This study will bring Trichotillomania patients and hair professionals together. As of now the recruitment is going to take place in the German speaking countries: Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
I am looking for 60 individuals with hair-focused repetitive behaviors including their head hair and between 20 and 60 hair professionals to offer a standardized, mindfulness-based hair treatment specifically developed for this study. Each hair professional could also do several appointments
Before the pandemic I envisioned offering a live-training for hair professionals in Hamburg with hands-on instruction and exercises. Now I have developed the training via video, Zoom and written materials, which allows the option to expand the study to English speaking Trichotillomania Patients and hair professionals.
So far three virtual trainings took place with over twenty-five German speaking hair professionals in 2021 and 2022.
As of February 1st, 2023 16 appointments took place, two more are scheduled and four are waiting to be matched.