Stopping the Pain

Stopping the Pain
A Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure
Middle School
High School
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Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure


Grades 6-12. This comprehensive workbook provides 39 activities for helping teens who self-injure explore the reasons behind their need to hurt themselves. The book points out positive ways to deal with the issues of stress and control. The activities provide teens with safe, effective alternatives to self-injury and help them develop a plan to stay healthy. The exercises in this book will help teens explore why they self-injure and provides ideas on how to stop. The book will help teens learn new skills for dealing with issues in life, reduce stress, and reach out to others when there is a need to.

Table of Contents
To the Teens Reading This Book
Section 1: Getting Ready to Help Yourself
Activity 1: What You Say Is Private
Activity 2: SI Does Not Have to Be a Secret
Activity 3: What Do You Know About SI?
Activity 4: Why Do People Hurt Themselves?
Activity 5: Are You Ready to Stop Hurting Yourself?
Section II: Thinking About Yourself and Your SI
Activity 6: What Is Your Self-Image?
Activity 7: You Can Change Yourself If You Want To
Activity 8: What Is Your Body Image?
Activity 9: Can You Treat Your Body Better?
Activity 10: Understanding Why You Self-Injure
Activity 11: Are You Like Other People Who Self-Injure?
Activity 12: Describing Your SI
Activity 13: You Are Much More Than a Person Who Self-Injures
Activity 14: Understanding Your Feelings
Activity 15: What Causes Your Feeling?
Activity 16: Faulty Thinking Can Contribute to Feelings of Helplessness and Despair
Activity 17: You Can Correct Your Faulty Automatic Thoughts
Activity 18: Doing Things That Will Make You Happy
Activity 19: Avoiding Things You Can Use to Hurt Yourself
Activity 20: What You Can Do Instead of Hurting Yourself
Section III: Connecting with Others
Activity 21: Talking with People About Who You Really Are
Activity 22: Your Parents Need to Know How You Are Feeling
Activity 23: Telling Your Parents What They Should or Shouldn’t Say
Section IV: Conquering Your SI
Activity 24: Finding a Safe Place Where You Can Stop Hurting Yourself
Activity 25: Creating a Safe Place in Your Mind
Activity 26: Setting Goals for Yourself Will Help You Stop Your SI
Activity 27: Creating a SI Emergency Kit
Activity 28: Coping with Stress
Activity 29: Learning to Be Mindful
Activity 30: Dealing with Upsetting Thoughts and Feelings
Activity 31: What Triggers Your Upsetting Thoughts and Feelings
Activity 32: Desensitizing Yourself to Your Upsetting Thoughts and Feelings
Activity 33: Facing Your Problems Around Food
Activity 34: Do You Have a Healthy Lifestyle?
Activity 35: Facing Problems with Drugs and Alcohol
Activity 36: Spiritual Faith May Help You Stop Self-Injury
Activity 37: Are You Prepared to Stop Your Self-Injury?
Activity 38: Reviewing What You Have Learned About Your SI
Activity 39: You Can Help Yourself by Helping Others