Y.A.N.A.

We offer You Are Not Alone (YANA), a support group for those who live with any type of body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB). This is a very supportive group with other men and women that are struggling with skin picking, hair pulling and other body-focused behaviors. 

At each meeting we will have encouraging literature and resources available to help you with impulses and also information for loved ones trying to understand.

Light refreshments served.

We offer Y.A.N.A. on the 3rd Thursday of every month and when needed. Our meeting attendance varies from 2 to 8 people. The meeting takes place at Launching Point in Suite 101E, the Sunshine Room.
The next 2 support group meetings are on:

  • March 19 @ 7:00pm
  • April 16 @ 7:00pm

Facilitator

Meet Elaina

The YANA support group is led by peer leader and assistant at Launching Point, Elaina Wood. 


Elaina has battled with BFRB's most of her life and shares experience in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Purpose & Guidelines:

We read these before every meeting.

  • This group is a self help group not a therapy group. This group will provide emotional and moral support. We are here to support one another, not to provide any clinical advice. Even though our goal is to support each person, this particular group may not meet your needs; before deciding that this group is not for you, we ask you attend at least 2 meetings.
  • We each share the responsibility for making this group work.
  • Confidentiality is essential; we expect that each person will maintain the confidentiality of the group. What is said in group is not to be repeated or discussed at any other time or place.
  • We give supportive attention to the person who is speaking and avoid side conversations.
  • We don’t discuss group members when they aren’t present.
  • We try to stay in the present. We will be aware of our own feelings and talk about what is present to us now rather than what life was like for us in the past.
  • In describing an “episode”, be discreet, avoid too many details and keep your comments relevant so others understand.
  • Every time you speak, you are speaking from personal experience; use “me” and “I”and refrain from giving advice to other group members.
  • Each person gets opportunity to talk and share without interruption (per topic).