Often called “The Silent Scream”. Self Harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It’s usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress.
Injuring yourself releases hormones that help the body cope with physical injury. Sometimes it can numb the emotions and thoughts as the hormones prioritizes physical well-being before the emotions and thoughts. So the person who self-harms has less energy to think and feel emotions and more energy to heal physical wounds.
In the short term it can help but most of the time the issues that causes the problems don’t get resolved and that can lead to long term self-harm among other problems. Also, the feeling the hormones create in the mind and emotion can be addictive and can become an addiction. The problem with any addiction as that you build up a tolerance and need to do more self-harm to achieve the same ‘hit’.
Hypnotherapy for Self-Harm
The great thing about analytical hypnotherapy is that we can, together, discover the root cause of the feelings/emotions that are creating the desire to harm and release them. By allowing negative/traumatic memories to be processed with new resources we can bring the mind back into balance and allow you to feel good in your body again with a new healthy attitude.