Love Strength and Awareness Podcast Replay

Love Strength and Awareness Podcast Replay

October 06, 2020

Did you miss an episode of our Love Strength and Awareness podcast that launched during BFRB Awareness week?

Catch up here!

We created this podcast to raise #BFRBAwareness for Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. Our goal is to inspire hope through storytelling. 

We are so thankful to our guests and to all of you who have express so much all love and appreciation for HabitAware's Love Strength and Awareness podcast.

And immense gratitude goes to Jackie Biederman, co-founder of StoryPopMedia, who brought this podcast to life! Learn more about how she can help YOU start your own podcast at storypopmedia.com.

Episode 1: Trichotillomania Recovery: Aneela Idnani's Story

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Episode 2: Interview with Christina Pearson, the Heart & Soul of the BFRB Community

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Episode 3: Mindset Reset - Take a Moment of Pause

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Episode 4: Non-Profit Founder Lauren McKeaney proclaims, "I am #PickingME over my BFRB!" 

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Episode 5: Mindset Reset - Small Wins 

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BONUS INSPIRATION!! ** MUST LISTEN**

Iridescent Women interviews HabitAware Co-Founder, Aneela Idnani 

In honor of #BFRBAwarenessWeek, in this episode of season 3, we interview Aneela Idnani, Co-founder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. For more than 20 years, Aneela hid her battle with compulsive hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), a mental health condition. After sharing this secret, she began HabitAware and created Keen, a patented smart bracelet that uses gesture detection technology to bring awareness to body-focused-repetitive-behavior like hair pulling, skin picking and nail biting, issues that negatively impact more than 20 million Americans alone. Aneela is a mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions.

How can awareness help us discover healthier coping mechanisms? How can we overcome the shame and stigma that exist around mental health conditions? How do we cultivate a greater self-compassion? How can we grow in empathy and support the mental health of those around us? These questions and more will be explored in this latest encouraging and empowering episode.

 

Take a step forward in your BFRB journey. Invest in a keen bracelet today.

 

 

Special thank you to Jackie Biederman, co-founder of StoryPop, who helped bring our podcast to life! Learn more about how she can help YOU start your own podcast at storypopmedia.com or find her on LinkedIn!

 




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Shattering Shame: A Mindset Reset to Overcome Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania, Nail Biting
Shattering Shame: A Mindset Reset to Overcome Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania, Nail Biting

July 26, 2021

Feeling ashamed of hair pulling, skin picking or nail biting? You are not alone. I've felt it too & it’s why I hid for more than 25 years. In this 2021 TLC BFRBCon session HabitAware Co-founder & President, Aneela Idnani, and HabitAware Director of Awareness, Ellen Crupi, break down why we feel shame, explain how it manifests and share ways to shatter shame. By facing shame, we can shift perception and open the door to recovery. You don’t need to make a change today, just listen & plant the seed of hope!

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"Believing You Can" Can Help You Take Control of Hair Pulling, Skin Picking and Nail Biting Disorder

July 22, 2021

In this blog post, we share how changing our mindset and self-belief system is a big part of gaining control over Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors like hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting. The thoughts we tell ourselves guide our actions. Here's how to tell ourselves new things.

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Becoming proactive and empowered: How new insights from behavior change research can inform management of BFRBs
Becoming proactive and empowered: How new insights from behavior change research can inform management of BFRBs

May 11, 2021

In this guest post Dr. Richard Lopez, Cognitive Neuroscience, PhD, looks at how how behavior change research can inform the management of body focused repetitive behaviors. The article also highlights how HabitAware Keen2 delivers evidence-based behavior change strategies. Perhaps one day this system of behavior change can become an official treatment for trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), dermatillomania (skin picking) and onychophagia (nail biting).

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HabitAware Keen Sizing Guide

Not sure which size is right for you?

It's important that Keen has a snug fit on your wrist. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order:


Keen2


Sporty Keen (original)