We Help Kids Who Struggle with Trichotillomania
We Offer a Drug-Free Program That Helps with Trichotillomania, anxiety, and obsessive, repetitive behaviors.
Trichotillomania: What's Happening in the Brain?
Trichotillomania is characterized by the repetitive pulling out of hair, often eyebrows, eyelashes, or patches of hair on the head. While it is often associated with anxiety and/or OCD behaviors, research has shown a connection between trichotillomania and the areas of the brain responsible for both activating and inhibiting motor movements.1 In simple terms, this means there are immaturities in the brain pathways that stop or control an action, leading to too much of that action.
What can be done?
Extensive scientific research demonstrates that the brain is malleable, allowing for brain connectivity change and development and creating an opportunity for improvement at any age. Brain Balance has applied this research to develop a program that focuses on building brain connectivity and improving the foundation of development, rather than masking symptoms or relying on coping strategies to get through day-to-day life.
The program uses a combination of sensory engagement exercises, physical development exercises, cognitive activities, and healthy nutrition to strengthen the brain pathways needed to build better control over repetitive behaviors.
Do you have personal questions relating to your child's behavior?
If you have a child or a teenager who regularly exhibits repetitive, obsessive behaviors in the form of repeated hair pulling, let’s talk. An assessment can help to identify any areas of immaturity that need strengthening and create an action plan for you and your child. In fact, parents saw a 39% improvement, on average, in their child’s obsessive behaviors after completing the Brain Balance Program.2