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January 24, 2024 62 mins
Research shows that somewhere between 2 and 6% of the population struggles with BFRBs at a clinical level, which can include behaviors like hair-pulling, skin-picking, and nail-biting (among others). What differentiates BFRBs from other self-grooming behaviors, though, is the unintentional harm they cause to the body and the lack of successful efforts to stop them. To gain a better understanding of these difficult-to-control behaviors that can have detrimental effects on mental and emotional well-being, Michael interviewed clinical psychologists Marla Deibler and Renae Reinardy. If you're looking to recover from body-focused repetitive behavior, Marla and Renae, who coauthored The BFRB Recovery Workbook, are here to provide up-to-date behavioral science and evidence-based tools specifically tailored to meet your individual needs and help you transform your life for the better! Listen and Learn:  What are body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs)?  The stigma and dismissive attitude surrounding BFRBs How prevalent are BFRBs?   WTF: What is the function of BFRBs? The importance of viewing change as a process rather than a final outcome  Techniques for experiencing shame, emotional avoidance, and response prevention How to deal with inevitable setbacks Resources:  Order your copy of The BFRB Recovery Workbook: Marla’s Links: Website: Facebook: Instagram: "X": LinkedIn: BlueSky: Renae’s Links: Lakeside Center for Behavioral Change:  Facebook: Courage Critters: Related Episodes:  167. Get Curious and Change Unhealthy Habits with Judson Brewer 188. Unwinding Anxiety with Judson Brewer 4. Habits: The Science of Behavior Change (Part 1) 5. From Awareness to Action: Behavior Change (Part 2) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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