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Webinar: How TrichStop Program Works
Neurobiology of BFRBs
We will discuss the latest research about the neurobiology of skin picking and hair pulling disorders. We will discuss recent findings and implications for treatment. There will be a Q&A at the end so make sure to stick around for that. We hope to see you there.
A Recovery Story - interview with Michelle on overcoming BFRBs
This month’s webinar will be led by Rachel Pope. Rachel will be interviewing Michelle, who has participated in an earlier webinar. Michelle’s inspiring story of overcoming BFRBs was very helpful to our audience, and we are happy to have her back. Michelle and Rachel will discuss similarities and differences in their experiences with skin picking and hair pulling respectively. They will discuss their journeys and will share some advice with others. We hope to see you there!
Poetry Therapy & Hair Pulling
We're doing something different this month! Our therapist Laura Santner will talk about poetry therapy and how you may use it to deal with BFRBs. Laura will be available for a Q&A after the webinar so you'll be able to have all your questions answered.
Hair Pulling & OCD
This month, we'll compare OCD and BFRBs - their clinical presentation, scientific studies and treatment options. We outline what makes them similar and what makes them different and, most importantly, implications for treatment.
What is Self-Soothing?
Self-soothing is often mentioned as the mechanism behind hair pulling and in this webinar, we will explore exactly what self-soothing is, what its purpose is, and how we can go about achieving it in healthier ways.
Breathing & Grounding Exercises: A Practical Webinar
A fully practical webinar where you will learn breathing exercises and grounding exercises to help you deal with urges to pull
Sensory Processing and Hair Pulling
Pulling just the right hair sometimes means finding the right texture. Feeling a texture can be incredibly satisfying. Have you ever wondered why? Tune in to our webinar in September and learn about sensory processing and hair pulling.
How to Prevent a Relapse?
You've managed to reduce your pulling or even stop. Then what? How do you make sure to keep the progress you've made? Tune in for our August webinar to learn more about relapse prevention for hair pulling.
Supplements and Medication for Hair Growth
This month, we'll consider different ways to help your hair grow back faster. After the webinar, we'll have our regular Q&A where you can ask any questions you may have about trichotillomania.
Understanding Boredom as a Trigger
This month, you've chosen to learn more about boredom. A common trigger for hair pulling and a topic that's been on your wishlist for a while, in June you'll be able to hear a whole webinar on it. Dr. Miletic will talk about what boredom is, why it triggers and what to do about it.
Expectations from Treatment: Reduction or Stopping?
In May, we will discuss expectations from treatment. Setting realistic expectations is more difficult than it may first seem. If you aim too high, you're risking failure, if you aim too low, you risk not being happy with the progress you're making. The question we will try to address is how to find the middle ground: how to set expectations that will lead to best outcomes and sustainable progress?
First Aid for Intense Urges
For our April webinar you chose to talk about intense urges and different techniques that can be used to alleviate them. Dr. Miletic will present a few practical techniques that you can use to help yourself when the urge to pull starts to overtake you. As usual, the webinar will be followed up with a Q&A.
Discipline vs Willpower: Which One Helps More with Trich?
This month, we are talking about discipline as means of dealing with trich in a reliable and sustainable way. In this webinar, Dr. Miletic juxtaposes discipline to willpower and discusses advantages and disadvantages of both. Practical exercises are discussed to get you started.
PTSD & Hair Pulling
This month, our webinar talked about PTSD and how it relates to, causes or additionally triggers hair pulling.
Deciding to Change as the First Obstacle
We're starting 2022 with a fundamental topic: deciding to change. When our first step is shaky, the rest of the journey won't be smooth sailing either. Learn about different reasons why people run into trouble when they think about stopping pulling, and use these as point of reflection to help you grow and overcome the obstacles you're facing now.
Deciding to Change as the First Obstacle. Part 2
This is a recording of the Q&A session after our January 2022 webinar.
Habit Reversal Training for Hair Pulling
In our November 2021 webinar, Dr. Vladimir Miletic will guide you through different stages of habit reversal training for hair pulling and explain how to guide yourself through the process. Check out our web site for a FREE guide!
Habit Reversal Training for Hair Pulling. Part 2
This is the recording of the Q&A session from our November 2021 webinar.
ACT for Hair Pulling - Some Basic Principles
Our webinar viewers chose to hear our Clinical Lead talk about some principles of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and how to use these to combat hair pulling.
ACT for Hair Pulling - Some Basic Principles. Part 2
This is the Q&A part of our October 2021 webinar.
Self-image and Hair Pulling: Breaking the Vicious Cycle
This month, our Clinical Lead, Dr. Miletic is discussing how hair pulling impacts self-image and - vice versa - how negative self image reinforces and help maintain pulling.
Self-image and Hair Pulling: Breaking the Vicious Cycle. Part 2
This is the second part of our September webinar that contains the Q&A part.
Neuroplasticity, habits and hair pulling
This month, Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked on the subject of neuroplasticity, habit formation and hair pulling, the topic you voted on last month. He discuses practical implications and offers tips on how to approach change and what to expect.
Neuroplasticity, habits and hair pulling. Part 2
This is the Q&A part of our August webinar, where Dr. Miletic answered your questions related to this month's topic.
Hair Pulling and Mindfulness of the Body
In our July webinar, Dr. Vladimir Miletic talks about the potential benefits of practicing mindfulness of the body for people who struggle with hair pulling. The webinar also includes a brief guided body scan.
Medication for Hair Pulling -A Brief Overview of Current Research
In our webinar for June 2021, our Clinical Lead, Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked about different pharmacological treatment options, based on the limited data we have from current research. At the end of the webinar, psychotherapy is compared to pharmacological options.
Hair Pulling and Guilt
In our May 2021 webinar, Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked about the relationship between guilt and hair pulling.
Triggers and Hair Pulling
In our March 2021 webinar our Clinical Lead, Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked about triggers - what are they, how they operate and why they trigger us in the first place. The webinar focuses on the psychological rather than behavioral aspects of treatment and its goal is to give you a nudge to think about hair pulling in more introspective terms. The Q&A part of the webinar is uploaded separately.
Hair pulling, Anxiety & Relaxation Techniques
In our February 2021 webinar, our psychotherapist Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about anxiety, its meaning, psychological relevance and connections to hair pulling. Anxiety managed will be addressed and resources provided to live webinar participants.
Hair pulling, Anxiety & Relaxation Techniques. Part 2
This is the recording of the 2nd part of February 2021 webinar on anxiety and hair pulling.
Perfectionism and Hair Pulling
Our January webinar is dedicated to perfectionism and its different facets that may lead to hair pulling. Our psychotherapist Dr. Vladimir Miletic explores perfectionism from different points of view - psychoanalytic, cognitive, constructivist and makes their insights and solutions accessible.
Perfectionism and Hair Pulling. Part 2
Second part of our January 2021 webinar on perfectionism. This video contains only the Q&A portion.
How avoiding emotions leads to pulling?
In December, Dr Vladimir Miletic talks about experiential avoidance and how avoiding difficult emotions and memories may lead to hair pulling.
How avoiding emotions leads to pulling? Part 2.
Our December webinar dealt with avoidance and specifically how avoiding difficult emotions leads to hair pulling. This is the second part of the webinar where Dr. Miletic answered questions from participants.
Habit Reversal Training for Hair Pulling.
Our November webinar is dedicated to habit reversal training (HRT). HRT is a behavioral intervention that helps you cope with pulling. Here, our therapist dr. Vladimir Miletic lays out the basics and helps you get started.
Habit Reversal Training for Hair Pulling. Part 2
This is the second part of our webinar. The topic for November was HRT and this is the Q&A portion of the webinar.
Exploring Hair Pulling "Trances"
In October, our psychotherapist Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about hair pulling "trances", those long and difficult to manage episodes of pulling.
Exploring Hair Pulling "Trances". Part 2
This is the second part of our October webinar where Dr. Miletic answered the questions you had about hair pulling, "trances", our program and anything else that you were curious to know.
How to form new habits?
This month, Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about the psychology of habit formation. This first part is a recording of his lecture on how we form new habits and what is the best approach to introduce new competing responses in order to replace hair pulling.
How to form habits? Part 2
This is the second part of the September webinar where Dr. Vladimir is answering your questions about hair pulling.
Mindfulness and trichotillomania
In our August webinar, Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about mindfulness and different ways that you can benefit from introducing it as a regular practice in your life. He outlines different effects of sustained mindfulness practice and their use for the treatment of trichotillomania.
Mindfulness and trichotillomania. Part 2
This is the recording of TrichStop's August 2020 webinar on mindfulness, the Q&A section.
How to understand and cope with difficult emotions?
In our July webinar, our therapist Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about emotions - why they arise, how to understand them and how to cope with them as they become more intense.
How to understand and cope with difficult emotions? Part 2
This is the second part of our July webinar.
Discovering meaning behind hair pulling
The following video is a recording of our ongoing webinar series on hair pulling. Our topic in June was meaning and psychology behind hair pulling. Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked about role, function and meaning of symptoms in trichotillomania. A theoretical introduction is followed by a case study through which you can see psychology in action.
Discovering meaning behind hair pulling. Part 2
This is the second part of our June webinar on the psychology of hair pulling. This is the Q&A portion.
Nature vs nurture in trichotillomania and implications for psychotherapy
In this lecture, our psychotherapist Dr. Vladimir Miletic is discussing some neurobiological findings in trichotillomania research, and talks about their implications for psychotherapy. His lecture is followed by a Q&A.
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