Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

Conquering with Keen - Gessie's Nail Biting Story

June 19, 2019

Gessie, a 20-year-old living in New York, began her struggle with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) at the young age of 4. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. She's been able to stop nail biting, stop hair pulling and find acceptance with her situation. As she says, "progress is not linear...its a journey."

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Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

May 28, 2019

Conquering with Keen: Elizabeth's Trichotillomania Recovery Story

Elizabeth is a 21-year-old from Rhode Island, attending school in upstate New York. She’s struggled with Trichotillomania since age 12. This is how she is "Conquering with Keen Awareness." Elizabeth shares that the Keen bracelet "allowed me to retrain my brain to stop pulling out my hair."

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Conquering with Keen: How Erin Tamed the

Conquering with Keen: How Erin Tamed the "Trich Monster"

March 27, 2019

Erin, a former “Married at First Sight” reality TV star, is 28 years old and lives in Australia.  This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness in her own words.  I started pulling my hair out at age 15. I didn’t realise hair pulling was how I coped with anxiety until I was 28. That’s THIRTEEN years later!! My Trichotillomania affected me every day. Hair pulling was something damaging that I knew would make me unhappy, but I felt so much better when I did it. It was a very vicious cycle.

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Personal Reflection: The Power of Keen Awareness Goes Beyond Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Nail Biting and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Personal Reflection: The Power of Keen Awareness Goes Beyond Hair Pulling, Skin Picking, Nail Biting and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

February 19, 2019

In this post, Ellen Crupi, HabitAware's Director of Awareness shares her journey as Keen family and how Keen helped her build awareness of her hand movements and hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), as well as permeating more of her life to help her make positive, healthier choices at work, at home and for her soul.

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Conquering with Keen: Amy’s story

September 25, 2018

When I received my Keen, I trained it for twirling and hair pulling on the left side of my head and for skin picking on the top of my head. I really appreciated the option to change the detection settings depending on my body position, since I usually do my habits most when I’m laying on the couch or sitting at my desk. I hardly ever take Keen off! When my Keen is charging, I still wear the strap as a reminder to help train my brain. I even wear it to sleep!

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Conquering with Keen

September 07, 2018

Body focused repetitive behaviors hurt people’s lives. Keen is changing that. Here’s how some of our Keen family is using the power of awareness and “conquering with Keen.” Abby’s story Katie’s story Lesley’s story Maela’s story Adrienne’s story Helen’s story Stephanie’s story Allie’s story Stephanie’s story Victoria’s story

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Conquering with Keen: Kristi’s story

September 07, 2018

Kristi is a 28-year-old from Minnesota. This is how she is Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words.   From Harmless Habit to Unbearable Pain I have Trichotillomania and have been picking and pulling my eyelashes for 12 years, since I was 16. What started as a relatively harmless “habit” that left me with small, … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Kristi’s story

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Conquering with Keen: Helen’s story

August 07, 2018

Helen, from England, has suffered from Trichotillomania for 38 of her 49 years. This is how she is Conquering with Keen Awareness, as told to the HabitAware team.   A Simple Hair Pulling “Habit” Helen has had Trichotillomania since she was 11 years old when she started pulling her hair in middle school. She doesn’t … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Helen’s story

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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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Conquering with Keen: Victoria’s Story

May 23, 2018

Victoria is 21 years old and lives in Louisiana.  She’s had Dermatillomania for six years. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness, in her own words. From Pimple Popping to Skin Picking Woes I’ve struggled with Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) since high school. I didn’t know there was a name for it of course, … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Victoria’s Story

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Conquering with Keen: Allie’s story

May 16, 2018

Allie is 17 years old and lives in Illinois. This is how she’s Conquering with Keen Awareness in her own words. Finding the Good in Trichotillomania My Body Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) is Trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling disorder. I’ve had it for six years. It had a huge effect on my mental health. The … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Allie’s story

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Conquering with Keen: Stephanie’s Story

May 02, 2018

Stephanie is 24 years old and lives in Virginia.  She’s had Trichotillomania for 3 years but recently realized she likely had a BFRB for much longer.  In her own words, Stephanie shares how she is Conquering with Keen Awareness. From Skin Picking to Hair Pulling I have Trichotillomania, but I recently realized that my journey … Continue reading Conquering with Keen: Stephanie’s story

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