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Re: Self harm - coping strategies and alternatives

@WheresMySquishy thanks. Smiley Happy

Those are really helpful for flashbacks.

 

I didn't explain myself well though, I meant seeing something that triggered urges to self harm because I'd used similar objects before.. 

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Just adding one extra idea that I recently came across.

 

Pressing your finger nails into the peel of a frozen orange.

Apparently this also releases the orange's scent which can also double as a grounding technique.

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Thank you for this list @Tiny_leaf! I intend to try out some of those games when I get a chance! Smiley Happy

 

It might be weird, but I find that cleaning/tidying can often be an effective strategy for me Smiley Happy 

// Spiral outward, keep going. //
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@letitgo oh, I've heard of that being helpful for some people!

I think part of the idea is to help you feel more in control of what's going on around you (?)

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Yeah, that's exactly what it is for me @Tiny_leaf Smiley Happy

// Spiral outward, keep going. //
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@musicfan_xo heres another thread
**NEVER be afraid to ask for help because you're WORTH it!**
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@scared01 thank you Heart

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Eating spicy food.. just discovered it. The pain is horrible but it’s.. yea eat spicy food
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Thank you - these are really good ideas. Will keep them in mind. Smiley Happy
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Eat a lemon/lime