I’m going to let you all in on a little secret – I’m not very tech savvy. In fact, I’m pretty internet-challenged – I can check my email, post some articles/blogs and find what I need, but aside from that, I don’t spend a lot of time on the web. However, a couple days ago, I thought I’d Google ‘trichotillomania’ and see what came up. I was amazed at what I saw.
After scrolling down through the informational sites, I saw a link to a YouTube video on trichotillomania. It was a video by a 16 year old named Rebecca that has trich; she was describing how she feels, what goes on in her head and how others have reacted to her. Her transparency was palpable and her story touched something in me – I don’t know exactly what it is yet, but something deep. I could connect with her.
Maybe it’s the culmination of working with so many young people with trich. Maybe it was seeing her struggle, right there on my computer screen, trying to explain what is happening within her and how she doesn’t feel she can do anything about it. Maybe it’s because I saw her suffering and watching this incredibly strong and brave soul sharing her personal experience so that others can know they are not alone.
Maybe it’s because I think I can help her eliminate the urge to pull. I know I don’t have all the answers, but I do know we have developed a protocol that is remarkably successful with trich. So much so, that we started this website to get the word out. Like I said, I’m not that tech-savvy, but I am very good at figuring out the underlying imbalances that prevent people from reaching their health goals and addressing them.
I need your help to get the word out. I just completed a very extensive series of posts that details the science behind what we do and how amino acid therapy can help eliminate the urge to pull. They’ll be rolling out this month.
Our protocol won’t get rid of the habit; that’s where other very impactful techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy can play a key role. But it can eliminate the urge to pull 86% of the time – nothing that I know of has this great of an impact on trich. Knowing what I know and seeing these kinds of results in our clinic make watching videos like Rebecca’s even more heart-breaking.
I opened a YouTube account so I could communicate with Rebecca; I sure hope to hear from her. If you have trichotillomania, please read the information on this site and do whatever research you need to do in order to wrap your mind around what we do to help eliminate the urge to pull. When you are ready to give it a try, please contact us – we may not be able to help everybody, but we can help a whole of people.
And if you are tech/internet/web savvy, please share this information with those that can benefit from it. I would love to see 1000s of follow up videos on YouTube about how Rebecca and others that suffer from trichotillomania have eliminated the urge to pull and gone on to fully enjoy every minute of their lives. I know it can happen – I’ve seen it.