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Resources: Books, Apps & Other Services

Note: by including information about resources we are not endorsing or recommending a particular treatment provider, self-help contact or resource.Appropriate treatment and advice should always be obtained directly from a qualified and experienced doctor and/or mental health professional. In addition, TLC does not endorse any external sites on the links page or monitor or approve content on these sites. When considering a treatment you should consult your doctor to determine what is safe for you. Want to see your business listed here? Join TLC as a Service Provider Member today!

Apps, Online Programs & Other Services | Books and Products

Apps, Online Programs & Other Services

Mindfulness-Based Impulse Reduction
(Living Skills for BFRB Management & Enhancing Life in General)
Online courses taught by Christina Pearson, TLC's Founder

Based on the scientifically researched and empirically validated Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week class template, these 10-week sessions have been carefully adapted from the classic MBSR format for those seeking not only a reduction in stress, but also in unwanted BFRB pulling and picking behaviors.

Christina provides a cohesive, adaptive, mindfulness based life-management approach capable of helping to reduce unwanted behaviors and improving quality of life.  Then it is up to you to practice it! Through these programs, she has created a heart-centered, experiential interpersonal network "in-the-world-you-live-in" for day-to-day support on  the road to recovery. Ms. Pearson is a graduate of the MBSR Teacher's Practicum developed and approved by the Center For Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts-Worcester. Consulting services also available.
For more information, contact Christina at 831-334-3357 or www.christinapearson.com

Step out of shame, Celebrate you!
Chaille DeFaria, CPCC, Certified Coach
TLC Board of Directors Member

As a hair puller since the age of 15 and now in remission, Chaille knows the shame and suffering often attached to this disorder.  She knows how creative you are, because as pullers and pickers we fall deep into imagination, disassociating from our anxiety, slipping into a self-soothing state.  Chaille coaches from the perspective that we are all naturally creative, resourceful and whole, allowing you to explore and experience the values and the strengths that are uniquely yours, so you can step away from shame and move towards your essence.  Her connection and presence in coaching enables you to see all that is right about you, empowering what you already know.  Chaille believes that when we feel safe within ourselves, we are able to turn up the volume on what it is we want to change.

Chaille works with clients via phone or Skype. 
For rates and information, email chailledefaria@mac.com or call 310-702-9255.

Joan Kaylor - The Secrets of Pulling & Picking® App

As a former puller, Joan teaches 3 secrets of hair pulling and skin picking and all body focused behaviors for adults and young people who are struggling. Joan includes a special breathing video that is available anytime you have an urge to pick or pull. "Just tap my App".  As a therapist,  Joan creates a treatment plan specific to each person's needs. Joan is also available for consultation via Skype.  Visit Joan's web site at www.JoanKaylor.com.

Twirl and Soothe

Twirl and Soothe fiddle toys are discreet and convenient hand-held items that can be used as a substitute when the hair-pulling compulsion occurs.  Provides a satisfying tactile sensation.
Website: http://twirlandsoothe.weebly.com

Free One-on-One Salon Teacher

Charlene Blacer offers free, one-on-one online support services for hair and hair regrowth: how to cut your hair, how to install your hair piece and/or extensions, how to style hair to cover bald spots, how to color hair.  All you need is a web cam.

website: CharleneBlacer.com/TLC (please register to view)
email: charleneblacer@gmail.com

PullFree: A Strategy-Based App for Trichotillomania

Pullfree is an iphone app that learns about you and your behavior. Hair pulling is a complicatred behavior and intervention must be specifically tailored to you. Based on yoru unique pulling style, pullfree offers effective strategies to help you change your behavior.

Skinpick.com--a leading online Resource and Community for people who suffer from Excoriation Disorder

Skinpick offers online treatment and information services for skin pickers worldwide.  The main product offered on Skinpick is an Online Therapy program, based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  It is an 8-week program, comprised of 8 interactive therapy sessions, with back end support from qualified therapists.  The site also offers some free resources, such as a blog dedicated to BFRBs, a forum where people share their experiences and tips about dealing with the disorder, a directory of therapists who specialize in treating BFRBs, and more.

website: www.skinpick.com
email: info@skinpick.com

Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop

Everything you need to know about why you pick your skin and how to break free of the behavior.  "Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop" is a self-help book that can be used alone or as a companion to therapy. Written by Annette Pasternak, Ph.D., who also offers BFRB coaching for adults.

Order a paperback edition or download to Kindle >>
website: www.StopSkinPickingCoach.com
email: support@stopskinpickingcoach.com


StopPicking.com is an on-line behavioral program designed to help individuals reduce or stop picking at their skin. The only interactive program for Skin Picking Disorder, StopPicking.com is easy to use, affordable, and is worked in the privacy of your own home.  Stoppicking.com guides you through a behavioral program designed to help you reduce your skin picking, matching strategies to meet your individual needs. Created by Drs. Mouton-Odum, Stanley, and Keuthen.


StopPulling.com is an on-line behavioral program designed to help individuals reduce or stop pulling their hair. Stoppulling.com is easy to use, affordable, and is worked in the privacy of your own home.  The interface guides you through a behavioral program designed to help you reduce your skin picking, matching strategies to meet your individual needs. Created by Drs. Mouton-Odum, Stanley, and Keuthen.

Trichstop.com - Online Trichotillomania Treatment

Trichstop is an online therapy program based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).  Comprised of 8 sessions, this is an interactive program, with back end support from qualified therapists. This program can be used any time, anywhere; no need to schedule appointments or travel to a therapist's office.
website: trichstop.com


Wig Studio1.com is an online store offering wigs, hair extensions, hair pieces and head wear to those suffering from temporary or permanent hair loss.  Offers solutions for all ages.  Phone appointments available.

Andrea Carlson
email: andrea@wigstudio1.com
website: www.WigStudio1.com

Sarah E. Wynne
Baby Steps Life Coaching

As your coach, Sarah can help you expand your ability to make changes and move forward with clarity.  After an agreement, clients are given a personalized coaching package.  Sessions are one hour, bi-weekly, and can be done in-person, telephone or video call.

email: wynnees@gmail.com


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