Here’s again a guest article by one the subscribers of my free hypnosis course, and after a bit of back and forth by email she generously wrote up her experience with hypnosis for skin picking.
How I Used A Self Hypnosis Download To Stop Skin Picking
I used to compulsively pick my skin and this problem was ruining my life. I got rid of my compulsive disorder thanks to hypnosis, even though I really did not think that this method was going to work at first. Keep reading if you want to learn more about how you can use hypnosis for skin picking.
Since none of the doctors and therapists I met with were able to help me with my problem, I decided to do some research on my own. I found a lot of people with the same problem, and that there are medical terms like dermatillomania, neurotic excoriation, pathologic skin picking (PSP), compulsive skin picking (CSP) or psychogenic excoriation thanks to the Internet and someone recommended hypnosis.
Using hypnosis to stop skin picking was something I had never thought about before, mainly because I did not know enough about hypnosis.
Hypnosis has healing powers since it can be used to implant a positive suggestion in someone’s thought patterns.
Since my compulsive skin picking was mostly triggered by stress, a positive hypnotic suggestion helped me reduce my stress.
I would usually pick my skin because of a stressful situation. I would first experience a gut wrenching feeling because of stress, become unable to think clearly and start picking my skin as my mind became blank.
I was able to download a recording of some hypnotic suggestions designed to reduce stress and avoid compulsive behaviors. The instructions advised to listen to the tapes just before going to sleep or while relaxing.
I listen to the hypnotic suggestions every night for three weeks. I noticed an improvement after only a couple of days. When I experienced stress, I was able to think more clearly and actually focus on solving my problem instead of switching to the compulsive skin picking.
Hypnosis is already a recognized medical treatment but it is most efficient for a lot of psychological problems.
It is true that hypnotism works better on some people than others since some individuals are unable to enter the hypnotic state.
You should not let hypnosis scare you; the tapes you listen to will not completely take control of your thoughts. Hypnosis can only be used for suggestions and if one of the suggestions seems unreasonable, your mind will simply not be responsive to it.
It is best to learn more about hypnosis before you use this method and approach hypnosis with an open mind. It worked for me even though I had some doubts but I decided to really give this method a chance, and I believe my positive mindset really made a difference.
I would definitely recommend hypnosis to stop skin picking and other compulsive disorders.
Hypnosis also helped me manage my stress more efficiently and I am sure this method can be used in a lot of different situations. You should start looking for some hypnosis recordings you can download on the Internet. If you cannot find suggestions adapted to your problem, contact a professional hypnotist and ask them to record a tape with some customized suggestions.