Trichotillomania, And How to Deal with Awkward Questions

How do you respond when someone comments or asks you an awkward question about your hair?

Glei and I just finished up a Personal Breakthrough Session with Sophie, a young teen who used to constantly pull on her eyelashes, eyebrows and her scalp. We’re about 6 weeks into her 12-week program now, and she’s doing amazing! Sophie’s on a roll, and she’s very excited about her new hair growth, and her new sense of freedom and control.

Apparently, she’s not the only one who is noticing!  Seemingly out of nowhere, someone whom she didn’t yet know asked, “What happened to your hair?”  

Naturally, Sophie found herself totally taken aback by that question – and we imagine the same is true for many who suffer with trichotillomania, and for whom the damage may be at least somewhat apparent.

Preparedness Is Key

Ever found yourself in a situation like this?

Believe it or not, there are some excellent ways to deal with these kinds of questions.  The key is to consider what kinds of potentially uncomfortable questions or comments you’re likely to encounter at times, and to plan your responses to them in advance.

Ready to learn more?  Check out this week’s video.


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