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Can you take a deep breath and forgive yourself?

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Hi and welcome to r/calmhands a place where people go if they want to learn to be calmer in order to stop skin picking, nail biting, hair pulling or other nervous habits they have by examining what gets them started in the first place, trying to stop and forgiving yourself when you give in.

All healing contributions are welcome! Anger expressed at other users, off topic jokes that don't directly relate to healing, posts that are negative that don't directly relate to healing will not be tolerated.

Here are some guidelines for this subreddit:

1)Please Block and Report trolls. It will help everyone be safe.

2)Please write the words "trigger warning" or "picture trigger warning" if you are going to write graphic and descriptive details about your habit or post a graphic picture.

3)Please post your story about how you developed the habit you have and if there are any times you remember stopping yourself. You are brave for posting.

If you are feeling really, extra brave, please post your beautiful face or body! You are a human being and you are beautiful since you are alive. Even with red spots, bald spots and bitten nails you are beautiful and you can do amazing things with your body!

Please post your experience with telling others about your habit, as some habits like nail biting are more “mainstream” than others like skin picking. A lot of these habits hold power because they are done in secret. Remember the people who care about you should listen if you find a good time to tell them and ask them to listen and not comment. Hopefully they will give you a hug too.

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