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  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

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    Compassionate Therapy for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

    Tanglewood Behavioral Health Group provides compassionate therapy for individuals experiencing difficulties with body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Our trained therapists understand that individuals experiencing BFRBs face unique challenges, and we are here to offer support and guidance on their journeys toward healing and empowerment. 

    What Are Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors? 

    Body-focused repetitive behaviors are habitual, compulsive self-grooming behaviors that negatively affect a person’s body and mental health. These behaviors usually develop as coping mechanisms in response to stress and other emotional triggers. They may also be linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder.  

    Body-focused repetitive behaviors may include the following: 

    • Skin picking 
    • Hair pulling 
    • Nail biting 
    • Knuckle cracking 
    • Teeth grinding 
    • Lip or cheek biting 

    Individuals who engage in body-focused repetitive behaviors find it challenging to stop, even if the action is causing pain. 

    BFRB Treatment 

    Body-focused repetitive behavior therapy focuses on managing BFRBs, developing healthy coping strategies, and practicing mindfulness and self-compassion. Our therapists may employ cognitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals identify and address the emotional triggers that lead to BFRBs. Another approach is to use behavioral blocking measures, such as tying hair up to prevent hair pulling or wearing gloves to discourage skin picking. Each person’s treatment will address their specific behaviors to guide them on their journey to reduce stress and improve emotional well-being. 

    Reach Out for Compassionate Care 

    Contact Tanglewood Behavioral Health Group today if you or a loved one is seeking help for body-focused repetitive behaviors. Our team offers compassionate care and will fully support you on your path to wellness. We also offer telehealth services in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.