Dermatillomania is the technical term for compulsive grooming or skin-picking. The face is the usual point of focus, however hands, freckles, moles, scars, scabs, sores, acne and blemishes may be attacked with fingernails, teeth, pins, tweezers and other devices.
It is actually classed by the American Psychiatric Association as an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), making it more than just a ‘bad habit’. It is classified as a body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB).
Sometimes it is preceded by stress and a strong urge to pick, and then follows with a feeling of relief and satisfaction.
Pathological grooming usually starts with legitimate grooming, or perhaps as a stress response and then becomes automatic, unrelated to any particular external stimulus.
The difference between pathological grooming and other OCD behaviours is that it is enjoyable and rewarding. But that is exactly why it is so difficult to overcome.
Compulsive skin-picking is usually initiated or influenced by negative emotional states, and then results in a negative emotional feedback loop that results in the recurring compulsive behaviour. Because skin-picking has both behavioural and emotional components, treatment should focus upon both.
The ‘Welcome Freedom From Skin-Picking’ has both behavioural and emotional components, treatment should focus upon both. This MP3 should be used in conjunction with Welcome No Stress and Anxiety and Welcome Life Beyond Depression.
If you had a bucket of mud (representing negative emotions and behaviors), but you wanted a bucket of clean fresh water (representing positive emotions and behaviors), you could put the bucket of mud under a tap and run fresh clean water (representing subliminal affirmations) into the bucket. But it would take a long time, and you would still have a bucket of muddy water. That is an analogy of how most subliminal affirmation downloads currently available on the Internet work, or perhaps do not work. Peter Zapfella uses his one-on-one therapies to ‘throw out’ or delete the mud (representing negative emotions and behaviors) and then you can choose to use the ‘Welcome’ Subliminal Affirmations to quickly and efficiently refill the bucket with fresh clean water (representing positive emotions and behaviors). No mud!
NLP and hypnotherapy are very effective in treating body-focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB) issues because they change or delete the unconscious emotions that drive the patterns of thought that used to lead to the unwanted repetitive behaviour. The ‘Welcome Freedom From Skin-Picking’ MP3 teaches new unconscious patterns of thought and behaviours following one-on-one therapy with Peter Zapfella world-wide via VOIP services world-wide, including Skype and Facetime. For more information go to www.PeterZapfella.com and www.skypetherapy.pro
Now you can listen to these subliminals when ready to sleep and let these gentle and encouraging words guide your unconscious mind into the realms of dreams. If you listen to this MP3 while sleeping, on ‘repeat’ or ‘loop’ your unconscious mind will hear this message around 450 times every night. Alternatively you can listen in the background during the day at work or leisure, as no hypnotic trance is required.
These subliminal messages are simply ‘obscured’ from the conscious mind within masking music or environmental sounds to prevent conscious analytical thinking. The more these messages are repeated, the more they are uncritically accepted by the unconscious, which maintains emotions, beliefs and habits of behaviour. A simple message, repeated enough, will become a new unconscious belief, which your unconscious can manifest into reality. A message repeated following therapy with Peter Zapfella can achieve miraculous results.
Subliminal Affirmation Text:
“The old out dated anxiety, shame, guilt and stigmatisation associated with skin – picking is all gone, because that old compulsive behaviour has vanished forever. The truth is skin – picking was the cause of anxiety not the cure. It was childish bad habit. Now you have grown up and grown out of it for ever. The thought of skin-picking leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Your skin is growing more strong and beautiful. You are proud of the skin that you are within. You are now more clear in the mind, more relaxed in the body. You accept everything and everybody because you are more confident. You have greater self-control. The way that you feel is becoming better and better because the burdens has been lifted for ever and ever now that you welcome life beyond skin-picking.”
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