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Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments [NOOK Book]

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Self-injury can be as addictive as any drug, and the secrecy and shame many sufferers feel about this behavior can keep them feeling trapped. But if you're ready to replace self-harm with a set of healthy coping skills, this compassionate and practical book can help.

This complete guide to stopping self-injury gives you the facts about self-harm, corrects common myths about this behavior, and provides self-soothing techniques you can begin using right away for regulating ...

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Freedom from Self-Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments

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Overview


Self-injury can be as addictive as any drug, and the secrecy and shame many sufferers feel about this behavior can keep them feeling trapped. But if you're ready to replace self-harm with a set of healthy coping skills, this compassionate and practical book can help.

This complete guide to stopping self-injury gives you the facts about self-harm, corrects common myths about this behavior, and provides self-soothing techniques you can begin using right away for regulating difficult or overwhelming emotions. Freedom from Self-Harm also includes self-assessment worksheets, guidance for seeking professional help, and information about the most effective therapies and medications. Drawn from treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, the tools in this book can help you cope with your emotions whenever you feel the urge to self-harm.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608824441
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 542,822
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and registered psychologist in the department of psychology at Simon Fraser University. He is director of the Personality and Emotion Research Laboratory, where he conducts research on self-harm, borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation, and impulsivity. Chapman has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has given many national and international presentations on borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy, self-harming and suicidal behavior, and impulsive behavior. In 2007, he received the Young Investigator's Award from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition, he trains students and professionals to treat clients who self-harm or borderline personality disorder. Chapman is president of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Centre of Vancouver, a center for the treatment of borderline personality disorder, self-harm, and related problems. He is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide.

Kim L. Gratz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she serves as director of personality disorders research. Gratz has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on borderline personality disorder, deliberate self-harm, and emotion regulation. Her research currently focuses on understanding the nature and consequences of emotion dysregulation and emotional avoidance among individuals who struggle with borderline personality disorder and self-harm. In addition, she has developed a brief emotion regulation group therapy for self-harm among women with borderline personality disorder. In 2005, Gratz received the Young Investigator's Award from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder. She is coauthor of The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Amazing!

    This book, along with many others, has helped me SO much. I highly reccomend it to anyone struggling with an addiction to self-injury.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

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    A must-have for self injurers

    I've read what few books exist concerning self harm, and for me, this was the best one by far. Instead of just documenting cases of self-injurers and trying to explain why they do it, this books gives concrete solutions for ways to live with it and to overcome it. Also good for loved ones. I think it helped my boyfriend as much as it did me :)

    Six months SI-free here, but when the urges come back, I always turn to this book. So far it's never failed me.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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