Hello! My name is Jason and I compulsively pick my skin.
I’m guessing by the fact you’re reading this page you’ve heard of the term Dermatillomania, but maybe not! I mean, I picked at my skin for 10 years, hours every day, and I had no idea it had a name. My hands were the worst. I’d try my best to hide them because I hated it when people asked if I wanted lotion. I knew this “bad habit” was more than eczema, but I had too much shame to respond. I was terrified of my own body, and after trying so many different things to stop, I had more or less lost hope.
So, when I randomly stumbled upon about BFRBs (Body Focused Repetitive Behaviours), all the wind got knocked out of my chest.
We met up and soon our conversations morphed into the Fidget podcast. Community and compassion completely changed my relationship with my BFRB. I used to hide my hands because others controlled the narrative, but Fidget gave me the tools to share them.
I left my civil engineering career to become a counsellor. If you’re struggling, I’d love to help you! Together we can develop tools to manage your BFRB. Listen to the podcast, watch one of my videos, or message me to set up some 1:1 support.
The Fidget podcast, website, videos, and any other material produced or shared is not therapy. It is not a replacement for therapy. Any advice followed from Fidget is done so at one’s own risk, and should always be discussed with a mental healthcare professional before doing so. Please seek therapy from a trained professional.