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Cutting In Teens: Why Do Teens Cut?

...xtracurriculars they’re expected to juggle and excel in? Is it social media? The pressure to be thin? The pressure to be popular? Being a teen today is certainly no walk in the park – it’s stressful and overwhelming. But why self-harm? Why have cutting and deliberate overdoses become a popular method of coping? Most teens say that self-harm helps them to cope with their distress. The physical pain caused by ...

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Why Self-Compasion Isn’t New Aged Hippie Nonsense

...because it means feeling and then doing something about this feeling. What is Self-Compassion? Self-compassion means giving yourself permission to extend the same kindness you’d show someone else in times of suffering to yourself. Is Self-Compassion a ‘Weakness’? One of the biggest myths about self-compassion is that it’s a ‘weakness’ or just feeling sorry ...

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Why Are Teens Today Cutting?

...but teens today are battered with more stressors than ever before. Are they coping? Stats on self-harm would suggest no. As many as 1 in 12 adolescents between 14 and 19 years of age are hurting themselves. True, some teens self-harm for attention, but these teens are in the minority. Most teens self-harm because they struggle to cope with intense emotions. They become overwhelmed by their di ...

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Self-Care In A Fast Paced World

...ients to help them develop an understanding of their difficulties, and to find effective ways to improve their every day coping and general psychological wellbeing. Liza is experienced in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, procrastination, stress, perfectionism, interpersonal & relationship difficulties, anger management, self-harm, and parenting difficulties....

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Self-Validation: What Is It + Why Do I Need To Practice It?

...ctice. The trick is catching yourself in the act and making a commitment to change. Dr. Sarah Hughes is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Think Clinical Psychologists. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families and has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, postnatal depression, eating disorders, self-harm, and challenging behaviour....

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Self-Care: Making A Commitment To Take Care Of Yourself

...ague plan to make time for self-care, but life gets busy and it’s hard to find time to think about what self-care might look like, let alone having the time to actually do it. When did you last stop to take care of yourself? In a nutshell, self-care is about making the choice to do more of the activities that replenish and sustain you while at the same time doing less of what drains you emotionally and mentally. Making ...

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5 Tips For Practicing Self-Compassion

...itical? When it’s you who’s struggling, things are different. Compassion gets replaced with self-criticism and we end up making ourselves feel worse not better. Practicing self-compassion is vital. It’s not selfish or self-indulgent, it’s a necessity. Life can throw us all kinds of curve balls and you’re no different than anyone else, you need looking after every now and then as well. So what are ...

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Using Your 5 Senses To Self-Soothe

...ients to help them develop an understanding of their difficulties, and to find effective ways to improve their every day coping and general psychological wellbeing. Liza is experienced in treating a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, procrastination, stress, perfectionism, interpersonal & relationship difficulties, anger management, self-harm, and parenting difficulties....

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Tips For Learning Self-Compassion

Are You Self-Compassionate Or Self-Critical? Self-compassion is the ability to be kind, validating, and comforting to yourself when things are difficult. It’s really no different from the compassion you might show a close friend when you notice they’re struggling or going through a tough time – it’s just self-directed. But despite having the skills to show compassion to others, we tend to ...

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Teen Cope When Their Friends Are Cutting

...ng Teens: Coping With Peer Self-Harm BY DR SARAH HUGHES As a clinical psychologist, I do a lot of work with teens who cut themselves to cope with overwhelming emotion. It never stops being concerning to me that teens turn to self-harm to cope, but I see it so often that it no longer shocks me. Is your teen a crisis counsellor? What does shock and unnerve me is that due to the prevalence of cutting in teens, teens today are ne ...

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