I completed the 8th week last Monday. It has given me a base for recovery that I had been sorely lacking. It's an approachable program and its targeted so deeply at what lies beneath the picking behavior patterns. I hadn't wanted to look within and it's all about that and resetting the mind, body and soul to see there is another, healthy way to cope. I'm glad I completed the program when I did. It actually got me through such a tough time in my pregnancy. It's been difficult to say the least and nothing is ever easy, but it's been a gift all the way and continues on.
Just a thought, as I know it's a struggle to find any sort of treatment for skin picking and this website and program is a Godsend. I wish it were available locally to all who suffer. I'm sure I'm not alone in that wish.
D. Skin picker. Oct 2014.
Even though I did not complete the program yet (I'm on session 4), I think it is working for me. The content of the sessions is rich and interesting, and provides me with a lot of useful information about the skin picking disorder, and of course about the treatment strategies. I also find the therapist's help useful - some of the concepts introduced in the content are rather hard to comrehend, and my therapist helped me with the difficult parts. Overall it is a surprisingly good program for me, and I'm looking forward to completing the rest of the sessions. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from the same.
Skin picker for 13 years
It is great to be able to do from home. Weekly sessions are a good idea, give enough time for the last session to get assimilated. Each week has enough covered, to think about and try out, but not too much, so that it is doable. I would suggest SkinPick's program as a good learning environment to anyone who wants to understand and change their picking behaviors.
Skin Picker for 8 years
Actually I've been suffering from this disorder most of my life. I tried going to therapists, both talk therapists and CBT. And that actually helped other areas of my life, but it never helped with my picking. I suspect the reason is that these therapists didn't treat picking specifically. Whereas this program is focused on skin picking. And I actually stopped picking almost completely since I started the program! I have to confess that I wasn't using the worksheets as needed (I skip it mostly), but the material covered in the sessions is most useful! I'm certainly more aware of my picking now, and I found the habit reversal sessions very useful (specifically the tips about switching the action with something else, and taking notice of environmental factors).
Would I recommend it to someone? I think I would. Especially for this price, it's a no brainer. Whereas I think that maybe going to meet an expert would be more efficient for some people. But then again, it would cost much much more. And you'd have to find one! (Which I wasn't able to find in my area).
I'm certainly happy I found your program. Thanks!
Skin picker for 17 years
I've tried different things over the years to deal with my picking, but nothing was really effective. I decided to give your program a try, because it seemed innovative and promising. I haven't yet completed the program (I'm midway), but I can already say it is more effective than anything I've tried in the past.
Skin picker for 16 years
First, let me tell you I'm so happy I found your website and enrolled in the program. I have been following you for a few years now, and when I heard you created the progam, I immediately joined.
It is well structured into sessions, each session dealing with a specific aspect of the disorder and of treatment. There are a lot of practical tips which I find very useful when dealing with my picking. But the best part is of course being able to discuss my issues with the therapist. I don't think I would've gained as much as I did if it wasn't for her. She's so compassionate and professional, and I'm discussing many other issues with her (some are directly related to dermatillomania, others are totally unrelated). Bottom line is that my life got better since I started the progarm. And I certainly recommend it to anyone who is looking for help to deal with dermatillomania.
Skin picker for 25 years