Free Self-Guided Program to Stop Skin Picking
How it works
Habit Reversal Training (HRT) is a simple behavioral intervention that will help you replace your body-focused repetitive behaviors with more appropriate and healthier habits. Through our free self-guided course each week you will start an outlined session that will help you work on a specific component of HRT.
Every session is accompanied by questions for journaling and reflection, as well as a practical assignment. The combination of these will help you learn about your BFRBs, understand the details of the process, and select and implement appropriate techniques that will help you cope with them in a more efficient way.
Can I modify the program to suit my specific needs?
This is a self-guided and a self-paced program, so you can approach it any way you like. However, we suggest that you follow our proposed protocol to get better results. We assembled this program based on treating over 3000 clients struggling with BFRBs.
It’s difficult to stay motivated and keep up with my weekly assignments. How can I keep myself accountable?
This is an issue that many people experience. Possibly the best thing that you can do is to find an accountability partner. This can be any person you trust, but preferably it’s someone who is going through the same program or someone who intimately understands what you’re going through. You can use our Facebook group or forum to find others who are in this program or to simply share your experiences and connect with others.
I’m discovering a lot more information about myself than I had expected. How can I process that?
With our questions for reflection, practical techniques and the app, you indeed may learn quite a lot about your BFRBs as well as potential psychological issues underpinning them. To process these insights correctly, it’s best to seek a therapist, someone who is trained to help you make sense of your inner world. If you’re interested in exploring your BFRB in depth and finding more comprehensive ways to deal with them as well as any underlying issues, consider joining our therapist-assisted program.
Will I completely overcome my BFRBs with this program?
HRT is an empirically validated form of treatment for body-focused repetitive behaviors. If you apply it as we advise, you can expect to reduce the damage you do and to replace your BFRBs with a healthier habit. It’s difficult to predict the exact reduction of symptoms that you can expect, as this depends on many factors that we can’t control - your compliance, the extent of your picking prior to treatment, etc.