Skin diseases and behavioral problems like picking and hair pulling can grind you down and leave you feeling there's no way to beat them. You've probably tried all sorts of conventional medical approaches as well as alternative techniques. The Skin Deep Program is different and has worked dramatically even for people who have gotten nowhere with other treatments. This book is designed to give you helpful information and be an active part of your healing process. I suggest reading slowly. Let the book stir up thoughts, memories, and feelings. Thinking about the diagnostic exercises is helpful, actually doing them is more helpful. The treatment takes real persistence.
I routinely tell people, "If you haven't given up in total frustration three or four times--you are just getting started." Some people do the whole program on their own and get dramatic results. Often working with a therapist is even more effective. Since the last edition of the book came out, there have been some intriguing trends in my practice. I still see plenty of people with eczema, warts, psoriasis, hives, and other skin diseases. But I now spend the majority of my time helping people with two problems: skin picking and hair pulling. I believe there is a hidden epidemic and neither medications nor dermatologists have much to offer.