Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

This edition has not yet been published

If available, why not choose another format from the 'Other Formats' box on the right.

Getting to the Heart of Hurt Understanding Self-harm by Sarah Currie
  

Getting to the Heart of Hurt Understanding Self-harm

Notify me
when available

As soon as this book is published
we will send you an email.

Synopsis

Getting to the Heart of Hurt Understanding Self-harm by Sarah Currie

Is self-harm a suicide attempt? What's behind the growing increase in teenagers and adults who self-harm? What can be done to help someone who self-harms? The act of self-harming is often alarming and it can be difficult to comprehend why people chose to do this to themselves. By trying to understand what self-harm is and why it is chosen as coping strategy, family members and carers can have the confidence and courage to be an invaluable support during what can be an extremely stressful time for everyone involved. This book will demonstrate why it is so important for those who self-harm to be able to form a reliable, trusting relationship with another person, in order to begin a journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance. It is the author's hope that by sharing the understanding she gained from making such a journey herself, readers will gain the courage to begin their own. By challenging common misconceptions about self-harm and advocating a framework for intervention which is respectful and compassionate, Careful Cutting will be indispensable for parents, teachers, community workers, social workers, health workers and anyone who cares for an individual who self-harms.

About the Author

Sarah Currie lives in Scotland, and delivers workshops on understanding self harm, and has recently been involved in making a documentary film about her experiences with self-harm for the Miss Dorothy Program, which will be screened in schools across the UK and online.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st June 2010

Author

Sarah Currie

More books by Sarah Currie
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Clinical psychology

ISBN

9781849050104

Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

It's information about new books so, for a book lover like me, what's not to like!

Joan Hill

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools