Stopping the Pain

A Workbook for Teens Who Cut & Self-Injure
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781572246027
Item Number: 8373


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.

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
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