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.

If you feel like you’ve tried everything, we encourage you to try something new. multi heart image - small

What others have said…

Taking Christina’s mindfulness class has been hands down the best step I have taken in my pursuit of living a pull free life. She teaches the foundation from which true change comes from, awareness. And she teaches in such a patient, loving manner I felt comfortable working with her from day 1. My pulling is 90% better, and I have more hope and confidence in myself and my future than I ever have. Taking Christina’s class has helped me in a lot of other areas of my life as well. Signing up for her class and being willing to do the work was the catalyst to my behavior change. I will be forever grateful for Christina and the Heart & Soul Academy! K.N.

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.

About Us

Learn more about the Heart and Soul Academy and our Goals!

Online Classes

We offer classes for adults, teens, children, and parents, accessible worldwide with a good internet connection!

Annual Retreat

Join us for the 23rd Annual Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) Retreat coming this September 13th – 17th, 2017!


Please make your tax-deductible charitable donation to support the work of the Academy today!