30 interactive videos about skin picking, BFRBs, and mental health: I’m broadcasting live every day for the next month

Your chance to ask me your questions on skin picking (or hair pulling or other BFRBs): For about a month, maybe more if I’m loving it, I’ll be broadcasting live videos on periscope. Do you know about periscope? I had been hearing good things about it, so after opening an account and checking out a…

Join me at this healing retreat for skin picking, hair pulling and other BFRB’s

I would love to meet you in Colorado this September for this one-of-a-kind event, Christina Pearson’s annual retreat for those living with skin picking, hair pulling and related behaviors. Christina is the founder of the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC) and grew that organization as its director to bring into the world scientific research, public awareness,…

book review: “Pearls: meditations on recovery from hair pulling & skin picking”

“Let me touch, so very gently, your aching, balding, bleeding scalp, and release the shaming, binding ties.” So begins Christina Pearson’s heartfelt and poetic book Pearls: Meditations on Recovery from Hair Pulling and Skin Picking. Further into the opening poem: “Your wounded, punctured, mottled skin, Endless landscape of hypnotic entrapment” … “Let me ease your…

Beyond acceptance. Learning to love ourselves and the things (like skin picking) that we don’t love.

Someone in my writing group gave me a far-out book to read. Called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How my Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There’s Life After Death, it was fascinating and beautiful and prodded me to think about things in a different way. The book was written by a woman whose older brother…