Managing Self-Harm Urges with Impulse Control Logs
This week's topic coincides with last week's topic - safe self-injury alternatives. In this vlog, I talk about managing self-injury urges in a healthy way, by using impulse control logs specially designed by S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES®, the world-renowned self-injury treatment program.
The impulse control log was designed by S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® as an effective tool for the identification, understanding and management of self-destructive impulses, helping self-injurers and their therapists to identify patterns of self-injury.
The goal of this log is to put a window of opportunity (e.g. time to think) between an impulse and an action. It can help the user challenge irrational thoughts and identify feelings as well as allow for the healthy expression of that feeling as opposed to choosing self-destructive behavior.
You can view or download free impulse control logs from S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES®.
Stewart, C. (2012, October 27). Managing Self-Harm Urges with Impulse Control Logs, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, January 24 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/speakingoutaboutselfinjury/2012/10/managing-self-injury-urges-with-impulse-control-logs
Author: Christie Stewart
Thankyou so much for posting this article. It really goes with what I'm going through at the moment, I've been through a very hard time and have been using self harm as my release and I do enjoy it. Right now, not much else gives me the release like that does. I don't do it all the time, only in times when something really bad happens. So I do need something to help me when difficult times occur. Again, thanks for posting this xx