Finding Support and Inspiration From BFRB Podcasts

Listening to BFRB podcasts and hearing other people’s stories and experiences with Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors has changed my life.

I used to think that I was alone in struggling with nail-biting and didn’t even know what I was doing when I compulsively picked my skin.

When I discovered the term BFRB, one of the first things I did was look up a BFRB Podcast. I was thrilled to find the Fidget Podcast (English) and (German)!

I am so grateful for these podcasts because I can relate to the stories I hear, and it’s been so helpful to learn how to talk openly about my BFRBs. They’re really inspiring and keep me motivated on my journey to healing.

It feels like being in a virtual support group but with the comfort of not having to attend one. However, when you’re ready, I highly recommend joining an in-person BFRB support group.

By the way, BFRB podcasts can also serve as a coping strategy. It could be beneficial to listen to episodes in situations when you think you might be tempted to do your behavior. For instance, in the bathroom, when you’re getting ready for bed, or even in the car on your morning commute—it’s a great way to stay on track!

My Top 5 Podcasts for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and Mental Health

BFRB Podcasts:

  1. Fidget Podcast

Jason Yu interviews people who struggle with BFRBs. These candid conversations give you great insight into other people’s experiences and strategies for living better with BFRBs.


Christina shares information, coping tips, and insights into research on BFRBs. She also does interviews with guests and shares news from the BFRB community.

Mental Health Podcasts: 

Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors may be indicators of mental health issues, and seeking help can be a difficult step. Also, unfortunately, going into therapy is still a privilege.

Before I went to therapy, I tried to learn more and untangle my brain through self-help books and mental health podcasts.

Below I share a list of podcasts that have partially replaced my true crime podcasts — my not-so-mentally-healthy escapes. (Any “murderinos” here?)

3. Feeling Good Podcast

This is a podcast with Dr. David Burns on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: To get started, I highly recommend checking out the How To Crush Negative Thoughts: The Cognitive distortion Starter Kit! series. The book Feeling Great is also great for learning more about CBT!

4. The Cure for Chronic Pain

Nicole Sachs and her podcast taught me a lot about inner child healing. I have also implemented her “Journal Speak” method, which helps me calm and clear my mind.

5. Huberman Lab

Andrew Huberman is a professor of neurobiology. His topics are fascinating but sometimes also very scientific. Honestly, it’s a bit too dry for my liking, and I can’t concentrate very well. But the episodes are very informative and teach you tools to improve your mental health.

Do you have a favorite BFRB or mental health-related podcast that you just can’t get enough of? I would love to hear your recommendation! Please share your favorite podcast below!

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