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Best ways to avoid self harming

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Self harm is an addiction but sometimes using distracting or nurturing techniques can help avoid it. These are some suggestions... feel free to add your own

Rated 0 points - posted 8 years ago by KiwiKhmer in category Health.
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Beat up your pillow with a tennis racket or baseball bat Report Abuse
Really effective for expressing anger
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Scream as loud as you can Report Abuse
Another effective way of releasing anger
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Stop yourself from harming for 10mins, then another 5mins, then another 5.... Report Abuse
Managing to delay starting harming is a really good way to work yourself into stopping altogether
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Snap a rubber band around your wrist Report Abuse
Can help stop dissociation and bring you back to the present
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Squeeze ice really hard Report Abuse
This hurts but doesn't cause permanent damage
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Draw on yourself in a red pen in places you would usually cut Report Abuse
Can help to release feelings of anger
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Hit a ball against the wall Report Abuse
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Run or cycle Report Abuse
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Dance wildly around your room Report Abuse
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Make yourself a 'nurturing' kit with things that are special to you in it such as a favourite old toy, photo etc Report Abuse
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Eat chocolate or make yourself a special hot drink Report Abuse
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Take a long hot bubble bath Report Abuse
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Sculpture with clay or playdough Report Abuse
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Colour or paint - just let the feelings out Report Abuse
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Express your feelings through poetry Report Abuse
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Express your feelings through creative writing Report Abuse
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Rip up an old phonebook Report Abuse
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Punch a pillow Report Abuse
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Pop bubble wrap Report Abuse
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Colour in a whole piece of paper one colour Report Abuse
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