Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

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Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

A Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking

by Charles S. Mansueto, Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek, Ruth Goldfinger Golomb

2020, Published by New Harbinger Publications | 216 Pages
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“The definitive guide for those who pick or pull.”
—Reid Wilson, PhD, author Stopping the Noise in Your Head

A 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.

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