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→
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 …
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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