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Welcome to the Heart and Soul Academy 

for Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRBs) Living Skills

We hope you will join us this July for the 24th Annual BFRB Retreat!

Please click the Retreat links above in navigation to discover more about this wonderful event. 

The Academy offers Online, Live Video Classes in Mindfulness Based Impulse Reduction for BFRBs - for Adults, Teens, & Children, instructed by Christina Pearson, and also host various working support groups to aid us on the road to recovery. Our only in-person event at this time is the Annual BFRB Retreat, a profound 3-day immersive experience. To learn more about classes or the Retreat please click the navigation links.  Our goal is to reduce BFRB related suffering and increase options for those who are seeking support and recovery from hair pulling, skin picking, cheek biting, nose picking, lip picking, nail-biting and related problematic behaviors.


You've thought about it for years - now is the time to change your life!

Hear from past participants about their experience in attending these retreats and the changes it has forever made in their lives.

Hear from a lovely young woman who struggles with Trichotillomania and discusses she has learned about "being enough" at the 2017 Heart and Soul Academy Retreat.

This is the story of a young woman who struggled with Trichotillomania, a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB), since the age of 7 and how at her first retreat, she learned how to love and accept herself just as she is.

This is the story of one woman who attended her first retreat 6 years ago and continues to return to be with her "Family of Heart" where she has found love and acceptance by others can change your life.
In this video, two past BFRB retreat participants discuss their experience and the impact it made on their lives.

Dr. Christy Garner and Christina Pearson discuss the Heart and Soul Academy Retreat as presenters and have achieved long-term recovery from their own struggles with BFRBs.

What are BFRBs?

BFRB stands for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors; which is an “umbrella term” developed to encompassing pseudo-grooming behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, nail-biting, etc.. The concern may arrise when this behavior then becomes a comulpsion which can lead to long term suffering.

2018 Annual Retreat     

July 19th - 22nd, 2018 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, CO

The Heart & Soul Academy Annual BFRB is a full experiential program designed to help you transform behaviorally, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually, with the goal of stepping into "your own shoes," and becoming fully yourself!

Online Classes

We offer online, live, interactive classes, for Adults, Teens, Children, and Parents. All our classes teach various levels of Mindfulness Awareness Training, and build upon this foundation with useful BFRB-related concepts, strategies, and practical living skills that help you build a road-map for long-term recovery.