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Jason Yu and Adele Therias

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Sometimes fun, sometimes educational, Fidget is two friends talking about Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours (BFRBs). We are not professionals / BFRB experts. We just want to share our lived experience in hopes of supporting those affected by BFRBs: whether that’s you or someone close to you. It's a monthly podcast for your BFRB toolbox!Questions? Requests? Ideas for the show? Email us at fidgetpodcast@gmail.com.Website: https://www.fidgetpodcast.com/ Support the podcast: https://www.patreon ...
 
Did you know research suggests at least 1 in 20 people have a BFRB (body focused repetitive behaviour)? Yeah, me neither. For many years, both loved ones and medical professionals wrote my compulsive skin picking off as nothing more than a habit. Turns out, supposedly 2% of the population have dermatillomania and that's just those who have been diagnosed! After 15 years living with my dermatillomania, I'm on a mission to help others understand, accept and embrace their own BFRB. Join me - Ki ...
 
Jose Alvear, LMSW, is the host of The BFRB Podcast, a show focusing on body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) like skin picking and hair pulling disorders. The show was created in order to tell the stories of people who are living with these little-known disorders as well as to discuss treatment options, resources and self-care.
 
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PLEASE excuse how late this episode is! I have a back-log of wonderful guest episodes but personal life has decided to play a main character, recently. Thank you for your patience! In this episode, I chat to the wonderful Noémie who is based in Paris, France. After a chat on social media, it was clear this conversation was essential towards growth …
 
Sorry for the delay - it's been a busy month personally. But HERE is the next episode! What a super informative conversation with Get Glow Method founder, Meg Gaic. After a failed attempt at accutane a couple of years back, I had my own questions about acne and boy, did I learn some new stuff about it. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you'd lik…
 
In this week's episode, I chat with Emma Broyles, also known as Miss America 2022 who shares her journey with dermatillomania and what helps her to manage it, during her travels and duties as pageant queen. Emma is the first Korean-American to win the award, but also the first to openly discuss her battle with dermatillomania, which she had mention…
 
So pleased to be back with a NEW season of the Dermatillo-Diaries! This time, I'm chatting with Michelle Peters from Manitoba, Canada, who has successfully managed her skin picking compulsions and wanted to explain her journey towards it. I hope you enjoy this episode and if you'd like to reach out to Michelle, you can do so by Instagram and via em…
 
What do secrets do to us? Is everything I believe true? What I feel when I hear my own life come out of other people's lives? How can we see the beauty of our own nervous system? Is it my job to please everyone? What is the value of self-doubt? How do we get in touch with our own skills? How do we integrate the different facets? What am I trying to…
 
Who is the pilot? Who is at fault? What can replace shame? What is more satisfying than a BFRB? How do we organize ourselves? When am I allowed to pull? Featured guest: Ellen Crupi, Director of Awareness at Habit Aware Watch this 4min video to learn how the Habit Aware bracelet works https://youtu.be/nMKQM6zG54w Receive 10% off your order with the …
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dermatillo-diaries! Today I have with me a very special guest, Natasha Negovanlis. Natasha is a Canadian Screen Award winning actress, as well as a writer and producer, based out of Toronto, Canada who gained popularity for playing the “broody lesbian vampire” Carmilla in the series and movie of the same …
 
What are the underlying conditions of our BFRBs? How do you meet yourself with compassion? What we use as reminders? What does pain push us to do? Featured guest: Aneela Idnani, cofounder of Habit Aware Watch this 4min video to learn how the Habit Aware bracelet works https://youtu.be/nMKQM6zG54w Receive 10% off your order with the promo code FIDGE…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Dermatillo-diaries! Today I have with me a very special guest, CEO and Founder of Picking Me Foundation, Lauren McKeaney. Founded in August 2016 and through Lauren’s efforts, Picking Me Foundation NFP is the only donor-supported nonprofit dedicated to advocating Dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder) for…
 
WHAT a conversation! I learned so much after speaking with the wonderful Karen Pickett LMFT on compulsive skin picking and BFRBs. As October 1-7 is BFRB week, we thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss body focused repetitive behaviours in more detail. Karen’s amazing knowledge as a licensed psychotherapist, as well as both work and pers…
 
In this episode, I wanted to discuss the ways I prepare my skin and mental state, for an event. Any large event - whether its a birthday party, summer bbq, wedding or prom, may require you to dress up in attire which is less casual and more formal. With this being said, some outfits may showcase areas of the skin you usually pick and could feel fea…
 
In this episode, I chat to Los Angeles-based Yael, on what has helped her compulsive skin picking. From CBT and visiting a dermatologist, to helpful additions such as assorted thimblettes and Philip Hue light bulbs which are phone-operated through Wifi (great for when you're wanting to take charge of triggers such as bright lights!). We also chat a…
 
I had SO much fun speaking with Dr Kaveri Karhade around the subject of compulsive skin picking. Dr Karhade MD FAAD, is a board-certified Dermatologist who is based in San Francisco, and has been featured in Allure and Women's Health. In this conversation, we discuss topics such as compulsive skin picking, how to take care of skin post-picking, hel…
 
I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with Angela Hartlin on compulsive skin picking, after reading her amazing book, 'Forever Marked: A Dermatillomania Diary' which documents her years of skin picking struggle and self-discovery. Whilst juggling being a new mother and living with chronic pain, Angela openly supports and encourages others in the skin picki…
 
A Fidget experiment, and this time there are professionals! Why is it hard to go to counselling? Why is counselling hard? What are some ideas to make counselling more successful? Featured guests: Pam Katz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - https://northshorementalwellness.com/. Kathryn Atkinson, Registered Clinical Counsellor - https://islandclinic…
 
Today I have with me Laura who has battled with dermatillomania aka compulsive skin picking, for 20 years. Only in the last 2 years since having a child, has Laura realised the skin picking was actually a medical condition. So in this episode, I speak with Laura on her personal journey so far and what has helped her with her skin picking disorder. …
 
THIS is such a beautiful story of how you can channel your creativity to raise awareness of dermatillomania (and other BFRBs) and help support our community! In this episode, I chat with Emma who has created a jewellery business during the pandemic, to help those dealing with skin picking and other BFRBs. As a compulsive skin picker, Emma was looki…
 
I wanted to share this with you for when you're feeling alone, unheard and low. I know how it feels when you're met with intense shame, guilt and disapointment after a long skin-picking session and I hope this episode will help you in feeling a bit better. At the very least, more 'seen'. If this helps you, please feel free to drop me a direct messa…
 
In this week's episode, I'm talking with Nudge band's creator, Luisa Zettinig, answering your questions. We'll also be explaining more on this brilliant, vibrating band which is specifically designed to help manage your body focused repetitive behaviour. For more information on Nudge, head to Nudge's website. Don't forget! You can also claim 10% OF…
 
Whether you're struggling with compulsive skin picking (aka dermatillomania or excoriation disorder) or any other body focused repetitive behaviour (BFRB e.g. hair pulling - trichotillomania), you're at the right place and I welcome you with open arms. Get your shoes on, get comfy or prepare dinner whilst listening to me ramble on about my own pers…
 
How do we deal with burnout? What is it like to be a parent with a BFRB? How has our understanding changed over time? Are we treated differently because we have a BFRB? What can we get through? What are all those what ifs? What is the love/hate relationship with our BFRBs? Featured guest: Sera, New York-based creator of thebodyfocusedmama Instagram…
 
What is perfect? How much time do our BFRBs take? What does recovery mean? What is the relationship between following your passion and experiencing your BFRB? What are our favourite fidget toys? Featured guest: Cheyenne Goudswaard, Netherlands-based illustrator and creator of the Fidget logo! http://www.cheyennegoudswaard.com/ https://www.instagram…
 
Welcome to the BFRB Podcast with your host Jose Alvear, LMSW. In this premiere episode, I talk about body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and hair pulling (trichotillomania). I also discuss how these disorders impact social, physical and mental health functioning. Finally, I open up about my own struggles with skin picking…
 
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