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Physical Self-Harm Alternatives
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If you’re looking for physical self-harm alternatives you’ve come to the right place. Kristen shares tips that worked for her during her recovery process. Give some of these tips a try the next time you feel like hurting yourself. They’re intended to give you the same feeling of relief as self-harming, but they will not actually leave a mark or hurt you.
The first suggestion Kristen gives is make ice cubes filled with red food coloring. The next time you want to self-harm, take one of these ice cubes and place it on your body wherever you want. Feeling the cold from the ice cube and seeing the red dye drip down your skin can help simulate self-harm without actually hurting yourself.
The next tip Kristen uses to help herself during her recovery process involves dripping red food dye on her arms. Some people want to see the blood when they self-harm and this simulates that without breaking your skin.
Another useful self-harm alternative is to draw on yourself. Try drawing anything you want anywhere on your body the next time you want to self-harm. This can help distract you until your feelings subside and also help by feeling the pen on your skin.
Lastly, Kristen suggests to try putting red lipstick on your arms as an alternative. Seeing the red on the areas where you typically harm yourself can be soothing.
Try these suggestions and see which alternative method works best for you. These tips allow you to still express your emotions and feel pain, from the ice cube, without actually hurting yourself.