Over 93% of clients who finish the program say they would (and do) recommend it to others
In general, I had a great experience with this program and it allowed me to reduce the amount of pulling that I engage in. The online component made it easy to integrate into my schedule, especially in the middle of a pandemic. The fact that everything was done in written form allowed me to reflect on and adjust my answers before submitting them, which is something that would have been more difficult in person. More time is allowed for me to think about my answers to the therapist's questions when I have a week to get the session done. However, the fact that there was no explicit appointment for any of the sessions sometimes made it difficult to maintain the regular schedule. During busier weeks, this therapy was the first thing to go, which inevitably made the therapy a little bit less effective (I took several weeks off for the holidays). Overall, my pulling was reduced and I was given many strategies to cope with my anxiety; however, I do expect that my pulling with continue to reduce and I apply the strategies I've learned in this therapy. I would most definitely recommend this therapy to someone who needs the same type of help. I would recommend making sure that you have enough time for the coming months (more than the next 8 weeks, so as to allow for some time off if necessary). I don't think that this therapy would have been very effective for anyone who's not fully ready to immerse themselves in their negative thoughts and to spend a lot of time thinking about their bad habits and behaviors. My pulling has been one of the things that is constantly on my mind especially since I've started the program. In the long run, this will surely be helpful, but in the short-term, it can feel quite isolating.
I have been struggling with Trichotillomania for more than 5 years, it started when I was around 12 years old. All these years, I tried to deal with it on my own. I tried to cover up the bald spots on my lashes and eyebrows, but I never attacked the problem at its source. I suddenly stopped pulling on my eyebrows after 2 years, but I could never stop pulling on my eyelashes. A few months ago, my partner and I came across Trichstop and I decided to give it a try. I was not sure about it at first because I did not like the idea that I would be doing therapy, but I ended up viewing it differently. It is a way to help myself, there is nothing wrong with it. When I started the sessions, I was super motivated and positive. I was very determined to finally stop pulling. Each of the sessions was super beneficial and made me learn so much about myself and my experience with Trichotillomania. It was amazing to always have someone who's qualified to talk to and explain what you are going through without any judgment. Today, I finished the main program and I have not pulled in more than 3 months! I am super happy. At the moment, I could not always see how each session was beneficial, but week after week I started noticing that I was internalizing some of the practices that I learned about. This is when I started seeing progress. The program is truly amazing and I advise anyone to do it if they are going through something similar. I am very grateful for Trichstop. Their program is well structured and they are dedicated to helping their clients.
I’d say that my experience with this program was really good and beneficial. It helped me with so many things, not only related to my pulling, but also my life and mindset as a whole. I still feel like I have a long way to go until I’ll be able to overcome this disorder, but this program has helped me so much. Yes, I would definitely recommend it to someone else. But they do need to know and understand that this therapy will not just instantly make you stop pulling. It is so important to stay motivated and keep yourself on track, otherwise the pulling behavior could potentially get worse.
I am so grateful for this therapy! Every lesson has been helpful and I highly recommend this program. I was able to get help with issues that I thought were well beyond my hair pulling, but were actually closely related. It took me twice as long as I expected, because I had so much to unpack, but it was well worth it. I was able to write about things I have not talked about with anyone. I felt cared for, respected, and honored by my therapist who listened to me compassionately, guiding me with knowledgeable advice and kind encouragement. I have been able to reorganize my life in a way that is healthier, truly reflective of who I am, and conducive to a pull-free future! And I love my new eyebrows and eyelashes! I've been pull-free for 9 weeks now and they're growing in beautifully! After 36 years of pulling, I finally get to see what I really look like. I finally get to be who I really am. Thank you so much!!
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.