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The Butterfly Project - February 22nd 2009, 05:14 PM

I saw this on a website and i thought it really usefull

The Butterfly Project has been created for self-harmers who feel they are ready to stop and need the motivation or support to do so. It has been recommended by a members hypnotherapist who found this idea on an online blog and felt that it was a good idea that should be promoted as a distraction.
The idea is simple. The self-harmer simply draws a butterfly on their place(s) of self-harm and if the butterfly fades without them self-harming, it means it has lived and flown away, giving them a sense of achievement. Whereas if they do self-harm with the butterfly there; they will have to wash it off. If that does happen, they can start again by drawing a new one on.
As our RYL members are so creative, we have thought of new ideas that could be used! A couple of people tried this and found out that pen washes off pretty quickly, so to make it last longer RYL has thought of starting with a caterpillar, when that washes off a cocoon, and then a butterfly!
Or for those of us who are just lazy and want to stick it on, we thought of tattoos, not just butterflies, but hearts, stars, tribal designs for the boys and more. There have also been a couple of posts by members who write the names of their friends and family, so that when they feel the need to injure, they see the reminder that they are trying to stop not just for their loved ones, but for themselves. People also tried using song lyrics or quotes.

number of members have tried it out so far and it has helped most of them, others have found it hard to keep up but the fact that they are determined enough to try it has helped and some are going to keep trying. The members who have tried it have mentioned that the drawing itself is a distraction, and that the butterfly tattoo looks nice - they do not want to have to wash it off. If the Butterfly Project gets recognized, it may help people make more progress towards their recovery.

So why not give it a go?

Source: http://www.recoveryourlife.com/index.php?categoryid=148


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Re: The Butterfly Project - February 22nd 2009, 06:35 PM

I've done the Butterfly, lyrics and quotes, and it did help me for a while, but then after i while i lose motivation =\


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Re: The Butterfly Project - February 22nd 2009, 06:51 PM

RYL has some of the best temporary tattoos for sale. I personally have used this method time and time again when it was suggested to me by a friend named Heather. I have found it successful for me on numerous occasions. The only downfall for me is that I want to put the butterfly on my wrist and my arm jumps so bad when I try to draw one on.


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Re: The Butterfly Project - February 22nd 2009, 07:20 PM

Amanda Kate, have you bought a tattoo from there? I was thinking about it, but I want to make sure they're worth it, you know?

I've been like, living on this method for the past few days. Haha.



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Re: The Butterfly Project - February 22nd 2009, 07:48 PM

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Amanda Kate, have you bought a tattoo from there? I was thinking about it, but I want to make sure they're worth it, you know?

I've been like, living on this method for the past few days. Haha.
I haven't bought a tattoo from there, but they do have some that are cheap (about 25 cents) which is pretty good. However, I'm not sure what shipping would be like for them. I think if I was to ever buy anything from there I'd probably end up going all out because they have a lot of good things. It's a great place to get some SI Awareness gear.

EDIT: I'm looking around now and I love their recovery incentive bracelets.


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Re: The Butterfly Project - February 25th 2009, 11:11 AM

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