See the FingerFreak Support Forum!
It should be no secret to readers of FingerFreak that a good Support Group can be a great thing to help an impulsive picker pull through in their effort to quit.
- Kicking a Habit is Easier with a Group — Kicking a compulsive finger picking habit is easier with support from friends or sympathetic acquaintances. “Attaboys” and words of encouragement when, say, you go 2 days without picking — it all contribute to a “snowball effect” of success.
- Safety In Numbers — Since compulsive skin and finger picking both carry such a stigma in society, admitting to having the disorder — and openly discussing it — is easier to do to a group of people with the same problem.
- No Drugs or Doctors Required — Since most plans and advice for curing an anxiety disorder like compulsive picking involve either medications (pharmaceutical or otherwise) or treatment by a mental health professional — its refreshing to know that one can always feel better by just talking things out with peers in a controlled setting.
Live, in-person Support Groups — ala the “Twelve Step Programs” — have been popular for more than fifty years. But with the advent of the Internet, newsgroups, web forums and instant messaging have brought the concept of a “support group” to a new level. The exciting use of email and forums for journaling and eTherapy — and even this site — are making a real difference in peoples’ lives.
Of course the best Support Group to join is the FingerFreak Forum! And if that doesn’t suit you — just posting a question on where in-person groups exist in your local area will do the trick.
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