Ellen from the HabitAware team here. I am thrilled to share with you a recent correspondence I had with one of our Keen family members, Layla. I was so touched by Layla’s openness to share her story with me, her willingness to control her BFRB and how she looked inwards to help herself. Her questions about moving into recovery were so insightful. We thought sharing our email convo might inspire and help others in our family, and Layla agreed.
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!
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→
* 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→
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→
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→
* 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→
"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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