Self Harm Triggers
Overcoming Self Harm
Christianity Oasis Ministry provides this Free Self Harm Reasons counseling to stop self harm by overcoming self harm triggers and reasons for self harm, bringing forth truth, understanding and peace.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our thought provoking and extremely effective Free Self Harm Reasons Counseling providing you with various techniques to be able stop self harm by overcoming self harm triggers as well as dealing with the many possible reasons for self harm surrounding you. The absolutely awesome and healing message within the overcoming self harm triggers will bring a smile to the lips and heart while you experience genuine healing within.
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What is self harm and what are self harm triggers?
Everyone has committed self harm in one form or another at some point
in their life. From alcohol to drugs to poor choices in relationships
to cutting, etc. Some do it when something occurs that hurt them and
they need to do something to cope for the time being.
Others ... The trauma that they endured was much more potent and they
are simply unable to escape so quickly and begin to self harm more
and more often and it becomes an addiction. They have fallen into a
vicious cycle and live in a darkness which very few would comprehend,
much less ever be able to truly understand.
What do you do when you can not cope with things in your life? What
do you do when do not want to cope? What do you when you feel the
need to escape from the pressures of this world? What do you do when
you feel like you deserve some kind of a punishment for something you
feel that you have done wrong or have been wronged by another and
blame yourself? What do you do when you want to focus your mind on
anything other than what is going on in your life at that very
moment, unable to see past that moment?
Some people get so very overwhelmed that they just want to scream. So
they do. And afterwards, they feel better. It was a release of
tension for them, if but just for a little bit. Everything that was
built up within was able to come out through a simple scream. Some
punch their pillows. All of their energy and frustration is taken out
on a pillow, and it helps them. Some people exercise to get their
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But ... Others take out their frustration on friends and family ...
Even turning to physical abuse. Still others get so overwhelmed by
what they are enduring and don't know how to release the tension,
that in their you-nique perspective, being in physical pain would be
more comforting to them than experiencing the emotional pain within.
So ... They resort to self harm ... Alcohol abuse, drug abuse,
cutting, burning, scratching, banging, biting, purging ... The list
goes on and on. It might sound ridiculous and unbelievable to some
people, but to others, it is a means of temporary relief. Not a
healthy way to find relief by any standards, but it is still relief
in their confused and hurting state of mind and heart.
There are an abundant amount of reasons as to why one would fall
victim to this trap of the mind and heart. Loss of someone you love,
to death, abuse whether it be physical or sexual, to loss of a job,
to loss of a friend or lover, to bad grades at school. Some of the
people that harm themselves can't even truly identify why they do it.
Some feel they have lost so much control in their lives, that they
find control in what they can do to their own bodies. Hard to
understand for some, easy to understand to others. How do you feel
when you have lost control of things? In situations where you have
control taken from you or have surrendered it for whatever reason.
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This can result from so many scenarios ... From being sexually abused
or raped to a situation where the person feels they always let people
down and can not do anything right anymore to a situation where a
person is uncomfortable with how their body looks and since they feel
they can't change it immediately, they find a way to feel some kind
of control again.
Some feel they need to be punished. They feel so much shame, guilt,
and regret from a specific incident that they can not completely
understand and/or accept that God has already forgiven them when they
truly repent, so they feel the need to be punished. In short, they
refuse to forgive themselves. Some might not even know of or
understand God's Grace, so any mistake or sin they commit, they
punish themselves to try to con-vince themselves not to do the sin or
mistake again. But, doing the math, if the Self harm becomes an
addiction, some may choose to sin, just so they can self harm again.
How to stop self harm tips ... Some self harm can also be a cry for
help. Others that do not have experience with self harm might look in
with judgment saying why don't they just ask someone for help. In
some cases they have or may have attempted to, and they were rejected
for help for whatever reason. In some cases they can not get the
courage to ask someone for help.
Still others do not feel they have any one to trust enough to ask for
help, so they seek methods of self harm which will place marks upon
their body such as cutting (in places that others can see the marks
or scars such as their wrists or arms) where other people see and
naturally worry or question. As odd as it sounds, some people harm
themselves for attention. They do it to see who would worry over them.
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Then there are those merely seeking companionship ... The self harmer
naturally thinks that the majority of people might see but still
ignore. When someone comes and asks, "what's going on? Is everything
okay?" ... The self harmer feels like that person might actually be a
worthy friend because they cared enough to ask.
Look at it this way ... Self injury is a way to express what someone
is feeling when they can not find or do not have the words for how
they feel. For example, a more powerful way to tell someone that you
love them is by giving em a hug or a kiss ... An act of love.
Sometimes words can't express how you feel about someone.
The same goes with frustration ...Words can not express the feelings
of frustration, anger, shame, guilt, regret, etc, that someone feels
... So they put it into a physical act to try to express their
feelings and get it out. It is how they feel inside. Some people harm
themselves to be able to show people how they feel when they are
scared to use their words.
Some people who can not cope well, slowly become numb to the world.
They become almost like robots. Some people shut down completely and
do not even want to get out of bed. Others still go to work or
school, but express and even feel little to no emotion. They have
shut down. They are hiding within. Self harm gives a temporary
feeling back to someone who feels numb. Many self injurers "snap out"
of the numbness that they begin to feel by forcing physical pain on
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You may be one that does it, or know of someone who does and you
can't grasp why someone would do that to themselves or how you can
help them to stop. Maybe it is you and want to quit ... Or maybe you
do not want to quit, but want the desire to want to quit. You know it
is not good to do, but you feel it helps too much and you can not
find any other way to cope.
How do you take control?
How do you make yourself want to quit?
One thing at a time...
Reasons to Quit
- Most have heard the ever popular "It's not your body, it is
- Doing what you do, though you only do it to yourself, actually
harms other people. What were to happen if the people in your life
knew what you did? If you have experienced someone that you love
finding out what you do and seen the tears, or heard the sobs, or
seen the helplessness in their face because they have no idea how to
help you ... You would understand more.If you haven't experienced
that yet, imagine finding someone in your life that you love, a
friend, family member ... Whoever and you find out they harm
themselves, or see the physical evidence on them. How would you feel?
- You lose control and the addiction actually ends up controlling
you. How many times have you not been able to concentrate because all
you are able to think about is harming yourself just one more time?
- You can seriously harm yourself to the point of death. Many of
us when we self harm, don't intend to kill ourselves, just trying to
find some kind of relief. This goes with most self harm techniques
from cutting to drugs, to alcohol to suffocation.
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How does one quit then? How does one stop Self Harm? Most self harm
because they don't know what else to do to escape. Which is exactly
how to quit. Find a replacement of escape instead, thereby overcoming
self harm triggers.
When you feel overwhelmed, make a list of other things you could do
instead. Keep that list posted everywhere you frequent. Things like
writing, listening to music, running/exercise, drawing, painting,
write a letter to someone to say hello, pray, read the Bible, recite
all the Bible verses you know out loud, memorize verses to recite to
yourself out loud.
Be with someone or call someone. It would be great to have one person
in your life that knew specifically that you were struggling with it
that you could call or even have them call and check on you ... Like
accountability. Think about it ... How many people harm themselves
with someone sitting next to them? very few to none.
Overcoming self harm triggers tidbit of Truth ... When someone harms
themselves, they do it alone. (Unless they are doing it as peer
pressure to try to fit in.) Think about it. It is private. Self Harm
is secret. So, consider creating a secret box filled with potential
escapes. What things make you smile? You can place someone's phone
number within the box, pictures of your favorite memories, your
favorite uplifting CD, a book that always makes you laugh, a funny
movie ... Anything that helps you feel better. This box is used when
you are struggling. You open it and it gives you options instead of
running to harm yourself.
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Here is another idea ...
If you are into the "physical pain relieving the emotional pain"
ideology, this idea might work for you. It gives the sensation of
physical pain holding it in your hand or rubbing it on your skin, but
it does not leave scars, blood and it doesn't actually hurt you or
anyone in your life as you overcome the addiction of Self Harm.
I mentioned triggers ... What is a Self Harm trigger? It is something
that brings to mind and heart something negative which then brings
forth the concept of self harm. Find your triggers and avoid them. Is
there something that typically happens before you have the desire to
harm yourself? You might even have several triggers. Become familiar
with all of them so that you can avoid them and/or be able to better
deal with them.
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If listening to certain songs triggers you, don't listen to them. If
specific kinds of situations happen that trigger you, avoid those
kind of movies or TV shows. (Such as rape scenes might be a trigger a
rape victim or survivor, so avoid those shows or movies that talk
about rape.) Being around a certain person or crowd might trigger
you. Try to avoid that person or crowd. It is really a no brainer.
But, you do have to choose to do so.
In short ... Take control of your self control triggers. Find the
source of the self harm and why you want to harm yourself. Attack the
root of the problem. You can find replacements all day long and keep
yourself from harming, but if you don't attack the reason of why you
even have the desire to self harm in the first place, you are merely
placing a band-aid on a broken soul.
You are not the only one who struggles with self harm. So many other
souls have overcome what you are experiencing. It is time for you to
deal with this. It is time to be healed.
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There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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