Skillfully woven together with empathic insight into the lives and minds of those who self-injure, “Healing the Hurt Within” is replete with the latest developments in the field, informative statistical data, instructive diagrams, carefully selected resources, case studies, expert testimonies, and practical self-help activities. The author’s warmth, compassion, and regard for those caught in the cycle of self-injury shines through the pages of this profoundly enlightening and extensively updated 3rd edition. “Healing the Hurt Within” offers: solace, hope, and direction to those who self-injure; guidance to family and friends supporting a loved one who self-injures; and, guidelines to professionals and voluntary caregivers on how to respond to clients that self-injure.
Contents: 1. Exploring self-injury and self-harm; 2. Looking beyond the myths; 3. Further insights into self-injury; 4. Media assertions and attitudes to self-injury, the magnitude of the problem and controversies; 5. Two research studies examined; 6. Childhood trauma, negative core beliefs, perfectionism and self-injury; 7. The cycle of self-injury and the eight Cs of self-injury;8. Dissociation and self-injury; 9. Hurting and healing: true stories; 10. Heal thyself; 11. Guide for family, friends and teens considering self-injury; 12. Guidance for those working with self-injury and related issues; 13. Creative works contributors; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; References; Resources; Further reading; Index.