Ellen is interviewed about her work towards reducing the stigma around mental health and body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as trichotillomania (hair-pulling), dermatillomania (skin-picking) and onychophagia (nail-biting).
Our founder, Aneela Idnani, raises BFRB awareness:
Stories from Keen family who are taking control of hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting.
Your life change starts with our Keen bracelet.
You can't change what you don't know is happening. Keen senses your behavior and gently vibrates, like a "hug" on the wrist, to remind you where your hands are. This builds awareness and creates a moment of pause for you to choose healthier behaviors.
Our Director of Awareness, Ellen Crupi, explains how the 30 second Keen training process creates gesture algorithm that is tailored to your unique behavior:
Once Keen makes you aware, practice using the vibration as a cue to choose healthier soothing strategies. And remember, practice makes progress!
In this episode, Lauren McKeaney, founder and CEO of Picking Me, joins Aneela to talk about her BFRB, ways to take control of it and what Picking Me is all about. Also included is a quick Mindset Reset. This will allow you to take a minute or two to reflect and take control of your mindset.
In our first interview for "Love, Strength, & Awareness," Aneela is joined by Christina Pearson, the founder of The TLC Foundation For BFRBs. Christina shares her story as well as ways to work toward recovery from body focused repetitive behaviors like hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), skin picking (dermatillomania) and nail biting.
It's important that Keen fits snugly. Here's a quick guide to help you decide which bracelet size to order: