Welcome to the Heart and Soul Academy!
Hair Pulling, skin picking, nail biting and other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) can cause feelings of shame, embarrassment and that no one is ‘like you’.
You may find yourself isolating for normal activities, experiencing anxiety, fearful of ‘what others think’, and that you’ll never be able to stop. We know how it feels to live with these unwanted behaviors – in fact, that’s how we started!
At the Heart and Soul Academy, our mission is to provide those who suffer from BFRBs with the resources, expertise, and support to live a life free from pulling, picking, biting, etc. Based in Mindfulness Awareness Training, we offer online, interactive classes, events and an Annual Retreat for Adults, Teens, Children, Parents and their loved-ones. We augment our classes and events with tools, strategies, and stress reduction techniques combined with practical living skills that build a road-map for real recovery.
What others have said…
Christina’s 9 week course was an amazing experience. I wasn’t sure what exactly to expect, but I had tried what I thought was everything- I had been to therapy, I had been practicing meditation, I had even been to a TLC conference. But Christina helped me blend all of my previous efforts together in her course. We linked meditation with strategies for resisting pulling with support from each other. It was everything I had tried before all rolled into one package!
After taking her course I was able to go 34 days without pulling a single eyebrow- a longer stretch than I have experienced in the past 17 years! But more than that, when I eventually did pull out an eyebrow, I felt equipped with the self-compassion to say ‘well that was a learning experience’ and ‘tomorrow will be another time to try again.’ I know that BFRBs are not something you can get rid of quickly, but I am so glad that I took this course! I have grown to accept and love myself more, and I’ve seen greater progress in my pulling than I have with every other type of strategy I’ve tried before. I would highly recommend this course to anyone suffering from BFRBs!Jessica P.