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Hypnotherapy Helps Singer To Stop Squeezing Spots

N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos has used clinical hypnotherapy to help her beat her addiction to squeezing spots.

The singer suffered severe breakouts on her face as a teenager and became obsessed with picking her spots.

Tulisa told X Magazine: "I stopped doing it about six months ago. From the age of about 14, I used to spend hours in front of the mirror squeezing literally anything I could find. I could have the tiniest little blackhead and I'd attack it until it was bright red and my skin was all broken and damaged. I'm so lucky I don't have loads of scars.

But the star eventually decided enough was enough and believed a drastic course of therapy was the only way to help her change her behaviour.

"I had hypnotherapy. I was really sceptical about it working but it totally did. Now I'll only squeeze a spot if I really need to and then I'll put Savlon on afterwards to heal it. It's made such a dramatic difference to me. It's amazing."

Hypnotherapy is a fantastic way of conquering behavioural addictions. The hypnotherapist is likely to use a technique which combines hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming and cognitive behavioural therapy to help deal with the underlying cause of the addiction.

The client is taught to change the way they associate their old dependency by working on self-confidence and self-esteem. The new confidence allows the client to find new ways to conquer the feelings which cause them to carry out the behavioural addictions.