WHY do people self-harm (physical)? - Coggle Diagram
do people self-harm (physical)?
with intense emotions
Lack of social support to share
Way of Self Expression
'to be understood'
what they cannot articulate (shades of grey)
cry for help
'cool thing to do'
signature of the group
of their life
e,g. Eating Disorders
regain a subjective sense of control over chaotic internal emotions
Relieve emotional pain / numbness
'makes me feel better'
' tension /
'blood flowing as how anxiety is flowing away'
'Help me to feel something'
Compelling & strong sensation
a way of 'externalization' the pain
- Refocus on / Return / Shift to (the present)
on the physical pain
'easier to bear than emotional pain'
Make visible what's invisible
'Back from dissocation'
Alternative to suicide
Prevent partner from leaving
Reconciliation Tool - Bring parents together
compensation for being such a bad person
feeling overwhelmed where the introjected perspective takes over
attacking themselves in the absence of the abuser
painful background chatter
Asian Cultural Perspective
temporary feeling of bliss / rush
wish to recreate the experience