Below you will find links to five videos. The first video presents three different self-help techniques (habit reversal training, decoupling, and decoupling in sensu) designed to reduce body-focused repetitive behaviors. The next three videos explain these three techniques one by one (this is especially helpful if you want to watch one technique more than once). The final video presents our habit replacement self-help approach. We suggest you read the short description of this technique before watching the video.

Full video on impulse control disorders (18 mins.)

Video on habit reversal training (2 mins.)

Video on decoupling (6 mins.)

Video on decoupling in sensu (2 mins.)

Habit Replacement

The following video illustrates another self-help approach that you may find helpful (published in JAMA Dermatology; Moritz et al., 2023).

You can download the Habit Replacement manual here.


Moritz, S., Penney, D., Missmann, F., Weidinger, S., & Schmotz, S. (2023). Self-help habit replacement in individuals with body-focused repetitive behaviors: a proof-of-concept randomized clinical trial. JAMA Dermatol.