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Silencing the Self Stigma Soundtrack

July 25, 2018

This article was written by our summer intern, Dureti Doto. Thank you Dureti for sharing your personal experience and knowledge with us all! My name is Dureti Doto and I have been working at HabitAware this summer as an intern. Before I learned about HabitAware, I did not know what body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) … Continue reading Silencing the Self Stigma Soundtrack

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Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support

July 18, 2018

The Keen team is grateful for the ongoing support of the trichotillomania treatment professional community. We especially extend thanks to Pam Katz, LCSW for sharing her experience and “family first” approach to treating trichotillomania, dermatillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors below. Thank you, Pam!  It is not uncommon for a child or adolescent with … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Pam Katz, LCSW: Helping BFRB families Live, Love and Support

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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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The cost of (not) treating Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania

June 27, 2018

I’ve heard some people express hesitation about Keen – maybe it’s the cost or maybe it’s the fear of the unknown. To that I ask, What have you already SPENT, or LOST and what can you SAVE or GAIN from Keen awareness?  Hair pulling is about more than just hair loss. Skin picking is more than … Continue reading The cost of (not) treating Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania

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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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How to stop what you’re doing and think about what you’re being.

June 14, 2018

YOU DESERVE TO BE Yesterday’s “To Do” list was so never-ending that I never got around to writing to you! Lists are my thing – they keep me organized and productive. They also keep me a little over-busy, anxious and exhausted. Which got me thinking about all the “doing” I’m doing and wondering if it’s … Continue reading How to stop what you’re doing and think about what you’re being.

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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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Community Spotlight: Alison Dotson: Showing Up for OCD Awareness

May 30, 2018

Alison Dotson is a mental health advocate & a new friend! Though Alison & I both live in the Twin Cities, it took Mental Health friends across the globe to make our introduction happen! I met Alison through Stuart Ralph, a Brit whom I met virtually via Liz Atkin & in person at the 2017 … Continue reading Community Spotlight: Alison Dotson: Showing Up for OCD Awareness

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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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Finding the Good in Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania & Other BFRBs

May 16, 2018

Do you wish you never pulled that very first hair or picked that very first blemish? No one wants to be afflicted with a BFRB that buries us in shame and makes us want to run away and hide. But wishing something away isn’t going to send it away. It’s your choice to actively pursue … Continue reading Finding the Good in Trichotillomania, Dermatillomania & Other BFRBs

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