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BFRB Retreats

TLC is delighted to pass along news to you from our founder, Christina Pearson, who is now CEO and Director of the Heart and Soul Academy for BFRB Living Skills.

Christina will be hosting a BFRB Retreat, September 10-13, in the spirit of the retreats that she created and led for TLC for over 20 years. 

Please keep reading for more details on this event!



The Annual Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) Retreat is an intensely powerful, deeply supportive event held specifically for those who are struggling with Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling Disorder) or Dermatillomania (Skin Picking Disorder) and their loved ones.  Being held in September high in the Colorado Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch, attending the Retreat offers a rare opportunity to learn new perspectives, practice new strategies, and heal (both inner & outer!) - while spending time with some of the BFRB field's most knowledgeable, compassionate, and skilled treatment providers and facilitators in the world.register


Set in a rural, beautiful setting, this year's Retreat is a must-attend event for anyone struggling with hair pulling, skin picking, or other related behaviors, their parents, spouses and loved ones. The Retreat Registration fee covers Lodging, meals, and workshops.  


Offering over 50 workshops, the Retreat offers tracks for kids, teens, adults, parents/partners/spouses, covering subjects such as: 


  • How to Build a Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Recovery Roadmap¬† using ComB*

  • Mindfulness Based Impulse¬† Reduction for Skin Picking (Separate Session for Hair Pulling)

  • Biology of BFRBs: Current Knowledge

  • The Shedding of Shame

  • Building a Better Toolbox for Kids

  • Addressing the Whole Person for Teens

  • How to Deal with Bullying at School

  • Sharing Stories to Heal Hearts

  • Self-care with Centering Prayer and Restorative Yoga

  • Parenting Skills for a Child with BFRBs

This will be the 22nd Annual Retreat facilitated by Christina Pearson, the woman who founded TLC in 1990 and is now CEO & Director of the Heart and Soul Academy for BFRB Living Skills. (She still consults with TLC). With over two decades of personal recovery from both picking and pulling, Christina is deeply devoted to creating even more resources to help others experience BFRB recovery.


For more in-depth information about this year's Retreat, or to learn more about the Academy, click here -->


Christina shares, "Dear Ones! I'm totally looking forward to visiting with old friends, and meeting new ones at this year's Retreat. I cannot WAIT to see all of you! Now that Rex and I are settled in Colorado, we can finally do Retreats again!  Please feel free to call me with any questions, or to register over the phone at 970-697-9677.  
All my love, Christina Pearson "



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