Harm Reduction Worksheet 

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What is the theory behind this Harm Reduction Worksheet?

It has been observed that people with different mental illnesses often indulge in self-harm. Usually, self-harm is categorized as an avoidance approach and results from hopelessness, helplessness, escape from problems, escape from emotional overwhelm, and attention seeking. This self-harm can be done through different sources like taking substances, cutting hands, etc. individuals need to understand the dynamics of self-harm to prevent it. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients to have more control over themselves and their emotions. It will reduce impulsivity. The worksheet will help to opt for better-coping skills and positively promote mental health.  It will help clients deal with their hopelessness and helplessness in a better way.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet will help clients with their emotional reactions toward conflicting situations. Ask them to mention their conflicting situation and assess their thoughts when they decide to harm themselves and others. Then ask the client about their first experience of doing self-harm it is essential to explore how this approach helps them and what are its benefits. Explain in what ways they do self-harm and ask them to write some adaptive positive coping and inculcate them in their life. 

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