Just a Bit of Background for the Curious...
25 years ago, motivated by my own suffering and an internal vision of what could be, I founded the TLC Foundation for BFRBs (TLC). My goal was to create a national organization capable of giving voice to, and establish a respected scientific presence for, this area of human suffering. During my time at TLC's helm, we validated the need for rigorous scientific research, identified the significance of public health impact, and among other projects, developed various outreach and training programs to serve sufferers and professionals alike. By the
time I left, we had provided information and resources to over 1 million people. Today? It must be a much larger number! For general BFRB information and great links, please visit TLC atwww.bfrb.org.
Three years ago, I left TLC to begin work on filling what I saw as an unsatisfactory gap in BFRB-related resources; the lack of an educational platform, or school of some kind, that could provide on-going courses capable of transforming lives. Too many people are still suffering daily, when we DO have practical, useful knowledge that can help! Thus I founded the Heart & Soul Academy for BFRB Living Skills. For more information on what the Academy is all about, and the BFRB- related courses it provides, including my own classes on Mindfulness Based Impulse Recovery, please visit the websitewww.hasacademy.org.
My name is Christina Pearson, and this is my personal website. As a woman who grew up suffering terribly from both hair pulling and skin picking,and now in long-term recovery,
I am deeply devoted to the investigation and development of useful skills, concepts, and practices that can ease the chronic struggle with these and related problems.
On this site you will learn about my personal history, my work with BFRBs and mindfulness, and why I have over 2 decades of strong BFRB recovery. You can also learn about the individualized teaching and consulting services I offer. Any questions, please feel free to call or email me directly at the contact information below!
Much Love, Christina