97% of clients who finish the program say they would (and do) recommend it to others
I have been pleasantly surprised by the Trichstop program, primarily because I got out of it so much more than I was expecting. I came in looking for an evidence-based program for trich, and I definitely got that. While my puling hasn't altogether stopped, it's definitely at a lower frequency (on average, 5 and under hairs per day, with some days none) and the associated distress is pretty much gone. Thankfully I didn't come in with any functional impairment (i.e., not being able to leave the house, avoiding social situations, etc) and that hasn't changed. What I hadn't anticipated was that so much work would be around past events and connecting those to my current emotions, thoughts, urges, and pulling behavior. It has led to me having much needed conversations, expressing my thoughts and feelings known, and increasing my ability to meet my needs. It's led to more crying than I've done in the past several years, and to coming into contact with sadness, pain, hurt, and unfortunate but overdue realizations about my experience as a child (and beyond) with those who were supposed to care for and nurture me. This has also led to me feeling more connected to those around me (friends, partner) who have been supportive and have provided a safe space for me to grow emotionally.
I think this was a really great experience for me. I pulled my eyelashes for at least 10 years, and by this point, I really never thought I would be able to stop. Once I finally got the gumption to find a therapy program, I was very intrigued by this program, as I did not have to schedule in person appointments. Overall, I would say it was very beneficial. So far, after 8 weeks, I went from my pulling significantly impacting my life and mental health in a very negative way. Now, I find myself rarely pulling, much more mindful of my internal and external needs, and have gain self confidence and some beautiful eyelashes are coming back in and I could not be more excited! I still have a long ways to go before complete eyelashes back, and I understand that I may have some setbacks, but I believe I have the tools from this program to be able to maintain this success and never pull an eyelash again!
I would recommend this program, 100%. I was very hesitant at first, just because I didn't think anything would help me, but just a couple weeks in I already saw a difference and each following week kept building upon itself in such a positive way. I read some of the reviews before joining this program, and I felt like many of them were positive, and suggested to try it. Well I would say to listen to all of those positive suggestions! For me, this changed many parts of my life around and gave me back some freedoms that I had thought I lost forever!
I have been struggling with pulling my hair for over 10 years. I spent several months deciding whether or not I should pay for TrichStop and I'm so glad that I did. Having access to a therapist on such a regular basis (responses received within 24 hours), helped me to explore a variety of different issues. TrichStop has helped me to learn a variety of methods such as mindfulness and how they can successfully be used to help reduce hair pulling.
Most importantly I have learnt to be more kind to myself. At the beginning of the program I felt intense shame in what I was doing, in particular because I pulled from not only my scalp but also from my pubic region. Being able to discuss my thoughts and feelings with Vladimir over a period of 9 weeks has helped me to change how I view myself and my pulling.
TrichStop is a good option for anyone who is set on solving this issue. I didn't stop pulling altogether but I have reduced it to almost zero. I have learned how to stop myself and how to forgive myself which seems like a huge lesson from this perspective and I don't know if that's how I would have thought about it in the beginning. You can say that TrichStop helped with perfectionism and not only with pulling.
I live in a rural area and there aren't many shrinks around here so this program was a life saver. It was also pretty cool that it was anonymous. I 100% recommend it.
The best thing about this program is that it's online and interactive. I like that all of it is in writing too. I could open up about topics I wouldn't dare say out loud to anyone. It helped me deal with guilt and shame. There is so much that the program offers, so many different approaches and techniques. It was very valuable. I hardly pull at all now and Vladimir has really helped me redefine how I relate to myself. It's probably my most important takeaway and the beginning of a whole other journey.
The experience was great. I do feel it was beneficial, it was in my own time frame and got great feedback and tips of how to work through my BFRB. I also like the layout because I could also refer back to it constantly vs going to a therapist and having to try and remember from week to week, where this was really laid out for me to refer back to on my own time. I also learn better by reading information and absorbing it on my own time. I would for sure recommend it for others.
It has been very beneficial, supportive and much more in-depth than I imagined, making me feel more confronted with myself than ever, which has been exactly what I needed. The therapist has asked me some very interesting questions leading me to find out all sorts of things about myself and has always been so understanding and easy to converse with. I am not completely cured but I have a lot more confidence to deal with the urges and strategies to implement. I would definitely recommend it.
This program helped me cope with my Trich, reason with myself, help me with my anxiety, and find ways to prevent the pulling. It was definitely beneficial to me as a person struggling with trich, but also helped me regain my self esteem and confidence in my hair.
I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who's struggling with this habit. Thank you
My experience with the program was excellent. I didn't really have any expectations going into it, and I was really pleasantly surprised. I worked very closely on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis with my therapist to really dive into the core reasons I was pulling. Even though it wasn't a face to face interaction, I was able to work through a lot of issues in detail and look at them from a different perspective. The tools and ideas they present in these 8 week sessions are very useful and efficiently sequenced from start to finish. Overall I experienced a significant decrease in my urges to pull and gained so much knowledge in ways to handle my urges in the future.
[Would I recommend it to someone else who's looking for help with the behaviour?] Absolutely! It is definitely worth the value, and the great news is you have a record of all of your conversations with the therapist to reflect on and re-visit at any time. In a way, this program held me accountable to myself to truly put in the effort and see measurable outcomes with great success.