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Smile Helping myself(: - June 24th 2011, 01:07 AM

So I used to kinda cut a lot last December and January. Then I got help and didn't cut til February then stopped, then cut a couple times only in April, stopped, and the last time I cut was May 12.

Now I'm getting really strong urges to cut... I've even grabbed sharp things to cut, but stopped myself because I know I shouldn't do it.

So today I decided to try something new to see if I can stop the urges.. I started the butterfly project. I drew 3 butterflies, one on my arm and two on my leg, because that's where I always cut. I'm hoping that this will work for me, and will stop the urges.
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Re: Helping myself(: - June 24th 2011, 04:06 AM

It's great that you're starting to help yourself
And the butterfly project is a great way to start. (:
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Re: Helping myself(: - June 24th 2011, 09:36 AM

Well done on having the courage to help yourself it is a very brave thing to do.
It is brillient that you are doing the butterfly project and I hope it is an alternative that works for you.

You said that you have gotton to the point in which you have grabbed sharp objects and I was wondering wether it would be possible to get rid of these sharp objects as this can help resist urges.

Keep going and take care


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Re: Helping myself(: - June 25th 2011, 11:58 PM

That's so great (: good job helping yourself, I had to do that too for a long time.

I hope the butterfly project works for you (:

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Re: Helping myself(: - June 26th 2011, 12:02 PM

Excellent choice...draw as many as you need...better yet have others draw them for you...those are extra special.
   
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Re: Helping myself(: - June 27th 2011, 04:00 AM

I also started the butterfly project! I have one on my arm currently, so far, so good! hope it works for you too(:


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Re: Helping myself(: - June 27th 2011, 10:51 AM

Great job!! I've done the butterfly project and it help me hope it helps you too! Just make sure you don't fall asleep on your arm or it will get all over your face.
   
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