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Calgary counselling psychologist assisting clients in times of stress, change, loss, worry, sadness, confusion, distress, and crisis. Moderated by Nora MacQuarrie , MEd Psychologist Calgary counselling psychologist assisting clients in times of stress, change, loss, worry, sadness, confusion, distress, and crisis. Top Rated Answers. Self- harming is a coping mechanism that can be very addictive. It is addictive because of the sense of relief it brings.
I'm sorry to hear how much you are struggling at the moment. When I'm struggling with intense waves of suicidal ideation, I have a rule that I will lie on my bed or on the floor until the wave passes. I draw on the idea taught in DBT that thinking about suicide is totally fine. The thoughts can't hurt you - they are just thoughts. Trying to fight them doesn't make them go away any quicker, it just adds more big feelings to the big feeling that I am already struggling with.
We know what it feels like to want to self-injure right now – what do you think?
People harm themselves usually as a way to reduce distress, to punish themselves, to gain a sense of control over their bodies, to feel something other than emotional numbness, or to show others that they are distressed. If you are thinking about harming yourself, know that there are several other less destructive ways to achieve each of the goals outlined prior. If there is a sense of urgency in your desire to cause yourself harm, seek medical attention by calling or going to the nearest emergency center, seek out counseling, or solicit family support. Categories: Self Harm. How to Calm Self Harming Thoughts.