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What is values-based therapy? There are many therapeutic interventions to help an individual focus on what is important to them. Values are those things which someone prioritizes as valuable.
Driving is a prime environment for skin picking behavior, but competing responses can help. People who pick their skin fall into two categories: those who are fully focused when they do it and those who do it when they are not focused or zoned out.
Skin picking disorder, more formally known as excoriation disorder, is considered an obsessive-compulsive related disorder, however it is not obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Scabs on the scalp are a result of cracks in the skin of the head that bleed and dry. The dried blood forms a scab and helps the wound heal. Picking at a scab constantly reopens the wound, causing it to bleed again. Then it forms another scab.
Annette Pasternak's very first stop skin picking coaching client, Carly talks about her journey and the strategies that have been most helpful to her in the long-term. Number one is logging, tracking her picking daily.