Skin Picking? Simply Solved

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Skin picking sometimes occurs with minimal or no awareness and can occur during in a trance like state or even during sleep. This doesn't mean that it cannot be stopped and often hypnosis by a specialist in BFRBs is the answer.

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Dermatillomania, or skin picking, now appears to be one in the spectrum of compulsive disorders, and could be genetic in origin.

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Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours are often abbreviated to BFRBs. The BFRB we support here today is Dermatillomania, which is a condition marked by picking one's own skin. BFRB's can affect people of any age, although they most typically start in late childhood to early teens. The better known behaviour of nail biting is also a BFRB. Cheek chewing and lip-picking are also BFRBs, for which the treatment is the same.

The compulsive element is what makes it distressingly difficult to avoid picking, and extensive behavioural therapy is needed for some, to help control the compulsion.

Simple, relaxing yet flexible recovery strategies.

Hypnotherapy can be very helpful and the Clarity CD in particular has helped many overcome their picking.

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We will work with you until you find success.

Arrange for someone to place mirrors and pins out of your reach, and only use the mirror twice a day, for grooming purposes, if necessary under supervision.

Gripping ice can help to distract you, and if you're a biter, biting ice can help too.

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Linda Carter
Project Lead at charizma. I swim, cycle, and run a lot. When I’m not doing all those, I love to read and try new things.

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    Charles Vaughan

    Oct 12, 2017 AT 10:40 PM REPLY

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      Carol Palmner

      JULY 23, 2017 AT 11:25 AM REPLY

      Eventually the sun just shines softly on even the most affected skin
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    Linda Menandez

    JULY 25, 2017 AT 12:30 PM REPLY

    :-)

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