suffers with compulsive hair-pulling (or trichotillomania), chances are managing this challenge takes up way too much of your time and energy.

Sure, dealing with the problem itself is difficult enough.  Trying not to pull, but doing it anyway, always on the lookout for a new treatment center, medication or therapist, working hard to avoid situations where you know you’re likely to pull…  The list goes on and on.

But There’s More…

Perhaps most taxing is the toll it takes on our psyche – the way it makes us feel about ourselves.  So many of us decide our inability to control our pulling activity is a reflection of a mental or even a personal deficiency or defect.

But is this true?  Is it really about us?

Check out this week’s video for a look at our perspective.


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Trichotillomania And The Power of Hope

Have you or a loved one found yourself feeling frustrated and tired in your effort to free yourself from trichotillomania? Have you found yourself tempted to give up hope?  Have you already?

This week’s video shares with you two stories of two young ladies of nearly the same age. One has been pulling her eyebrows and eyelashes since the age of 7, and the other – she’s been pulling since age 1.

Try This On for Size…

Can you imagine having endured what felt like compulsive hair-pulling for your entire life? Virtually never having known a day without it?

And when over the years you’d tried various methods to wrest back what might feel like some sense of control over your pulling, with only repeated disappointments to show for it – how much hope do you think you’d be holding out for a cure one day?

Most might have given up hope by now. And that’s just about where our now 18-year-old client found herself before meeting us.

Courage And Hope – One Powerful Combination

Yet with some notable courage, this young lady chose to embark on a journey of self-discovery. She chose to trust a resolution of her trichotillomania could indeed be possible after all.

As of this writing, we’re only a little over two weeks into our Program with her.  But her results have already far surpassed her expectations. More importantly, her feelings about herself have changed completely. 

Her mother couldn’t be more thrilled.  And we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of it. 🙂

Check out this week’s video to learn how the power of hope can indeed make all the difference in the world.


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Trichotillomania Worries? Here’s How to Get Off The “Worry Wheel”

Glei and I met a young client last week for her 6-month check-in.  To our knowledge, this 13-year-old girl had been doing amazingly well in staying free from trichotillomania since very early in her Program with us.

When we called her mother to set up this appointment, we were suprised to learn that something had become a real problem – and that they wanted to see us about it as soon as possible.

We met with this client last week, and thankfully, it wasn’t at all what we feared might have happened (e.g. that perhaps this young lady had gone back to pulling!).

No – instead, it turned out this young lady was so comitted to not going back to pulling, she found herself consumed with worry that somehow, some way, she might.  Anytime she so much as found an eyelash laying around, she would run to her mother greatly concerned about the possibility that she might have pulled it – without even knowing it!

So what do you about a challenge like this?  How do you help a person learn to calm down, to settle their fears about what could go wrong – and instead to expect the best?

That’s what this week’s video is all about.  Enjoy!


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Trichotillomania And Conflict: “Part of Me Wants to Stop… But Part of me Doesn’t!”

We hear it all the time from our clients here at the Trichotillomania Relief Specialists: “Part of me wants to stop, but part of me doesn’t.”

This video tells the story of a 15-year-old girl we’re currently working with.  As we do with virtually all our clients, we showed this young lady where the “control button” on her pulling actually is during the course of just her very first session with us.

Now, upon discovering this, a lot of our clients stop pulling almost immediately – and for most of them, the change feels virtually effortless.

But this young lady did not stop pulling right away, as indeed she could have. When we then offered her a very simple task – something we told her would have a profoundly positive impact on her pulling activity almost immediately – you would have thought this young lady would have jumped all over the opportunity.

But that’s not what happened.  In fact, she refused to follow through.

What’s Going On Here?

What you have here is a client that LOOKS like she’s not necessarily on board with the program.  To some, it might even look like classic therapeutic “resistance”; on the one hand, she says all the right things in session.  But on the other hand, she doesn’t actually follow through – at least 100% – with her agreements.

Now, is this really a resistant client?  Should we be thinking of her as uncooperative, or uninterested in the outcome?

Or could it instead be a sign that something else needs to be handled first?

The truth is, there’s more going on here than meets the (untrained) eye.

Check out this week’s video to learn more.


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Our Mother’s Day Greeting to You!

Happy Mother’s Day 2017!

This one’s going to be a bit unusual – no teaching here, but Mother’s Day isn’t about teaching, is it?

Not in our opinion. Instead, Mother’s Day is an opportunity for all of us to sincerely express our appreciation for everything the mothers in our lives do to support and nurture us along our journey in life.

This video is a rather impromptu expression of that appreciation. It occurred me to do this upon returning from an early morning trip to pick up some flowers for Glei. I thought, “What a great opportunity to express our appreciation to ALL the mothers in our lives!”

So this video is short and sweet and comes from the heart.  I know Glei would have loved to have been a part of this video so she could express her appreciation to all of you as well.

But then, I couldn’t have surprised her with these flowers, could I? 😉

Have a great week, and again – Happy Mother’s Day to you!

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Trichotillomania, And Taking It One Step at A Time

Sure, it’s nice to wake up one morning and simply decide you’re done with trichotillomania – you’re just not going to pull anymore.  We’ve all been there… We had a rough day the day before, and now we’ve had it, right?

The challenge is, without professional help, this can be a tough road to hoe.  Perhaps our biggest enemy is impatience, and the tendency to get down on ourselves when things don’t go perfectly according to plan.

Yet like anything else in life, patience with change is often the key to seeing it through.

In this brief three-minute video, Glei and I take you on a stroll at the lake while we share with our perspective on patience, and how you can use this insight to make your path to freedom from trichotillomania that much easier on yourself.


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Your Journey Back from Trichotillomania: It’s Not About Perfection

Too many people expect far too much of themselves in life, and this can create a tremendous amount of stress and pressure.

When it comes to your efforts to beat trichotillomania, this can be especially true.  Sure, it’s possible to stop pulling once and for all, and for those who can do that, it’s great.

But if you’re one of those for whom it’s not been a straight path – if find yourself moving “two steps forward and one step back”, that can be OK as well.

It’s like life itself; it’s not about what happens on a day-to-day basis.  If instead you’re willing to back up far enough to see the big picture, you’ll gain valuable perspective about how you’re really growing as a person.  That’s the best way to notice the upward momentum that undoubtedly characterizes your life.

It’s not about “perfection”, it’s about reaching your goal, however you do that…   And at whatever pace is “perfect” for you.


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How Long Does It REALLY Take to Cure Trichotillomania? The Shocking Truth.

For most, it’s only natural to assume that the longer you’ve had your problem (e.g. trichotillomania), the longer it has to take in therapy, etc., to fully cure.  But is this really the case?

The truth is, how long you’ve been struggling with trichotillomania, or how bad it’s been, has nothing at all to do with how long it has to take to get it handled once and for all.  Fact is, it’s entirely possible to resolve your challenges with trichotillomania in just hours – not days, weeks, months or longer.

But how is such a thing possible?

How Trichotillomania Often Starts

There was a time in your life when pulling your hair wouldn’t even have occurred to you.  Yet most of our clients can think back to a single moment when their problem with trichotillomania started.

  • You might have been in the back seat of the family car as a child during a long ride home.  Bored, you may have started to play with your hair – and one thing led to another.
  • You might have been in class, and during a moment of boredom, you may have noticed what looked like a classmate pulling his or hair.  Maybe you got curious to know what that felt like.  So you tried it and were intrigued by the sensation.  And you never stopped.
  • You might at some point have found yourself feeling particularly stressed out or frustrated.  Without paying attention to what you were doing, you might have tugged a little too hard on one or more of your hairs, eyebrows or eyelashes – and out it came.  Now, THAT got your attention.  And wasn’t it easier to switch your focus at that moment from what was so stressful, frustrating or anxiety-provoking to the relatively mindless experience of focusing on your hair instead?

Human Beings Learn Quickly

See, people can develop a challenge with trichotillomania for no better reason than they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Yet, virtually regardless of the specific context, notice this challenge seemed to show up in your life quickly!

So if you can learn to create trichotillomania quickly, why shouldn’t it be possible to unlearn it just a quickly? (We can’t think of a good reason why it shouldn’t.)

Curious to know how you can use this insight to help yourself? Check out this week’s video to learn more.


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