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The Snowflake Relief Project - March 3rd 2012, 09:29 PM

I found this while browsing here and there and it sounds awesome!

This is the project link.

The Snowflake Rules

Your goal: To collect as many snowflakes in your collection as you can throughout your recovery. Be proud of your snowflakes- and your progress!

The main idea: Every time you have the urge to self-harm, you can make as many snowflakes as you like. The point is that it is pleasantly destructive but also a creative way to avoid harming yourself. Keep these snowflakes somewhere to collect them.

The catch: Every time you slip up and harm yourself, you must get rid of any snowflakes you have made. Use a shredder, cut them up, throw them out (or preferably recycle and be eco-friendly) but dispose of them! Motivate yourself to keep going so that you don’t lose all your hard work! From there, you start over at day one.

You can also post pictures of your snowflakes on the forums which will be archived on the ‘Snowflakes’ page.



How to Make A Snowflake!

A few have mentioned they do not know how to make a paper snowflake so here is a quick tutorial found here.

Instructions

1. Cut the computer paper into a 8 1/2-inch square with the scissors.

2. Fold the square in half, then in half again, carefully matching edges to create a 4 1/4-inch square.

3. Fold a diagonal line through the small square, matching corner points to create a triangle.

4. Mark a series of triangles or half-circles on each edge of the folded triangle with the pencil. Cut out the triangles and half circles.



And here are some pretty snowflakes people have made!


So yeah, I have posted most of the information from there It is a nice idea. Try it sometime! It might just be the alternative you've been looking for all along. And turning your anger, frustration into something beautiful like a snowflake sounds very sweet to me.



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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 3rd 2012, 09:39 PM

This sounds like a good idea. I'll have to try it!


   
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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 3rd 2012, 09:46 PM

Wow, cool!
I want to try this!
Thanks for sharing!


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 3rd 2012, 09:59 PM

I'm going to do this, sounds great!
   
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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 3rd 2012, 10:04 PM

This sounds amazing, thanks for sharing! hopefully this will inspire and help tons of people <3

i will have to try it sometime, it makes something so scary into something beautiufl and acheivable. love it. xx


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 4th 2012, 04:56 PM

This sounds like a really good idea, thanks for sharing this


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 5th 2012, 02:11 AM

Great idea!


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 5th 2012, 02:13 AM

I like the idea! I should try it sometime.


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 5th 2012, 03:00 AM

I like this very good idea. Thanks for sharing!


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 5th 2012, 03:41 AM

This is such a great idea! I hope that just by you posting it here, it helps lots of people on their road to recovering



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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 6th 2012, 04:47 AM

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing! i might try this.





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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 9th 2012, 10:46 AM

Awesome idea!


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 12th 2012, 11:16 AM

Oh yes, I'm gonna try this. Thanks! xx


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 12th 2012, 02:48 PM

This sounds like an awesome idea. I'm gonna have to give it a try.


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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 12th 2012, 02:51 PM

This is a really great idea! Glad you shared it.
   
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Re: The Snowflake Relief Project - March 12th 2012, 08:45 PM

This idea is very cool, it keeps your hands and mind busy and when you're finished you've got a lot of beautiful snowflakes.I think making the little origami luck stars would be a cool idea as well, you could even write on the slips of paper before folding the stars up, and a lot of people collect them anyways.
   
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