Olympian Tasha Jonas on BBC Sport mentions how The MindPt has Helped
Client and friend of Phil Steele, (The MindPT), Tasha Jonas has recently been featured on a leading BBC podcast, and the BBC Sport website talking about how treatment has helped her with the condition of trichotillomania.
Trichotillomania, also known as trich, is when someone can’t resist the urge to pull out their hair.
They may pull out the hair on their head or in other places, such as their eyebrows or eyelashes.
Trich is more common in teenagers and young adults, and tends to affect girls more often than boys.
Tasha Jonas became the first female British boxer to compete in the Olympics in her home Games in London in 2012 and won her first professional fight in 2017 in just 92 seconds.
Tasha spoke about how the condition striked at times of stress particularly when in training or close to a fight, such as in 2018 when she became WBA International Super-featherweight champion.
“I’m working with Phil Steele (psychologist and hypnotherapist, The Mind PT) to recognise when it comes, what triggers it and what starts it. Now it’s starting to have a mental impact, in that I know why I do it and when the time’s coming that I’m going to start doing it.
Because I was never hurting anyone else, I never saw it as an issue. Sometimes my mum or my nan would say ‘what are you doing that for?’ and I would say ‘is it hurting you?’ and because it didn’t hurt them – if I was losing hair it doesn’t bother anyone else – I never thought it was a problem.”
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