Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (eBook)
Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB), such as hair pulling and skin picking, are greatly misunderstood, and few resources are available to those afflicted. In this much-needed self-help resource, three renowned BFRB experts and clinicians offer the first comprehensive treatment approach grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help readers overcome BFRB for good.
“The definitive guide for those who pick or pull.” —Reid Wilson, PhD, author Stopping the Noise in Your HeadA comprehensive treatment plan grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you overcome body-focused repetitive behaviors for good!If you have body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania) or skin picking (dermatillomania), you may feel embarrassed about seeking help. But there are proven-effective strategies you can use to overcome these behaviors and improve your overall quality of life—this book will show you how.In this evidence-based resource, three renowned experts and clinicians offer powerful CBT skills to help you move past BFRB. You’ll learn why you engage in these behaviors, and how to identify your own sensory “triggers”—places, things, or experiences that cause your behavior to become worse. Finally, you’ll learn strategies to use when faced with these triggers, and develop your own customized “plan of action” for moving beyond BFRB for good.With time, practice, and solid skills for managing stress, anxiety, urges, and other triggers, this book will help you break free from BFRB and feel more in control of your life.