Can binge eating be a form of self-harm? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ
As I was writing a couple weeks ago on saying “I’m Sorry!" it came across my mind that there are other things we do which can happen immediately or after a long while. One of them is giving thanks.
I remember very vividly a friend of mine paid me a compliment… maybe 12 years ago. And as with…
When working with survivors of sexual or domestic violence, especially teenagers, they can be very slow to open up. Many survivors are understandably weary about trusting people. When working with survivors of sexual violence, many of them will say they do not like to think about or talk about what has happened to them. This leaves many counselors wondering how they can approach the subject.
I tell all my clients that they do not have to tell me any details they don’t feel comfortable. It’s not about process the event(s), it’s about processing their feelings around what happened. As soon as I say this, many of my clients begin to visibly relax.
So how can you get the conversation about their feelings started? I use this worksheet that lists many different feelings, and have them circle which ones apply to them. I then discuss each emotion they have circled and how it is affecting their life. This has been especially useful with teenagers!
Yay! The wonderful Katie Morton’s self harm work book is out!
Just thought i should share this just incase it can help one of you guys.
Here’s a little quote from the email I was sent and some links where you can find her:
"A bit about the Self-Harm Recovery Workbook…
The stigma and lack of knowledge surrounding self-injury is one of the reasons I started to make videos. Recovery is possible, self-injury is a mental health issue that I frequently work on with my clients. Cutting, burning, hitting or otherwise injuring oneself is a coping mechanism. In this workbook, I show you ways to overcome and lead a healthier life. You can and will get better, but you have to want it, you have to work on it. Let’s do this together :) I know that therapy can be expensive and often is not even available in certain places.
Watching channels by friends of mine on YouTube like Laura LeJeune and IDranktheSeaWater showed me that there was a place where I could help. I hope you enjoy the workbook. I’d love to hear from you about how you are using it.
LINK TO SELF-HARM WORKBOOK:
My Website: https://www.katimorton.com