Can I Use Smoking Cessation Methods for Trichotillomania (hair Pulling)?

Hello

In many respects there’s a great crossover here. The trich is brought on by stress, so the whole stress reduction aspect is similar to smoking. But here’s where I have the problem; how do I give the command not to do the thing itself.

It’s not okay to say ‘you don’t smoke cigarettes anymore’
So instead I may say ‘you’re a non-smoker now’

The problem is how do I rephrase ‘you dont rub your eyebrows any more’?

Could I say ‘you’re not an eyebrow rubber’
‘you don’t have trich anymore’

Obviously it can’t be ‘you don’t touch your eyebrows anymore’ as for a woman, this isn’t feasible.

It’s very difficult to give the instruction to stop, without mentioning the activity. With smoking, I can easily get around this by referring the person as being a ‘non-smoker’ in the present.

Would be very grateful for your help.

Thanks

J

Can I Use Smoking Cessation Methods for Trichotillomania (hair Pulling)?

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