Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for

Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for

Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers ❮Download❯ ➽ Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers Author Karen Conterio – Self injury is one of our society's fastest growing and most disturbing epidemics Bodily Harm is the most authoritative examination of this alarming syndrome and the first to offer a comprehensive tre Self injury is one The Breakthrough MOBI õ of our society's fastest growing and most disturbing epidemics Bodily Harm is the most authoritative examination of this alarming syndrome and the first to offer a comprehensive treatment regimen Written by the directors of SAFE Self Abuse Finally Ends Alternatives it clearly Bodily Harm: PDF \ defines what cutting is and explains the kinds of emotional trauma that can lead to self mutilation Most importantly Bodily Harm offers a course of treatment based on years of experience and extensive clinical research; as well as compassion advice and hope for the afflicted and their Harm: The Breakthrough PDF ☆ loved ones.

  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
  • Karen Conterio
  • English
  • 03 September 2015
  • 9780786885046

10 thoughts on “Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers

  1. Jon Cox Jon Cox says:

    Dry read and not well paced The authors spend the first 200 or pages trying to make a case for how difficult self harm cutting etc is to treat and how great their treatment program is On page 209 they finally get around to almost telling how they run their treatment program but first they get specific about why their program works while others' don't This is where the major flaw in all the support they have been giving for their program all the examples of people who have overcome self harm really shows itself In chapter fifteen they finally get around to stating that they only treat the people who really want to get over self harm and are willing to commit to not self harming while they work the program That is really great and works very well But what they are avoiding is the large percentage of the population of people who self harm who aren't motivated enough to uit to give it up They self select out all the most difficult cases that everyone else has to try to treat and then criticize everyone else for not being able to cure the people that they are unwilling even to attempt to treat To be clear on this point I agree with their conceptualization of self harm completely I agree that it is merely an unhealthy coping mechanism that is used to distract and numb the individual from painful emotions and experiences I also agree that individuals who self harm will need to learn to take care of themselves and learn to self sooth if they are going to make progress in therapy I'm just not willing to reject from treatment those who are not ready to give up their self harm willingly right now And I firmly disagree with the authors' assertions that they are the only program that works for self harm because they are using only one type of client a type that comprises a small percentage of the self harming population those who are willing to agree to give it up in order to make their assertion

  2. Clackamas Clackamas says:

    I coudn't tell who the authors intended to read this bookThere's some good information here though if mental health practitioners were the target audience they probably already know the statssuccessrelapse potential of self harm There is nothing new here for them In all this book read like a big advertisement for the authors' system The authors only worked with people who were willingly getting treatment who are therefore likelier to succeed anyway There was no good advice on how to help clients see that this is an unhealthy coping skill or how to help them replace it with a productive skill The writing was dry and didn't feel accessible to clients if they were the target audience

  3. Anjuli Anjuli says:

    This book is awsome It is by the people at SAFE Self Abuse Finally Ends I bought my first copy in 2007 when I decided that I finally needed help to stop SI ing Self Injuring I worked with a Christian Counselor while reading this bookIt is VERY important to do the logs they suggest in this book I have several notebooks filled with them By being aware of your emotions and what you're doing when the urge to SI happens you can begin to change behaviors that cause the urge to SII started SI ing in 1991 and was finally able to stop in 2009 after going through this book several times I ocasionally get the urge to SI now 2016 but it is never as bad as it used to be And if I do injure I am able to stop and evaluate what am I actually feeling? is it going to kill me? and what can I do instead?If the urges ever come back in force I know this book will always be there for me What a great resource

  4. Carly Carly says:

    I believe that this book did an outstanding job of describing self harm common conditions and experiences of self injurers and used case studies from thier program to back them up The main focus of this book is that self harm is a coping mechanism It can be used to cope with overwhelming feelings thus gaining control or becoming numb it can be used for people who can't stand feeling any emotions at all but it is a choice that the self injurer makes When looking at self harm in this way that it is just a different way to cope with difficult situations then it becomes easier to treat and normalizes it to a point where the therapistcounselorparentteacher doesn't have to think anything negative about the person it's simply a maladaptive coping mechanism Like any other behavior it can be unlearned or replaced with positive behaviors writing walking listening to music talking to someone getting a hug the list goes on But and this is a big but that is ONLY if the person wants to change thier behavior I read one of the criticisms of this book was that the authors blatantly come out and say they will only work with individuals who want to change Simply put a treatment program will only be beneficial if the person wants to change regardless if the behavior is self harm addiction anxiety or even shyness At least they understand that I agree with the critic however that there is very likely going to be a time or two when I will find myself working with someone who does not want to change they are having their needs met by harming so why would they change? Here the book still had tips for how to help the self injurer move to a different stage of change pointing out that self harm does not hurt only the person hurting themselves but others as well a common theme from self injurers is that they are the only ones getting hurt so why does it matter? Also making sure that the self injurer understands that they are someone too and hurting them DOES hurt someone many self injurers have esteem issues and will not even see themselves as people who matter Overall I think this is a great book for teachers counselors anyone who is likely to work with someone who self harms It has a great section on what the helper can do as well and includes how to set boundaries to avoid burnout and taking responsibility for the self harm by the counselor The bottom line from this book about self harm is that it is a choice and it can be changed

  5. Jo Jo says:

    I learned a lot from the book It gave me some great ideas and inspiration to work with patientsclients who want to self harm I plan on using a lot of the SAFE Toolbox assignemnts with my clientspatiensMy only problem with the book was that it was written for professionals as well as people who are self harming and needwant help The writers were never consistent with who they were writing for I think that they should have had a book for the people who are engaging in self harm and a different book for professional who want to help these individualsStill if you are interested in the subject andor plan on working with individuals who self harm it is a must read I think it would also help anyone who is selg harming and who have limited resources to help end the behavior

  6. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I started off not liking this book It was written in 1998 and you can tell Terms such as self mutilation that are considered offensive today are used throughout this book There are also cases of EXTREME self injury talked about I guess because the people that run the SAFE Alternatives treatment program come across the worst But once I got through the first couple chapters I really warmed up to the book There are lots of personal stories that really help you understand self injury The second section of the book that talked about the SAFE program was my favorite I think anyone who is working with a self injurer or anyone who is struggling with it and wants to overcome it this book is a great resource Although I am worried that the earlier part of the book might be slightly triggering for those who are struggling the end bit is a huge help

  7. Modern Hermeneut Modern Hermeneut says:

    The only problem with this book is that it treats self injury as a mental disorder instead of an expression of existential fortitude But it has some amazing case studies and uotes Yes there are a fair number of the communicative ie cry for help self injurers and a few revenge ie I'll show THEM cutters But the really choice anecdotes are about people with no idea why they do it and no desire to let anyone else know I'm not convinced that these people lack something that the rest of possess; I think it's the other way around

  8. Myra Myra says:

    This is one of the first books I ever read dealing with self harm I saw alot of myself in the pages of the book and keep it on hand for referance I also have worksheets from the program that I often use I personally recomend this book to others I will however say that some parts can be very triggering Also if needed you have a toll free number availabe for use 1 800 DONT CUT

  9. Olivia Olivia says:

    The authors worked at a hospital in the Chicago suburbs and so I had heard about this program years ago Although it was written in 1998 I found it very helpful and informative The cases summarized in the book pieced together causes and conditions that helped me understand this addiction much better

  10. Leanne Curtis Leanne Curtis says:

    If you know anyone dealing with self injury issues recommend this book or read it yourself it will help you understand the person better

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