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This group is for you if:
You’ve tried so many tips and tricks to stop the behavior, and although some work for a bit, nothing gets you to a place of being able to consistently manage the behavior. You probably blame yourself for not working hard enough to get better, but the truth is, it is not your fault.
Most people (including most therapists) don’t know how to manage these behaviors, and they often mistakenly believe that you need to focus on stopping the behavior in order to get better, BUT THIS DOESN’T WORK.
You can only stop the behavior for so long before you slip and do it again, which frustrates you even more, leading to more of the behavior, more guilt and shame, etc.
It’s time to end the cycle!
I’m Laura Chackes, a psychologist who has specialized in treating BFRBs for over 17 years.
I used to believe that the only way to relieve the suffering that these disorders caused was to focus primarily on stopping the behaviors. But over time I’ve learned that this is not the most effective approach. Through consulting with other experts in the field and my clinical experience of working with hundreds of people with BFRBs,
I’ve developed a program that really works. It incorporates the 7 ingredients that lead to long-term recovery: acknowledgement, awareness, targeted interventions, SMART goals, accountability, support, and self-compassion.
**Exciting Update: Starting in January 2024, I am conducting a clinical trial in collaboration with Dr. Erika Nurmi at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to officially test the effectiveness of this approach. Dr. Nurmi and others have been impressed with the results I’ve seen clinically, and thus we are excited to use data from our clients who complete the treatment groups to empirically validate the results.
This group is the absolute BEST way we know to get you to:
The adults with BFRBs who have completed the online course have reported the following:
Here’s what you can expect when you join From Suffering to Self-Confident:
*We will meet once before you begin the Week 1 course material to meet each other and set intentions for the next 10 weeks.
Week 1: Establish a regular mindfulness practice to help maintain awareness, focus, stress reduction, and management of any emotional contributors to your BFRB.
Week 2: Become more aware of when you’re doing your BFRB by identifying your specific triggers, thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that lead to or exacerbate your BFRB through tracking.
Weeks 3-5: Learn strategies to address triggers in each of the following categories: sensory, cognitive, affective, motoric, and place/environment. Develop a plan of effective tools specifically designed for you based on how, when, and why you do the behaviors, as well as a reward plan to help you stick to your plan.
Week 6: Be able to consistently sit with your urges and not act on them for increasingly longer periods of time.
Week 7: Learn how to accept and love yourself even if you are not able (or don’t want to) completely stop the behavior, through self-compassion training.
Week 8: Gradually face feared situations and people so that you are no longer avoiding anything that you want to have in your life.
Week 9: Improve relationships by learning effective communication strategies for you and your loved ones to talk about your BFRB and how they can best support you, including how to handle your BFRB in new relationships.
Week 10: Keep your successes up over time with a personalized relapse prevention plan that includes continued support and accountability after the course is complete.
So, if you’re ready to go from that place of utter frustration and desperation because nothing you’ve tried has worked, to a place where you feel at peace because your BFRB no longer controls your life, with a streamlined system that gives YOU control of your BFRB in less than 4 months, please register now to secure your spot.