“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…Details
Annette first came to my attention when I downloaded her audio recordings. I sobbed as she explained aspects and emotional triggers of this addictive behaviour because, for the first time, someone knew, someone got it. I was not alone. This was a defining moment; it was my start on a path towards recovery. As a…Details
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…Details
I’m so grateful that I found Annette. I’ve had trich for 40 years and skin picking for roughly 20, The picking has become much more prominent in recent years. I’ve been to counselors and to psychiatrists and have tried a number of other therapeutic options, but the coaching that I’ve received from Annette has provided…Details
Are you like me, how I used to start every New Year with a resolution to stop picking my skin? And then how every year success would be out the window by January 2nd, if not the 1st? You’re not alone, no matter what your New Year’s resolution. According to an article in the Journal…Details
I’ve been posting a “tip of the day” to help you stop picking or pulling behaviors for over a year and a half now on twitter and Facebook. Here I’ve compiled 365 of them in this monster blog post that could take you through a solid year if you wanted to read one a day…Details
This post and the beautiful image above (click it to see in full!) are courtesy of Alyssa, a young woman I met once for a Breakthrough Session (get yours when you sign up for the Freedom Kit). She generously shares her experience working with my book to find freedom from her compulsive skin picking here. …Details