Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 13, 2006 -—
Abby Leora Rohrer, ex-hairpuller and founder of Facilitated Recovery, LLC, released the first holistic curriculum this week designed to teach adult hairpullers how to achieve long-lasting healing.
Rohrer was tormented by the uncontrollable urge to pull out her hair from adolescence into middle age. For nearly three decades, Rohrer’s hair pulling compulsion, medically known as Trichotillomania, restricted her relationships and many other areas of her life. To combat it, she spent years in psychotherapy, recovery programs, personal growth trainings and used self-help books, and natural and New Age methods. Nothing worked. In 1994, she was determined to solve her own painful affliction and in less than six months, she healed herself and has been free from hair pulling for over 11 years.
Rohrer now shares her revolutionary self-healing method with others who are ready to end the painful hair pulling battle. The Pull-Free, At Last! system (which can be purchased at http://www.pullfreeatlast.com) is a comprehensive program that teaches adults to explore the cultural, personal, psychological, and spiritual factors that contribute to Trichotillomania, and provides step-by-step lessons to end these problems and permanently heal the self-destructive patterns of hairpullers.
Pull Free, At Last! is the first program to take this type of approach to address and heal this disorder. The system produces more immediate and longer-term results than traditional methods. “The average completion time for someone who makes healing their priority is two to four months. But more importantly, the results are much more lasting, quite possibly for the rest of one's life,” said Rohrer. The four-step process of the system includes:
- Taking responsibility for healing
- Releasing hair pulling issues
- Living free of hair pulling
As many as 11 million Americans are estimated to suffer from Trichotillomania. These people are driven to pull hair from their scalps, eyelashes, eyebrows or other parts of their bodies. Many hide signs of their problem by covering affected areas of the body with wigs, makeup, hats or clothing. As a result, hairpullers often suffer in silent shame. There is no medical cure for Trichotillomania.
"As a psychotherapist for over 20 years I know how hard it is to get real help with hair pulling. Pull-Free, At Last! is superb! I can easily recommend it. Abby Rohrer is an excellent teacher, offering clear step-by-step guidance. Who could ask for more?" said Lynne Whiteley Novy, family therapist and author of Daring to Know What You Want and Other Simple Truths.
Rohrer, author of What’s Wrong with Pulling My Hair Out?, has taught self-healing principles as an educational consultant and self-healing mentor since 1995. She is committed to helping others free themselves from the ravages of compulsive behaviors. Using this same innovative method, she has taught sufferers of chronic depression, bulimia, compulsive overeating, compulsive hair pulling and more, how to free themselves.
“Abby Rohrer has provided a combined sourcebook and workbook for people whose lives are disrupted by unhealthy addictions and their families and loved ones. She offers hope for full healing; a virtue seldom found in the recovery community. Her formula begins and ends with taking full responsibility for our own healing. Ms. Rohrer represents a new kind of healer, one who has walked in the shoes of the sufferer and knows both the pitfalls and what helps, first hand. This is a ‘must read’ for anyone who is in recovery,” said Dr. Philip Kavanaugh, author of Magnificent Addiction: Discovering Addiction as Gateway to Healing.
For more information about Facilitated Recovery™, the Pull-Free At Last! system or What’s Wrong with Pulling My Hair Out?, call 303-546-0788, or write to Facilitated Recovery, LLC, PO Box 19392, Boulder, CO 80308.
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