This is Deena’s Conquering with Keen story, as told to Ellen Crupi, HabitAware’s Director of Awareness. Early this March, HabitAware started supporting Deena in achieving her goal of kicking her 70 year old nail biting “habit.” During our free Keen set up training call, Deena said to me, “Ellen, I have tried everything...
Art is a way of sparking conversation, uniting people, healing, and inspiring. There are so many individuals using their talent and creativity as a platform as a way of understanding their BFRBs and creating awareness for others, and we’d like to share these artists with you! We encourage you to follow and share these artists in our BFRB community as a small and tangible way to show support and find inspiration along the way.
Missed out on one of the body focused repetitive behavior educational webinars that HabitAware has hosted? Don't worry. We've got you covered. Here's a list of recordings so you can watch, pause, and reflect at your own pace.
"It all began in elementary school. I remember I was in my bedroom when my parents asked me where my eyelashes went. I didn’t know what they were talking about at first and then I ran to the mirror to discover that my eyelashes were all gone. I started to panic because I didn’t know how this happened and I didn’t even remember pulling them out...."
BFRBs are a heartless beast. It seeks to devour hearts and minds, body and spirit. But you don’t have to be its prey. As strong as it is, you are stronger. You can’t fight, though, if you don’t have the proper battle weapons...
We love hearing from you that HabitAware Keen is retraining your brain! But what happens when Keen isn't vibrating when you are engaging in our BFRB or Keen vibrates at the wrong times. In working with hundreds of Keen family members I've learned a few tricks to train Keen accurately and reduce false alarms. Here are those tricks to get you on the path to success with Keen awareness!
Kristi is a 28-year-old from Minnesota. This is how she is Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. From Harmless Habit to Unbearable Pain I have Trichotillomania and have been picking and pulling my eyelashes for 12 years, since I was 16. What started as a relatively harmless “habit” that left me with small, … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Kristi’s story→
Together with Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek, of the Anxiety Sisters, and Lauren McKeaney of PickingME Foundation we recorded a podcast to share treatments for body focused repetitive behaviors like trichotillomania and dermatillomania, along with our mental health stories.
"Thank you for your faithful emails, they are a source of great motivation for many of us. I actually think of my Keen as a "helper", a unique tool to remind me when I am slipping into my danger zone." - L.M.
"This newsletter is excellent...I credit the mere existence of this product and the feeling of community fostered by this newsletter, as two of the catalysts that helped free me from my shame and self-loathing in regards to my trichotillomania." - D.M.
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