ROADS TO RECOVERY
Habits serve to release a buildup of physical tension and emotional distress. By changing your style of releasing tension, you can change your habits.*5
Nonie Birkedahl, The Habit Control Workbook
I strongly suggest that you read these chapters from left to right using the submenu above. Or you can jump to a specific section using the links below.
Picking, just like alcoholism, is an obsession of the mind and compulsion of the body. This chapter presents the Twelve AA steps for Pickers.
Do Something… Anything…
Talks about ways to circumvent the nervous energy that Pickers often share. Discusses Habit Reversal Procedures, from keeping a log to creating self dialogs to identifying triggers. Also teaches accountability for the picker’s thoughts that lead up to a picking incident.
Forgive and Remember
Learning to forgive yourself and move on.
Tips and Tricks
Give positive suggestions and specific concrete example of things that the skin picker can do of things the picker can do in lieu of picking: from aromatherapy to silly putty, from cotton gloves to affirmations.