How Kylie stopped
pulling out her own hair through
Video Self Modelling
Kylie is a 50-year-old Melbourne woman, who has lived with Trichotillomania for 10 years. That means she unconsciously pulls out her own hair. For the past 10 years Kylie has pulled her hair out while watching TV and when sitting at traffic light. This means Kylie had a significant patch of missing hair.
Trichotillomania is an anxiety disorder and for Kylie it had worsened due to lockdown and Covid stress.
One day Kylie saw Nicole’s Facebook post looking for a volunteer to try out VSM with her. Nicole had recently completed VSM Super Trouper training and was needing to compete a case study.
Kylie offered to be Nicole’s case study. Neither were convinced VSM could help Kylie, because as far as they knew VSM had not be used in the treatment of Trichotillomania before. Luckily both brave women were willing to give it a go.
With Nicole’s help Kylie worked out when and where she is most likely to pull out her hair.
The VSM they made together was so simple. The just showed Kylie doing something else at these times. This is called a replacement behaviour. In the VSM Kylie rubs a special pendant while watching TV and waiting at traffic lights.
Watch Kylie's video by simply clicking on the image below.
Please note this video is slightly out of sync, although it contains a very powerful VSM message.
The results are phenomenal.
Kylie watched the video twice a day for a week. During that time, she only caught herself hair pulling a few times, and quickly switched into the new action of rubbing the pendant.
One month later, Kylie’s hair is growing back, and she believes she has stopped pulling out her hair. In her own words, “I don’t do that anymore”.
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