What to Expect from Therapy? Reduction or Stopping?
Having both low and high expectations of treatment will likely result in disappointment. To prevent that, this month we'll talk about how to set expectations as you decide to seriously start dealing with skin picking and how to anticipate and prevent pitfalls and relapses that inevitably happen.
Webinar: How SkinPick Program Works
A Recovery Story, pt. 2
Last month you heard a recovery story from the point of view of a therapist. This month, we're bringing you a real treat: you will hear a first hand recovery story from someone who struggled with skin picking and managed to overcome it. Tune in to hear a successful example of recovery, and get some inspiration for your own journey. This month's Q&A will be with our guest - you will be able to ask her about her change and learn how she found her way out.
A Recovery Story, pt. 1
In March, we are starting a two-part webinar that explores recovery stories. This month, we will take a look at a SkinPick client and her journey to recovery. We will discuss the ups and the downs of recovery and therapy, and examine the factors that have led her to finally leaving picking behind and starting her life anew.
Discipline and Change
Most people who try to get a handle on their picking find that one thing is particularly important: staying consistent and being disciplined about the techniques that work is often harder than finding said techniques. This month, Dr. Miletic will talk about discipline and how to make sure to stay on course. The webinar will be followed up by a Q&A.
Breathing & Grounding Exercises for Skin PIcking
In the webinar Dr. Miletic talks about different breathing and grounding exercises that will help you get through the urge to pick. The webinar will include a practical demonstration, handouts as well as the regular Q&A session following the talk.
Stimulus Control for Skin Picking
In this webinar we will talk about stimulus control. You will learn about this approach to treating skin picking and learn how to implement it on your own.
Stimulus Control for Skin Picking. Part 2
This is the Q&A part of the webinar - Stimulus Control for Skin Picking.
How to Implement Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for Skin Picking?
We will take a look at habit reversal training and how you can go about implementing it to successfully gain control of your excoriation disorder. HRT is one of the oldest and best tested treatment methods, and after our webinar, you will know the general principles of how to implement it yourself.
How to Implement Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for Skin Picking? Part 2
This is the Q&A part of our webinar How to Implement Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for Skin Picking?
Learning How to Work With Difficult Emotions
In this webinar we talked about the relationship between intense emotional experiences and skin picking. Dr. Vladimir Miletic will talk about different ways to cope and regulate emotional responses in tough situations. The webinar will be accompanied by practical instructions and audio materials.
Learning How to Work With Difficult Emotions. Part 2
This is the second part of our webinar on Learning How to Work With Difficult Emotions and it contains the Q&A section.
Skin Picking, Neuroplasticity & Change
After a more psychological webinar in July, we are going back to neuroscience in August! The topic you've selected is neurplasticity and skin picking. Our Clinical Lead, Dr. Miletic, will talk about the science behind neurplasticity and in particular how that relates and what that means for people struggling with dermatillomania - what are some advantages of it that can help speed up the healing process, and what are proper expectations to set in terms of how fast our brains can re-wire themselves.
Skin Picking, Neuroplasticity & Change. Part 2
This is the second part of our webinar on Skin Picking, Neuroplasticity & Change and it contains the Q&A section.
Understanding the Urge to Pick
The urge to pick often seems like a mysterious force that comes about and overtakes us after a long struggle. In this webinar, we shed some more light on it, offering alternative ways of interpreting this uncomfortable sensation that can open up new avenues of relating to it.
How to talk about skin picking?
In this webinar we talk about a different aspect of skin picking - how to deal with other people? What to explain and what not to explain? We will talk about different ways to share about skin picking but without stigma, shame and guilt.
How to talk about skin picking? Part 2
This is the Q&A part of the webinar How to talk about skin picking?
How Guilt Maintains Skin Picking?
In this webinar, we talk about guilt and its complex role in skin picking - as a trigger, a consequence, but also as a part of a vicious cycle that maintains it.
How Guilt Maintains Skin Picking? Part 2
This video is the Q&A part of our webinar - How Guilt Maintains Skin Picking?
Mindfulness of the Body and Its Role in the Treatment of Skin Picking
In this webinar we explore body awareness - what its role is in the treatment of skin picking and what are additional benefits of cultivating mindfulness of the body for your mental health. We will provide you with all the starting resources to start working on developing it.
Mindfulness of the Body and Its Role in the Treatment of Skin Picking. Part 2
This is the second part of our March 2021 webinar and it includes the Q&A session.
Identifying triggers for skin picking
This webinar is dedicated to exploring triggers. After a more theoretical webinar in January, we are returning to a practical topic. We explore different types of triggers, how to identify them, understand them and what to do to change them.
Identifying triggers for skin picking. Part 2
This is the second part of our February 2021 webinar on triggers. This clip contains the Q&A that followed the webinar.
When Good Enough isn't Good Enough: Perfectionism and Skin Picking
In this webinar we talk about perfectionism, as well as how and why it leads to skin picking. We look at different aspects of perfectionism through practical real life examples and discuss different "antidotes" to perfectionistic tendencies.
When Good Enough isn't Good Enough: Perfectionism and Skin Picking. Part 2
This is the 2nd part of our January webinar on perfectionism. This part contains the Q&A section where Dr. Miletic answered questions on perfectionism and anything else related to skin picking.
Avoiding emotions and skin picking
In this webinar we are talking about an important topic for most people who struggle with skin picking. We will discuss emotional avoidance, its sources and consequences, as well how and why it results in skin picking. The webinar will be followed up by the Q&A session where you can have all your questions answered.
Avoiding emotions and skin picking. Part 2
The topic of our webinar in December was avoidance and skin picking. Dr. Vladimir Miletic talked about how avoiding emotions and difficult experiences leads to skin picking. This second part of the webinar contains the Q&A part. To view the webinar, click on the link below: https://youtu.be/DJdt_Wk-dgU
A guide to habit reversal training
In our November webinar, we talked about habit reversal training (HRT) - how to do it, what are its strengths and weaknesses. If you're already in the program, this webinar will help you get more from it and if you're interested in doing it yourself, you'll learn how to get started on your own. As always, the webinar will be followed by a Q&A session.
A guide to habit reversal training. Part 2
This is the second part of our November webinar. The topic of the webinar was habit reversal training and its application for dermatillomania. This clip contains the Q&A section of the webinar. To see the webinar itself, click here: https://youtu.be/BfpWN_S01-U
Understanding skin picking "trances"
In our October webinar, we will talk about a topic chosen by our listeners in September. We will discuss those intense, destructive episodes of skin picking that are often referred to as "trances". We will examine their genesis and function, and discuss different ways to cope with them. The webinar will be followed by the usual Q&A where you can ask any questions about skin picking or our program.
Understanding skin picking "trances". Part 2
This is the Q&A part of our October webinar about skin picking trances.
Making and breaking habits
Dealing with BFRBs involves establishing and maintaining new habits. In this month's webinar, Vladimir will talk about principles of habit formation. We will look into the science behind it and practical ways to establish new and healthy habits.
Making and breaking habits. Part 2
This is the 2nd part of our September webinar that includes the Q&A part. To listen to the first part where Vladimir talks about habit formation and maintenance as well as how this helps you cope with picking, click here: https://youtu.be/QPaqI7QNSyY
Mindfulness as a practical approach to skin picking
In this month's webinar, we will talk about mindfulness and how it can help with body-focused repetitive behaviors. You will learn what mindfulness is, how it works, how it affects our brains and how we can use it to deal with BFRBs. The webinar will include a practical part where you will get a taste of mindfulness first hand. Supplemental materials will be provided so that you have everything you need to start your own mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness as a practical approach to skin picking. Part 2
This is the second part of our August webinar where Dr. Miletic was talking about mindfulness and its uses for the treatment of skin picking. The second part includes the Q&A portion of the webinar.
Emotions, emotional regulation and its effects on skin picking
Have you ever wondered what it means to be anxious or sad or to feel guilt? In this month's webinar we will talk about emotions, emotional regulation and its effects on skin picking. We will examine different ways to understand our emotional responses and to find proactive ways to be with difficult emotions without being overwhelmed by them.
Emotions, emotional regulation and its effects on skin picking. Part 2
This is the Q&A part of our July webinar on coping with difficult emotions
What does science have to say? A look into the research behind skin picking and empirically proven treatment options
This month, we will take a look at some recent studies that shed light on skin picking, and consider what the implications are for treatment. What can we learn from the numbers and can looking at brain scans tell us something about why someone picks their skin and how to cope with it? After a 45min presentation, we will follow up the material with a Q&A session where you can ask anything you'd like to know about skin picking and available treatment options.
What does science have to say? A look into the research behind skin picking and empirically proven treatment options. Part 2
This is part 2 of our June webinar that dealt with current state of scientific research into skin picking, as well as its application and limitations. This video includes the lengthy Q&A portion where our psychotherapist Vladimir was answering questions asked during the webinar.
Looking Behind the Curtain - The Meaning of Symptoms in Dermatillomania (alternatively: What does it mean to pick your skin?)
During the 45 minute webinar, we will talk about different psychological aspects of skin picking. Why is it so difficult to "just stop"? To begin with, why do we start picking? What psychological layers may lurk behind? Webinar will be structured around real life stories and experiences, after which we will have a Q&A section where you will be able to ask questions about dermatillomania.