I Want To Stop-- Hypnotherapy?

Hi. I really wasn't even aware that there was a name for this, let alone that other people did it too. I'm shocked-- not sure if it's a happy shock or a sad shock (you guys know how ****** this thing is too? sorry). I'm 20 now, but I've been picking at my skin for as long as I can remember. It used to be mostly on my arms and legs-- every time I got a bug bite or an injury I would get at it until it would scar. It seemed to die down for a while when I reached middle school and high school, but for the past few years it's flared up again, this time on my face. I'm sure I don't need to explain how humiliating it feels. I really, REALLY want to stop. I think I even know a few of the things that make me do it ("triggers"?)-- it's mostly a touch thing. If my hands are on my face and I feel something rough or flaky, I need to fix it. I was diagnosed with OCD and NLD when I was very little, but I've always found the OCD diagnosis to be inaccurate, as the picking is the only compulsive behavior I've ever had, and it is not really something I even consciously think about. I'm kind of peeved the DSM hasn't made it its own disorder rather than a symptom yet, but I digress. I read a couple people say that hypnotherapy has worked for them. Can anyone tell me about this in more depth? I don't know much about how it works or what to expect, but at this point I will try anything.
casetune casetune
18-21
May 11, 2012