Beyond Keen's

Beyond Keen's "Hug": 4 tips on how to overcome after "Keen" awareness

November 28, 2018

Here's actionable steps to take to control of your hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) or nail biting AND retrain your brain. The best treatment for trichotillomania is treating yourself right. The HabitAware team shares how you can use the Keen smart bracelet to develop awareness and take control!

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Guest Post: Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs (like Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania)

September 11, 2018

Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs by Courtney & Maela Spainhower It’s that time of the year again when we’re wrapping up summer, squeezing the last drops of fun out of break before returning to the school grind. For our family, that means re-stocking closets after uniforms have been outgrown, sorting supply lists, … Continue reading Guest Post: Parenting 101 – Back to School with BFRBs (like Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania)

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My Replacement Behaviors for Hair Pulling, Skin Picking or Nail Biting

July 11, 2018

So you have your Keen bracelet, your “self care alarm,” as per our Keen family member, Adrienne. Now what? Well, now it’s time to acknowledge your need for self care when the alarm sounds. How can you do that? Simple, practice replacement behaviors for hair pulling, skin picking or nail biting. These are essentially alternatives … Continue reading My Replacement Behaviors for Hair Pulling, Skin Picking or Nail Biting

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Conquering with Keen: How Adrienne Broke Free from Trichotillomania

July 03, 2018

38-year-old Adrienne lives in Michigan and has had Trichotillomania for 25 years.  This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. From “Best Hair” to Hair Pulling Disorder My hair was my “thing.” The thing I was known for. The thing that put a quiet, introverted, awkward girl in the yearbook for … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: How Adrienne Broke Free from Trichotillomania

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Community Spotlight: Kelsey: A Renaissance Woman, who just so happens to have Trichotillomania

June 20, 2018

YOU DESERVE TO BE Meet Kelsey, she’s a Keen family member, a volunteer for TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and an advocate for BFRB awareness. I met Kelsey through a mutual friend at the 2016 TLC conference. A year later, Kelsey gave a speech to share her journey and trichotillomania solution. In her … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Kelsey: A Renaissance Woman, who just so happens to have Trichotillomania

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Guest Post: Tapping Your Way to Freedom from Nail Biting

June 06, 2018

Here at HabitAware, we are big believers in healthy choices. Our smart bracelet, Keen, helps you manage nail biting, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania), and other unwanted Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors by notifying you of when the (usually) automatic gestures are happening. Once you’re aware, you can make a new choice, and move your … Continue reading Guest Post: Tapping Your Way to Freedom from Nail Biting

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Guest Post: The Toolkit for BFRB Management

December 20, 2017

* by Trudi Griffin, NCC Licensed Professional Counselor, and part of the TrichStop team * Scientists do not have definitive cures for body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as skin picking and hair pulling, but there are effective treatment strategies that can help you manage behaviors. Awareness is the key to behavior change: The first step of … Continue reading Guest Post: The Toolkit for BFRB Management

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Guest Blog: Faith, Awareness and Trichotillomania Recovery

November 14, 2017

For Week 3 of our “Month of Gratitude,” we are talking about how you gotta have FAITH! I am a firm believer in believing. It’s not about religion. It’s about cultivating trust and confidence. It’s about allowing yourself to “hand off” your dreams, wishes and worries to a “something.” That “something” can be Jesus, Allah, … Continue reading Guest Blog: Faith, Awareness and Trichotillomania Recovery

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Guest Blog: Music + Keen are My Treatment for Trichotillomania

November 07, 2017

Thankful for the healing power of music. Music has been scientifically proven to heal “time after time.” (If you get my 80s music reference please post in the comments!) It can be a great treatment for trichotillomania, especially if combined with other tactics. Today, Keen family member, Katie Lee shares how her passion for music … Continue reading Guest Blog: Music + Keen are My Treatment for Trichotillomania

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Guest Post: 7 Trich-Taming Tricks

August 17, 2017

* This blog post was written by Jen Deyo, trichster & writer. * Although focused on trich, because that is Jen’s personal experience, many of the tips here can help you stop skin picking and nail biting! If you are ready to stop hair pulling (trichotillomania), stop nail biting or stop skin picking (dermatillomania), check out … Continue reading Guest Post: 7 Trich-Taming Tricks

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The Fidget Cube & Fidget Spinner Craze!

June 25, 2017

It is no secret that fidget toys are a good replacement strategy for hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting (onychophagia). The reason? Fidget toys keep your hands busy so you can’t physically pull, pick or bite. Keen, our habit awareness bracelet, can be the first step in this process by helping you become …

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15 Ideas for What to Do Instead of Hair Pulling, Skin Picking or Nail Biting

April 07, 2016

Hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting and other body-focused repetitive behaviors are such subconscious actions that you never really know when it is happening. HabitAware’s smart bracelet is designed to give you awareness of where your hands are and what your mind is doing when you aren’t really paying attention.  But then what?! After awareness, it’s …

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