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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