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Author Shapiro, Lawrence E.
Title Stopping the pain : a workbook for teens who cut & self-injure / Lawrence E. Shapiro.
Pub Info Oakland, CA : Instant Halp Books, c2008.
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book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J PARENT 616.8 SHA     AVAILABLE
 Barnstable (Sturgis) YA  YA 616.858 SHA     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Young Adult Area  YA 616.8582 SHA     AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 147 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Summary There are a lot of reasons why teens hurt themselves. None of them are your fault. You can't change your past, but there is a lot you can do, right now, to make your future a place you'd like to spend some time, a place free from the pain, loneliness, and isolation of cutting. This workbook offers a way for you to make it happen. The exercises will help you explore why you self-injure and give you lots of ideas how you can stop. The book will help you learn new skills for dealing with issues in your life, reduce your stress, and reach out to others when you need to. Work through the book, or just check out the sections that speak to you the most. This is your own personal and private road map to regaining control of your life.--From publisher description.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. vi).
Contents To the professionals reading this book -- To the teens reading this book -- Section I: Getting ready to help yourself: What you say is private -- SI does not have to be a secret -- What do you know about SI? -- Why do people hurt themselves? -- Are you ready to stop hurting yourself? -- Section II: Thinking about yourself and your SI: What is your self-image? -- You can change yourself if you want to -- What is your body image? -- Can you treat your body better? -- Understanding why you self-injure -- Are you like other people who self-injure? -- Describing your SI -- You are much more than a person who self-injures -- Understanding your feelings -- What causes your feelings? -- Faulty thinking can contribute to feelings of helplessness and despair -- You can correct your faulty automatic thoughts -- Doing things that will make you happy -- Avoiding things you can use to hurt yourself -- What you can do instead of hurting yourself -- Section III: Connecting with others: Talking with people about who you really are -- Your parents need to know how you are feeling -- Telling your parents what they should or shouldn't say -- Section IV: Conquering your SI: Finding a safe place where you can stop hurting yourself -- Creating a safe place in your mind -- Setting goals for yourself will help you stop your SI -- Creating an SI emergency kit -- Coping with stress -- Learning to be mindful -- Dealing with upsetting thoughts and feelings -- What triggers your upsetting thoughts and behaviors? -- Desensitizing yourself to your upsetting thoughts and feelings -- Facing your problems around food -- Do you have a healthy lifestyle? -- Facing problems with drugs and alcohol -- Spiritual faith may help you stop self-injury -- Are you prepared to stop your self-injury? -- Reviewing what you have learned about your SI -- You can help yourself by helping others.
System Det CD-ROM contains a PDF file version of the text.
Subject Cutting (Self-mutilation)
Self-mutilation.
Adolescent psychology.
Self-mutilation in adolescence.
ISBN 9781572246027 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1572246022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781572246607
157224660X
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