In this episode, Damyan interviews Dr. Debra Kissen who specializes in skin picking disorder. She’s a PhD, a book author, speaker, and an active contributor to the Huffington Post. Damyan Nikolov is a host, entrepreneur and a skincare formulator. He is the founder of https://openformula.com – a club where members get clinical skincare at $3-5 a product.
CBT for BFRB’s, such as skin picking and trichotillomania (hair pulling) entail:
- Learning to observe behavior and catch it in action before too much time has passed.
- Engaging in a replacement behavior to ride out the initial moments of the urge to engage in the behavior.
- Increase in self compassion and acceptance to reduce the guilt and other negative emotions that often accompany one’s struggle to move past BFRBs.