Mental Health


EFT For Parents of Children Who Pull Hair & Pick Skin

Help to deal with all the emotions of having family, who suffer from Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania.

4.19 (8 reviews)


1 hour


Jun 2019

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What you will learn

Reduce Stress as they deal with their children's picking or pulling

Understand how to use EFT in many different situations to help your child with Picking and Pulling

Have a tapping strategy for your child or teen to help reduce the intensity and frequency of the urge.


For parents of children suffering with Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania. When you see your child pulling their hair or picking at their skin, obviously in distress, many feelings rise up: anger, sadness, guilt to name a few.

Often these emotions block parents from really being present and effective in helping and supporting their child.

Joan Kaylor brings her decades of experience to help parents deal with their ineffective, often harmful, reactions to their child's destructive behaviors. She uses her skills in EFT to help parents deal with their unsupportive behaviors so that they can be more effective helping their child move forward into a healthier life.

Note: This course is about helping parents with their distress regarding their children. This is NOT a course about how to stop pulling and picking.  There is another course teaching Emotional Freedom Techniques for pulling and picking.

Joan Kaylor stopped pulling out her hair in 1989. She has been helping children, teens and adults stop pulling hair and picking skin since 1994 when she became a professional counselor. Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania are body focused repetitive behaviors. They regulate emotions and help to soothe when we are upset, overwhelmed, bored or stressed. Joan considers pulling and picking to be addictions.

The treatment is completely difference from obsessive compulsive disorders. Healing from an addiction is work. It can be done. In this course, Joan will teach you strategies to let go of the urges and counseling for the shame and depression and family stress that come with Trich and picking.

Joan Kaylor has treated 1000's of individuals, parents and families with Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania.

There is lots of hope and through EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Joan will take you through a gentle process to relieve your emotional charges so that you can respond more effectively.

Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania

Trichotillomania (trick-o-til-o-MAY-nee-ah) is a disorder that causes people to pull out the hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, pubic area, underarms, beard, chest, legs or other parts of the body, resulting in noticeable bald patches. Hair pulling varies greatly in its severity, location on the body, and response to treatment. For some people, at some times, Trichotillomania is mild and can be quelled with a bit of extra awareness and concentration. For others, at times the urge may be so strong that it makes thinking of anything else nearly impossible.

Skin Picking Disorder (also known as Excoriation Disorder or SPD) is a serious and poorly understood problem. People who suffer from SPD repetitively touch, rub, scratch, pick at, or dig into their skin, often in an attempt to remove small irregularities or perceived imperfections. This behavior may result in skin discoloration or scarring. In more serious cases, severe tissue damage and visible disfigurement can result.

Trichotillomania may affect as much as 4% of the population. Women are four times more likely to be affected than men.

Symptoms usually begin before age 17. The hair may come out in round patches or across the scalp. The effect is an uneven appearance. The person may pluck other hairy areas, such as the eyebrows, eyelashes, or body hair.

These symptoms are usually seen in children:

  • An uneven appearance to the hair

  • Bare patches or all around (diffuse) loss of hair

  • Bowel blockage (obstruction) if people eat the hair they pull out

  • Constant tugging, pulling, or twisting of hair

  • Denying the hair pulling

  • Hair regrowth that feels like stubble in the bare spots

  • Increasing sense of tension before the hair pulling

  • Other self-injury behaviors

  • Sense of relief, pleasure, or gratification after the hair pulling

Most people with this disorder also have problems with:

  • Feeling sad or depressed

  • Anxiety

  • Poor self image


EFT For Parents of Children Who Pull Hair & Pick Skin
EFT For Parents of Children Who Pull Hair & Pick Skin
EFT For Parents of Children Who Pull Hair & Pick Skin
EFT For Parents of Children Who Pull Hair & Pick Skin


Introduction for Parents



How to Talk to Your Child

Best Way to Help Your Child

Trichotillomania resources

How to help your child.

Relieviing Guilt


Tapping For Guilt

Touch and Breath to Relieve Guilt



Releasing Anger


EFT Session for Releasing Anger and Rage

Touch and Breathing to Relieve Anger



Releasing Fear


EFT Session for Releasing Fear

Touch and Breathing to Relieve Fear


The biggest fear for parents.

Releasing Sadness


EFT Session to Relieve Sadness

EFT Session with Breathing to Deal with Sadness



EFT for Your Child or Teen


EFT Session For the Urge to Pull or Pick

Short Version of Tapping for the Urge to Pull or Pick

Tappy Bear


Essential Oils for Pulling and Picking

How to Use Essential Oils With Your Child

The Hair Pulling "Habit" and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle

Pre-Teens and Teenagers Book


Going Deeper

Next Steps

Emotional Freedom Techniques for Hair Pulling & Skin Picking


Kim3 March 2018

As a parent of a child with trich, I struggled with guilt and a high level of frustration due to a lack of understanding or knowledge of what our family was experiencing. Though we pursued help from our pediatrician and a counselor, we were making little to no progress until we began our work with Joan Kaylor. Her counsel and strategies have helped our entire family as we are overcoming trichotillomania with our child. The treatment of a child or teen with these disorders must include support and education for parents and caregivers. This course is an enlightening introduction as one begins a journey to overcome trich or disorders like trich. I encourage anyone who is searching for a better way to help their family and themselves to start with this course; research the resources provided within the course; and find a counselor, like Joan Kaylor, who has personal experience overcoming trich. Joan Kaylor is an expert in her field, ever-compassionate and caring with genuine empathy for her patients.


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