Trichotillomania Q & A: “Why Do I Pull When I’m Upset?”

Wow!  It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to get a new video out to you.  Our apologies for that.

But we have a good reason – an amazing influx of new inquiries and new clients, most of whom are now direct referrals.  For that, we owe a shout out to many of our TRS clients who continue to share their successful experiences with others in their trichotillomania support groups, and with family and friends.

A special thank you to TRS Clients Diana G. and Stacey S., who have chosen to post online some very nice things about their daughters’ experience with us. This has led to a huge spike in contacts from some formerly very worried parents, and who are now exceedingly grateful to Diana and Stacey.  Because of their caring efforts, lots of folks are now getting the kind of meaningful relief they’d only dreamed of in the past.

Thanks again to Diana, Stacey, and all the many others who have either posted about us, or have taken the time to speak directly with others, offering hope about what’s truly possible.

Now, let’s get on to the topic of the day:

“Why do I pull when I’m upset?”

This is a question that was posed to us by Julie at our Questions and Answers webpage some time ago.

Julie, the answer to your question goes back to much of what we’ve said in earlier written and video blog posts.  So let’s start by suggesting that if you are most likely to pull your hair when you’re upset, you very probably have a darn good reason for doing that.  Only problem is, you don’t have a clue as to what that reason would be.

Remember, Julie, anything we ever do – it doesn’t matter what it is – “good”, “bad” or indifferent – there’s always a positive purpose for it.  That goes for behaviors we like, and would like to do more often in our lives.  But it also goes for habits and behaviors (like hair-pulling!) that we really dislike, and only wish we could stop doing, if only we could find a way to manage that.

Now, just because there’s a positive purpose for everything we do doesn’t necessarily mean we always get something positive for our behaviors.  And of course, there could be no better example of this than with trichotillomania-related hair-pulling.  Certainly, nothing positive ever comes from hair-pulling, and I’m sure most of you already realize that, at least on some level.

Still, though, there is a positive purpose for hair-pulling.

Curious as to what that positive purpose could be?

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