Point Of Change Counselling
promoting change that heals
face-to-face, Skype or telephone appointments available
The world seems to be moving at an escalating pace. We are all trying to do more with less time. And somewhere along the way we have lost touch with quietness and self-reflection and space to simply breathe. Part of the price we pay is losing our resilience – that ability to get back on our feet when life has knocked us down (again). And this loss is translating into various misguided attempts to calm our inner selves. One of these tactics is self-harm.
When in emotional distress which they feel unable to resolve, more and more people are attempting to bring their psychological pain to a level which they can address – the physical. They try to replace their inner pain with an external pain which they feel more able to control. This may take the form of cutting, scratching, burning or pulling out hair.
Despite attempts to cover their injuries, such as by wearing concealing clothing, eventually somebody will notice. If you happen to be that person, it can be scary. You might be tempted to panic, but here are a few pointers to help you to help them, until they are ready, willing and able to seek professional support.