In mid-January of 2016, the HabitAware team traveled from our Minnesota headquarters to Asia to participate in HAX. HAX is a hardware startup accelerator program in the heart of the manufacturing capital of the world, Shenzhen, China. HAX has a very small acceptance rate so we are honored to be chosen. HAX provides expertise and mentorship on all the various aspects of making a smart physical product – including hardware manufacturing production, design, certification, software development, packaging and more.
We are here through May 2016 to take the prototypes we’ve been making to the next level: effective, beautiful and ready-to-wear bands to help you break your BFRB habit.
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.
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.