Adults self harm for a number of reasons and in a number of different ways but the common thread that runs through the behaviour is that it is a coping mechanism. These coping behaviours though damaging are usually thought to be carried out only by teens and adolescents but it is also common in adults. Guilt and shame are strongly held feelings by a person who self harms. It can be a vicious cycle that has a very strong impact on a persons life. But the great news is that it can be successfully intervened in to diminish the behaviour in place of healthy ways of being and healing can and does come.
Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. -Anon
It can be a frightening thought for a person who self harms to feel that it may be taken away from them. Therapy doesn't have this as its goal. You will not be told or asked to stop self harming. The goal is to resolve the underlying distress so that the self harm takes a back seat where a client in themselves feel the need to self harm become less and less.
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