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HeatherB 11-11-2012 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by EmmaR (Post 362467)
I totally need the panicky one. I get panicked really quickly. What I usually do, if I can catch it before it gets bad, is breath like I'm counting rests in a piece: 1 2 3 4, 2 2 3 4, 3 2 3 4, so on and so forth. If it gets bad, I curl up in the fetal position and cover my ears with my hands, listening to the flow of blood in my head. It's actually really calming.
I've never had any troubles with self-harm. I tend to punish myself in different, non-physical ways.

I'm glad any of them helps, hon. ^_^

AlgebraAddict 11-11-2012 11:41 PM

I hate hormones.

TheAshWolf 11-11-2012 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 362532)
I hate hormones.

x_x Don't we all?

shadowtide 11-12-2012 01:07 AM

I hadn't cut for a few months, but I did today.
But… I don't feel anything about it. I really don't care.

LaurenM 11-12-2012 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by HeatherB (Post 362451)
Part One

Alternatives for when you’re feeling angry or restless:


Scribble on photos of people in magazines
Viciously stab an orange
Throw an apple/pair of socks against the wall
Have a pillow fight with the wall
Scream very loudly
Tear apart newspapers, photos, or magazines
Go to the gym, dance, exercise
Listen to music and sing along loudly
Draw a picture of what is making you angry
Beat up a stuffed bear
Pop bubble wrap
Pop balloons
Splatter paint
Scribble on a piece of paper until the whole page is black
Filling a piece of paper with drawing cross hatches
Throw darts at a dartboard
Go for a run
Write your feelings on paper then rip it up
Use stress relievers
Build a fort of pillows and then destroy it
Throw ice cubes at the bathtub wall, at a tree, etc
Get out a fine tooth comb and vigorously brush the fur of a stuffed animal (but use gentle vigor)
Slash an empty plastic soda bottle or a piece of heavy cardboard or an old shirt or sock
Make a soft cloth doll to represent the things you are angry at; cut and tear it instead of yourself
Flatten aluminium cans for recycling, seeing how fast you can go
On a sketch or photo of yourself, mark in red ink what you want to do. Cut and tear the picture
Break sticks
Cut up fruits
Make yourself as comfortable as possible
Stomp around in heavy shoes
Play handball or tennis
Yell at what you are breaking and tell it why you are angry, hurt, upset, etc.
Buy a cheap plate and decorate it with markers, stickers, cut outs from magazines, words, images, what ever that expresses your pain and sadness and when you’re done, smash it. (Please be careful when doing this)

Alternatives that will give you a sensation (other than pain) without harming yourself:

Hold ice in your hands, against your arm, or in your mouth
Run your hands under freezing cold water
Wax your legs
Drink freezing cold water
Splash your face with cold water
Put PVA/Elmer’s glue on your hands then peel it off
Massage where you want to hurt yourself
Take a hot shower/bath
Jump up and down to get some sensation in your feet
Write or paint on yourself
Arm wrestle with a member of your family
Take a cold bath
Bite into a hot pepper or chew a piece of ginger root
Rub liniment under your nose
Put tiger balm on the places you want to cut. (Tiger balm is a muscle relaxant cream that induces a tingly sensation. You can find it in most health food stores and vitamin stores.)

Alternatives that will distract you or take up time:


Say “I’ll self harm in fifteen minutes if I still want to” and keep going for periods of fifteen minutes until the urge fades
Color your hair
Count up to ten getting louder until you are screaming
Sing on the karaoke machine
Complete something you’ve been putting off
Take up a new hobby
Make a cup of tea
Tell and laugh at jokes
Play solitaire
Count up to 500 or 1000
Surf the net
Make as many words out of your full name as possible
Count ceiling tiles or lights
Search ridiculous things on the web
Colour coordinate your wardrobe
Play with toys, such as a slinky
Go to the park and play on the swings
Call up an old friend
Go “people watching”
Carry safe, rather than sharp, things in your pockets
Do school work
Play a musical instrument
Watch TV or a movie
Paint your nails
Alphabetize your CDs or books
Cook
Make origami to occupy your hands
Doodle on sheets of paper
Dress up or try on old clothes
Play computer games or painting programs, such as photoshop
Write out lyrics to your favorite song
Play a sport
Read a book/magazine
Do a crossword
Draw a comic strip
Make a chain link out of paper counting the hours or days you’ve been self harm free using pretty colored paper
Knit, sew, or make a necklace
Make ‘scoobies’ - braid pieces of plastic or lace, to keep your hands busy
Buy a plant and take care of it
Hunt for things on eBay or Amazon
Browse the forums
Go shopping
Memorize a poem with meaning
Learn to swear in another language
Look up words in a dictionary
Play hide-and-seek with your siblings
Go outside and watch the clouds roll by
Plan a party
Find out if any concerts will be in your area
Make your own dance routine
Trace your hand on a piece of paper; on your thumb, write something you like to look at; on your index finger, write something you like to touch; on your middle finger, write your favorite scent; on your ring finger, write something you like the taste of; on your pinky finger, write something you like to listen to; on your palm, write something you like about yourself
Plan regular activities for your most difficult time of day
Finish homework before it’s due
Take a break from mental processing
Notice black and white thinking
Get out on your own, get away from the stress
Go on YouTube
Make a scrapbook
Color in a picture or coloring book.
Make a phone list of people you can call for support. Allow yourself to use it.
Pay attention to your breathing (breath slowly, in through your nose and out through your mouth)
Pay attention to the rhythmic motions of your body (walking, stretching, etc.)
Learn HALT signals (hungry, angry, lonely, tired)
Choose a random object, like a paper clip, and try to list 30 different uses for it
Pick a subject and research it on the web - alternatively, pick something to research and then keep clicking on links, trying to get as far away from the original topic as you can.
Take a small step towards a goal you have.

Alternatives that are completely bizarre. At the least, you’ll have a laugh:

Crawl on all fours and bark like a dog or another animal
Run around outside screaming
Laugh for no reason whatsoever
Make funny faces in a mirror
Without turning orange, self tan
Pluck your eyebrows
Put faces on apples, oranges, or other sorts of food
Go to the zoo and name all of the animals
Color on the walls
Blow bubbles
Pull weeds in the garden



This is really helpful, you guys. I was gonna post it on the Cutting Thread, but really... this is more general in places. <3

I don't think I'd like to massage where I want to hurt myself, but maybe viciously rubbing would help.

lvhamsters 11-12-2012 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueMi (Post 362457)
HEATHER. I have another one.

Cut the sleeves off an old shirt. Or the collar. Y'know, so it falls off one shoulder. Especially if your parents don't approve. Wear it with a tank top. Then rip up some jeans/draw on them. Do your hair crazy. Put on make-up. Take a thousand pictures of yourself. Feel like like a rebel.

Oh meh gosh ;~; Awesome idea :) I shall do that. >8D My dad's gonna kill me but whatever. Then again he probably won't be home . . . . my mom's gonna kill me :D

nngo 11-12-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueMi (Post 362457)
HEATHER. I have another one.

Cut the sleeves off an old shirt. Or the collar. Y'know, so it falls off one shoulder. Especially if your parents don't approve. Wear it with a tank top. Then rip up some jeans/draw on them. Do your hair crazy. Put on make-up. Take a thousand pictures of yourself. Feel like like a rebel.

Or even more rebellious, if you're a guy, xD

otaku 11-12-2012 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by nngo (Post 362647)
Or even more rebellious, if you're a guy, xD

... That doesn't go for my brother...

shadowtide 11-12-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by nngo (Post 362647)
Or even more rebellious, if you're a guy, xD

…That would be very awesome.

Kinda like this guy, but not really.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-na0ZuqQrt2...20110705-1.jpg

But with this hair!! (I don't know why I think it's so pure awesomeness, but it is.)
http://static1.fjcdn.com/comments/Th...8031aa6774.jpg

Jeans.
http://www.denimsandjeans.com/wp-con...razy-jeans.jpg

And this makeup, just because.
http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net...827750238.jpeg

Yeah…

nngo 11-12-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by shadowtide (Post 362668)
…That would be very awesome.

Kinda like this guy, but not really.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-na0ZuqQrt2...20110705-1.jpg

But with this hair!! (I don't know why I think it's so pure awesomeness, but it is.)
http://static1.fjcdn.com/comments/Th...8031aa6774.jpg

Jeans.
http://www.denimsandjeans.com/wp-con...razy-jeans.jpg

And this makeup, just because.
http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net...827750238.jpeg

Yeah…

Or just cosplay David Bowie.


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