Books and Programs by Abby Leora Rohrer

(These are actual testimonials, however due to the sensitive nature of this topic,
measures have been taken to respect the privacy of certain authors when requested.)

Testimonials from Parents, Spouses, and Hair Pulling Men and Women
More in-depth testimonials about Abby Leora Rohrer's teaching

 

"I have not pulled one single hair since receiving this program!"

"This program has been a godsend. I have struggled for over 33 years. I have not pulled one single hair since receiving this program on my computer. I still am finishing lesson 10. My hair is growing in very well. I have realized/recognized many things in progressing through the lessons, things I never would have believed. I truly believe I am cured.

I never thought I would say that. I have never had a lot of belief in or faith in psychological answers to things - I am not a "search and analyze things" person. But these lessons have been a tremendous eye opener and I never would have thought I would admit something like that.

So yes, I am doing well. I am so glad I looked up the word "trichotillomania" and landed at your website. It has been a true blessing, a blessing for which I have prayed many years."

Thank you.

--Julie

“My hair pulling tapered off three days after following your program!"

"So many things in your program rang true. What you said sealed my understanding about what was the base cause of my trich.

"How can I ever thank you?"

--Linda, New York, NY

"I'm now 58 days pull-free!"

"Your program had much influence on my life. I feel much better and I'm much more attentive to my needs and to stress creating situations. It has also helped me to take control in other areas of my life.

"Thank you so much, Abby! "

--Name Withheld by Request, Illinois

My pulling immediately stopped.”

"I was actually pulling while browsing, until I read the first few pages of your site. My hair pulling immediately stopped, then I read lesson 1 of the free mini course, and bought your book straight away.

"I read it in one day, I couldn't put it down. I've never in my life read a book that amazing. The urges and everything had gone. I can't believe just reading something and it sinking into your mind and brain could instantly free you.

"Thanks -- absolutely brilliant reading and not just for hairpullers!"

--Steve B. from the UK

"I haven't pulled in I'm not sure how long . . ."

"Thank you so much for following up on me with encouragement! I have good news for you. I am getting to the thoughts and beliefs behind the behavior. Urges come and go but I decided that I wasn't going to use pulling as my way to cope anymore. It'd sure be easy to replace it with another disgusting habit, so I'm guarding against that, too.

"I'm expressing my feelings more and my marriage is better.

"Thanks again!"

--Ruth W, Michigan

"Your program has led me to where I am today--absolutely certain
that I will never pull again."

“It has been an amazing process.  Although I have accomplished many goals in my life, beating trich seemed unattainable and out of my control.

Then I read your material. I felt an instant connection to your words. Your program was (and will forever be) the best gift ever received. Every single word was significant.

Thank you for showing me the way to peace.”

--Jenn B., California

“I have not pulled a single, hair in 2 months!”

"This is huge because I was to the point where I was pulling every single day for at least an hour, probably two.

I'm filled with gratitude, shock and an odd feeling of peace about it. I feel like I've been exposed to whole new worlds, and the opportunities go way beyond just stopping my hair pulling. I never even thought that stopping was possible! Yipeee!

--Name Withheld, Illinois

“I have quit pulling!”

"I have pulled all of my life, ever since I can remember, but since reading your materials, I have quit. I pulled one hair unconsciously, realized what I did, then threw the hair away!

"I just wanted to let you know that you really struck a chord with me. I am so very grateful."

--Name Withheld, Colorado

“I am now pull-free for 3 weeks and counting,
ever since I used your techniques!”

"Your story was so heartfelt and honest that it was like a mirror image of myself and my thoughts. Your descriptions of trich were so real and truthful I knew you knew what I was going through. It really make me believe that I could end it!"

--R.M., Kansas

"I have not pulled out any hair since the week of that first lesson."

"I have done a lot of self-growth work so I know when I am just going through the motions and when something really sinks in on an emotional and physical level.

Since starting the lessons in your book, I do not see my gray hair as ugly for the first time."

--Name Withheld by Request, California


“I would not have stopped pulling if I had not read your book"

”I'm not sure which bit of it sank in and made me realize why I was hair pulling. Within a week I had stopped and that was over six months ago.

"I'm going to find a hair dresser and get my hair cut for the first time in years. I would not have stopped pulling if I had not read your book. I really had tried to stop but never realized I had to go deeper, it was not just a habit. I just had to understand "why."

"I know we don't know each other, but I really do want to acknowledge what you have done for me. You have given me my life back. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart."

-Aine, Dublin, Ireland

“It's been nearly 6 months since I've pulled!”

"Not since I ordered your book! I know I'm completely finished pulling. Thank you!"

--J.M.J., Maryland

"I hope that others will be as empowered as I am."

“For 27 years I have wrestled, punished and emotionally abused myself. I thought that I was bad and weird. It was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders to read that someone else experienced the same behaviors. In fact, I was astounded that other people actually felt the same way. You were almost a mirror image of me; down to the thoughts, behaviors and reasons associated with the hair pulling.

”Your book helped me look at my behavior in a different light. I think the most significant thing was the empowerment it gave me. Thank you for providing a realistic view of trich.

“I am excited about the prospects of my future, and intend to keep your book by my bedside as a constant reminder, reference, and inspiration that I CAN DO IT!”

--Name Withheld By Request, United States

“I'm already finding success!
It's the best treatment I've ever had - and I've had lots!”

"You've provided a great book, which is easy to access even from Australia.

"I've ceased punishing myself and have not pulled for a full week now. You taught me not to bottle up my feelings for the sake of not upsetting others--a problem I've had my whole life. My general well-being and level of self-esteem has already improved as a result!"

--Janis, Australia

"For the first time in my life I felt more empowered than I would have ever imagined. It all made perfect sense to me."

"I would have never come to this realization if it took me the rest of my life. This one tool has indeed, changed my life."

--D.B., Indiana

"I have to say that your material is without any doubt
the best thing I have encountered in the 7 years since I have known
that the condition had a name."

"Like yourself I have had it for the last 27 years and I can honestly say that this is the information that I would like to have written, because it's so close to the bone, I feel that it's come from me. It's clear and concise and most importantly, it's to the point. It does not wallow or preach and for the first time in a long time, it's given me hope and made me feel good about myself and that I can tackle this."

--Martin, Great Britain

“I am pull-free!”

“I hope to be ready to meet my folks with a new hairdo by January!

“I found that the greatest part of the book for me was your constant encouragement and explanations of the WHY? that had always haunted me.”

--Name Withheld by Request Great Britain

“It sure seemed like a never ending drama that I couldn't stop.”

"But since reading the e-book I have not been pulling my hair for over 2 months now. I am very pleased to have someone like you to reach out to because I don't know what else I would have done.

"I want to thank you again!"

--A Reader from Ohio

"Since I've been working on your healing methods,
I truly have been actually healing myself!"

"My hair is already growing longer and filling in. I get compliments from people telling me how they love my haircut when in reality I haven’t got it cut its just growing and actually looks like a typical hairdo now. I love it.

"You've been the miracle I've been looking for all these years. Thanks again Abby!"

--Wendi, Montana

“Overall, I'm much happier.”

I've been doing your lessons, and really feel it's helping. I'm not always completely pull-free every day, but when I do pull I use your suggestion and, amazingly, that's what allows me to stop after just 2-3 hairs instead of going back for more!

I'm actually allowing myself to feel anger, sadness, etc., whereas before I would suppress those feelings with pulling. Overall, I'm much happier.

--Kelly from Illinois

Your book is brilliant!

"My whole attitude changed immediately and I knew that I had the power to also heal myself."

“I have tried everything to stop pulling, from hypnotherapy to behavior therapy, to counseling, nothing worked, but your book made me open my eyes for the first time and see the sense of it all. I never thought I would wake up and find a miracle, but I have. The answers are in this book.

"I am no longer in pain and suffering. Your words made me believe in my power to heal myself. You are a Godsend!”

--Nisha, London, England

"I have only pulled out three or four hairs since June 30."

“I wanted to let you know what happened to me after I read your book. I believed it was possible to get freedom at last. Those pages became a catalyst for shaking off this bondage that has plagued me for 45 years.

"Thank you for having the courage to write your book and tell people that they can be healed. I believe it and I already feel like I have the victory. I mean business with this thing!!!

"Thank you again and God bless you."

J. N., Louisiana

“I am halfway through your book and am seeing
so many connections with my daughter!”

"I know it isn't meant for young kids but I can find many ways to use it. I am seeing so many things we need to change about how we relate. Thank you so much for being out there!"

--Jane, A Mom from Missouri

“Thank you so much for sharing what you have discovered.
You are a blessing.”

“I find it interesting that your biggest motivator to rid yourself of trich was your daughter and for me, saving my daughter is proving to be not only my motivator to heal myself but has put tools in my hands I likely never would have found."

--A Mom from Florida

"As I read your book, I got so EXCITED because it all rings soooo true."

“Thanks again for providing in understandable terms what trichotillomania really is.”

--A Mom from Arkansas

“Everything I have read is absolutely spot on, and I am starting to see the pieces of my trich puzzle.”

"I knew there was something to be aware of behind the trich, I just didn't know what it was! I went to a psychiatrist, which helped, but only filled in part of the hole inside me. I left with the hole still wide open -- I was learning to deal with the habit and changing my behavior, but hadn't yet worked out the rest and didn't know how to!

“Thank you so much for writing this book -- it has the answers I have been looking for!”

--Joanne S. Australia

“Thank you so much for this book! It was such a Godsend. And thank you for keeping up with your readers!”

"Rather than the same old negative information I've always heard from the "experts", it was so nice to hear that I'm not crazy, or lazy, or whatever other garbage I've been fed by others or myself. It made so much sense to me, especially about being sensitive and self-critical. Like many other pullers, that fits me to a tee. In fact, so much of it did.

"Thanks again so very, very much!"

--A Reader from California

“For the first time in 30+ years, I have hope for recovery!”

"I just finished reading your book. Thank you!!!"

--A Reader from Massachusetts

“You made me realize that I can help myself!”

"Your book has really helped me!!! I was at the end of my rope."

--Elizabeth S., Ohio

“Your book goes against everything we have been led to believe...”

"I have always felt terrible that I can't bring myself to talk about my trich to anyone and therefore have not been able to ask for help. I now realize that I don't really have to ask for help, since help is within myself!"

--A Reader from Israel

“I am now pull-free for 3 weeks and counting, ever since I read your book and used your techniques!”

"I've been pulling for seven years. Your story was so heartfelt and honest that it was like a mirror image of myself and my thoughts. Your descriptions of trich were so real and truthful I knew you knew what I was going through. It really make me believe that I could end it!"

--R.M., Kansas

“Since reading your book my eyes have been opened!”

--A Reader from North Carolina

“The best gift anyone could have given me...HOPE!!!!”

"Thank you very much for your book. I purchased it 3 days before my 31st birthday and it was the best gift anyone could have given me. . .HOPE!!!"

--A Reader from South Africa

“Believe it or not -- I haven't pulled a single hair since I read your book 6 weeks ago!”

"I'm still shocked. Not only do I not pull anymore but I don't even have the urge anymore. It completely went away. All of my eyelashes are back!"

--J. Jones, Maryland

"It really gave me hope!"

"I am not ashamed of my hair pulling anymore. I am accepting my feelings and allowing myself to feel them. I am forgiving myself. I have not stopped pulling yet. But I do see a decrease in it.

"Thank you so much for sharing this with me."

--J. Heath, Iowa

"I tried drugs, sheer willpower, counseling. But after reading the book I realized what I was doing wrong. Something in what you wrote really clicked! I can't believe it!"

"I read through the book several weeks ago and I am happy to report it has worked. I have been doing this since I was 13 and I am now 39, and it has been the number one thing I wanted to change.

"My main problem area has always been my eyelashes and eyebrows. And for the longest time I had to always make sure I was wearing eyeliner and filled in my eyebrows. Guess what? They are growing back and I am so excited. I look so much better already. When I look in the mirror now, it isn't to see what damage I have done, but to see how much my hair has really grown. It's amazing that it grows back even after all the times I pulled them out."

--L. Schultz, Washington

"I haven't finished reading your book yet, but I can now
see myself on the other side of the fence."

"A couple years ago my therapist sent me to a doctor who told me there was no hope for me.. that I would always be a hair puller...and all I could do is reduce my urges by heavily medicating myself.

"As I began to read your book I envisioned a reality that I will walk away from this problem. Not only is it possible, others have done it. Hearing your perspective really allowed me to wrap my arms around that hope.

"Thank you for putting your words on paper for people like me."

--B. B., Washington

"In short, I have been following your advice
and have found it extremely beneficial."

--S. K., Michigan

"It really opened up my eyes and let me see
that there are ways to stop my trich."

"I printed out your book and read it in one night. I have never finished a book before in my life, but this one kept my attention because I knew exactly what you were talking about.

"I am finally getting over my trich and am on my way to getting my life back. I sincerely thank you."

--Brooke B., Montana

"I feel as if it was written just for me."

"I hadn't been online to seek help for over a year now since the websites I used to frequent, although sympathetic, did not offer much help for overcoming this behavior.

"I bought your book and read it early this morning. I first want to thank you for taking the time to write this book. I just want to let you know that I am going to start today with your lessons. Already you have touched on many of the same ideas that I have begun to feel lately to be behind my hair pulling. I am ready to change my life today. I just don't want to stop pulling out my hair, I want to make my life different. I want to listen to my inner self and live the life I was born to live."

--Name Withheld by Request, California

"I am halfway through your book and already have a new outlook."

"I want to thank you for sharing you life with others."

--N. F., Pennsylvania

"The book was amazing. 
It totally changed the way I thought of myself and my difficulties."

"It made me understand who I am and where I need to put my attention."

--Name Withheld by Request

"It has been 20 days since I ordered your book and my pulling has decreased from probably about 200+ hairs a day to 4 or 5!"

I am continuing to discover all of the pieces of my pulling puzzle.

"The honesty and the clarity is such a relief and I truly believe that I will
escape to a "higher order". 

"Thanks again, you've done something remarkable."


--Rebecca Bardsley

"Abby, this was the turning point in all my years of pulling!"

"I thought I knew the reason behind it, but after reading your book, I discovered a whole new, truer, reason. I am now able to fight. I will have my hair back and be able to handle situations in a better way. Thank you so much."

--Debbie, Texas

"By the little that I have read my pulling has declined."

"I've gotten greater insight into my problem and have learned that the drugs and talking are not really the answer."

--Name Withheld by Request, California

"These lessons are working like a miracle!"

"My family has noticed my success, and it's all thanks to you!

"I just got my hair cut and streaked, and I used to be embarrassed of everyone looking at my hair. Now, I just let them look at it as much as they want!

--K.L., 12 years old

"The pulling decreased almost immediately."

"I felt free and so calm. I was able to start working on a home business which I thought about for years, but could never act on. I think the exercises freed me in more ways than just the pulling.

"Thank you for specifically addressing needs for the parents of hair pullers."

--Name Withheld by Request, Kansas

"You have truly written something magical
and I hope not to let myself down."

"I swear, what you wrote is exactly "it".

"It's amazing. I am not pulling as often as I was. In the past, I have tried not to play the victim, but found myself constantly telling someone about my awful past. Since reading your book, I have quit doing that. I realize that keeping that stuff "up front" was not serving any purpose. I want to thank you for being there. Not just in your email, but in your book."

--Name Withheld by Request, California

“Yours in huge gratitude...”

"I think you are brilliant in your perspective on why we do it and it makes so much sense to me."

--R.C., United Kingdom

“I finally feel like I have someone out there who has gone through what I am going through and who is willing to support me no matter what!”

--Name withheld, Massachusetts

“You are building an underground railroad in the aiding
and understanding of this disorder!”

--Name withheld, Texas

 

 

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More Praise From Parents:

 

 

"I used your book information to change my parenting approach and this has drastically reduced my daughter's hairpulling!" 

 

 

"Reading your materials helped me change my attitude toward my daughter and her hairpulling problem.  I thought she would be motivated to stop doing something that gave her bad feelings but your book explained to me that the guilt and bad feelings merely fanned the flames. I have changed my approach to let her know that hairpulling isn't the problem or even a problem; the problem is lots of other stuff, like the stress of growing up and assuming responsibility. Now, we focus on dealing with handling those problems."

--Bonnie, A Mom from New York

 

“I am halfway through your book and am seeing so many

connections with my daughter!”

"I know it isn't meant for kids but I can find many ways to use it. I am seeing so many things we need to change about how we relate. Thank you so much for being out there!"

--Jane, A Mom from Missouri

 

 

 

“Thank you so much for sharing what you have discovered. 

You are a blessing.”

 

I find it interesting that your biggest motivator to rid yourself of trich was your daughter and for me, saving my daughter is proving to be not only my motivator to heal myself but has put tools in my hands I likely never would have found."

--A Mom from Florida

“I thank you so much!”

 

"I bought your book to help one of my daughters.  I feel your information is fascinating and wonderful and am so excited and encouraged that my daughter is pursuing your approach--which has already helped her in the first few days!"

--A Mom from New Jersey

 

 

 

More Praise From Men:

 

 

“From a man's perspective, the book is wonderful!”

"To me the beauty of the book is that it isn't gendered at all--clearly you are a female author and so write from that perspective to some extent. . .but to me the book really resonates because, "Only the wounded physician heals". . .so I hear the healer within you rather than any particular male or female perspective.  I do totally agree with your delineation between OCD and hair pulling -- and think that the delineation is crucial.

--A Reader from Australia

 

 

“Wowie Zowie!  I'm really blown away by your insights!”

"I want to rid myself of this behavior and am so grateful to you for sharing your struggles and your wisdom. I think your concepts can apply to much more than hairpulling.  You've written a very powerful and helpful book.  Thank you!"

--George Stamos, Nevada

 

 

“Your book is absolutely fantastic!”

"No treatments out there come anywhere close to the way that you approach trich!"

--Ryan Joffe, North Carolina

 

"I have to say that [your book] is with out any doubt the best thing I have encountered in the 7 years since I have known that the condition had a name."

"Like yourself I have had it for the last 27 years and I can honestly say that this is the book that I would like to have written, because its so close to the bone, I feel that it's come from me. It's clear and concise and most importantly, it's to the point. It does not wallow or preach and for the first time in a long time, it's given me hope and made me feel good about myself and that I can tackle this."

--Martin Tobin, Great Britain

 

 

 

“After 40 years I finally feel that there is hope!"

“I thought that hairpulling was just a habit that I had to live with for the rest of my life until I read "What’s Wrong With Pulling My Hair Out". 

“Your book is top-notch, Abby, and a totally different approach to stopping this addiction. I commend you for your genuine concern for others who pull as well as the countless hours of research you've done to get to the real issues behind it all.

“Your book has the answers I have been looking for and I highly recommend it for those who truly wish to heal themselves. Thank you.”

 

--Ed Bidinotto

Boulder, Colorado

 

 

 

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More Praise From Husbands:

 

 

“Remember, the hair puller WAS my wife. . .”

"And I said WAS, because that hair pulling problem was left behind.  She now has more confidence and she looks as beautiful as years before (even better) and she feels like a new person.

"The eBook gave her the tools and techniques to fight this problem.

"Believe me, you are really doing something special!"

--A Husband from Panama

 

 

“Ever since she read your book things have really changed.”

 

"My wife and I have argued off and on about her hair pulling problem for about the past year. I really always thought that it could be controlled. After reading several articles about trich I finally started to understand how big of a problem she really had.

 

"I recently bought your online publication and made her read it. She really had herself convinced that there weren't any cures for trich aside from anti depressants. She says that she has struggled with this problem since she was a little girl. Ever since she read your book things have really changed. She has now become very conscious of when she is pulling. It really is working for us. Most importantly it made me understand her problem.

 

"I just wanted to thank you for the time/ effort/ research you put into trich."
 

"Thanks So Much,"
 

--A Husband from Utah

 

 

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Praise For My Follow-up Email Support and Free Mini-Course:

 

"Your email was perfect timing!"

"Yesterday was the first day that I began slipping into real pulling.  I'm sure you know the drill; you are motivated for a while but then resort back to previous behavior."

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"It is amazing to me that your emails and messages come to me in
such a timely fashion, it's almost like you know what is happening in my life on a daily basis!"
 

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"I really appreciate your emails of encouragement.  I have felt alone for so very long."

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"Thank you so much.  I really appreciate the way you keep in contact with your readers.  you really are a source of strength."

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"First of all, let me say thank you for your follow up. I have never purchased anything on-line where I had any correspondence from the seller, much less the concern that you seem to genuinely show."

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"I never write in to magazines, or contact authors of books that change my life, there have been many too, so for me this is a first. What you said (in that email) about taking action was so relevant to my learning, this path I am taking, it made me realize, that action is all that is missing. Thank you for the gentle reminder!"

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"That was an encouraging e mail. I am feeling particularly pleased with myself this week."

"I had conjunctivitis (red eyes) the whole of last week and I managed to keep my eyelashes! Before it was any little irritation and I would start to pull them!"

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"I haven't pulled my hair since reading your book. It is more than a month now. I have a peculiar dilemma with my hair, long at the back and sides and very short on the top where it is starting to grow out! But I can live with that!!!"

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"Thanks so much for your letter of support.  I've been a hairpuller  for 30+ years.  The night I downloaded your book I breathed a big sigh of relief for I knew that this was the beginning of the end." 

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"Just had to say -brilliant timing on the hair cut email. I’m off to the hairdresser today. All the usual agony and explanations."

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"Thanks for your hairdresser story - I think I can count the times I've been to the hairdresser in the past ten years - you're right - I can't stand the looks and the questions at the hairdresser!"

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"Thanks once again for standing by on the sidelines and cheering!!"

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"Thank you for your email Abby.  I am still working through the program, and have found it extremely useful.  Thanks for all your help, and your follow up.  It is much appreciated."

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"Your email could not have come at a better time."

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"The mini course was excellent!"

I have to agree with one of what your other correspondents said. My hair pulling too was something that is not talked about but is, of course, obvious. I cut my own hair and never go the salon. Since I have read your book I have not pulled a single hair and have great hopes of staying that way. I found the most comforting thing was to find there were other people out there who felt just like I did. It is very difficult to put into words to your loved ones what you feel at times. I am very encouraged and as promised will keep you informed.

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"Thanks so much for your letter of support!" 

"My addiction I've had for 30+ years.  The night I downloaded your book I breathed a big sigh of relief for I knew that this was the beginning of the end (so to speak).  I could not have put into words better my thoughts and feelings than you have.  It's nice to know I'm not crazy and that this can be overcome!"

 

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