So why is it so hard to stop self-injury? I mean, there are pages and pages of good distraction techniques out there in the world. Fifty really good ideas were mentioned in previous blog posts. Shouldn't that be enough to make it stop? For many people, it is not. Why is it so very very difficult to change self-destructive behavior? Why do people hurt themselves? "Why can't I stop hurting myself?" I've been … [Read more...]
First Do No Harm — Not Even to Yourself
The article 25 Ways to Avoid Self-Injury and Prevent Self-Harm is one of the all-time top searched, top-viewed articles on the Discussing Dissociation blog. That fact alone proves the importance and the necessity of learning how to address self harm issues. For dissociative trauma survivors, it is important to learn how to manage all levels of intensity, from … [Read more...]
What Holes are in your Healing Sidewalks?
I read this poem on the web, and thought I would share it with you all. It seems to be very fitting with the healing process of dissociative trauma survivors. THERE'S A HOLE IN MY SIDEWALK Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson I. I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in I am lost...... I am helpless It isn't my … [Read more...]