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Under the Hurt Umbrella: Shame and Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders

In my work with clients who deal with Body-Focused Repetitive Disorders (BFRDs) I have gradually become convinced that in many individuals shame drives the behavior.  BFRDs manifest in compulsive pulling of one’s hair (Trichotillomania), picking at skin and scabs (Excoriation), … Continue reading

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Trichotillomania: Beyond Behavior Charts (Would this work for you?)

I treat most Trichotillomania clients with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  CBT addresses the thoughts that drive the behavior.  DBT addresses the body/mind connection – in particular the ability to tolerate strong emotional … Continue reading

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