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!


Keen2 is your Awareness & Response Training Coach!

Keen2's base app delivers on Basic Awareness Training by allowing you to record your specific behavior(s), up to 4, on to the bracelet. When Keen2 senses the recorded movement, it sends a vibration as your reminder to acknowledge the behavior and respond with a healthier intention. With practice you can retrain your brain with this methodology:

HabitAware-Keen 2-How  Keen Works to Stop Trichotillomania Dermatillomania

Remember, we’re here for you. Keen2 can guide you step by step, to Retrain Your Brain. This system will also give you the chance to practice, practice, practice until these new skills become your go-to replacements for your current unwanted hair pulling, skin picking or nail biting. And if you ever need help, we are just an email away.

So, are YOU "Keen2" reverse your unwanted behavior?

ORDER Keen2




Also in HabitAware Blog: Soul Fuel

7 Ways to Reduce Shame from Trichotillomania
Shame OFF you: 7 Ways to Reduce Shame from Trichotillomania

June 07, 2022

Read More

5 Things to Prepare For When Telling A Loved One You Have Trichotillomania, Chronic Hair Pulling Disorder Seeking Support
5 Things to Prepare For When Telling A Loved One You Have Trichotillomania

May 31, 2022

Read More

Conquering with Keen: Jeff Uses Trial and Error to Find What Works
Conquering with Keen: Jeff Uses Trial and Error to Find What Works

May 03, 2022

​​Hello everybody!  My name is Jeff in Seattle and I’ve struggled with Trichotillomania (Eyebrows) for 14 years.  This was very therapeutic to write a blog for the first time in my life, and I’d encourage others to do this as well.  When I was in High School, I was self-conscious about my bushy eyebrows.  My mom innocently suggested I try getting them waxed, but I was too shy to go through with it.  

Read More

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)