1. Exploring self-injury and self-harm; 2. Looking beyond the myths; 3. Further insights into self-injury; 4. Media assertions and attitudes to self-injury, the magnitude of the problem and controversies; 5. Two research studies examined; 6. Childhood trauma, negative core beliefs, perfectionism and self-injury; 7. The cycle of self-injury and the eight Cs of self-injury;8. Dissociation and self-injury; 9. Hurting and healing: true stories; 10. Heal thyself; 11. Guide for family, friends and teens considering self-injury; 12. Guidance for those working with self-injury and related issues; 13. Creative works contributors; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; References; Resources; Further reading; Index.
Jan Sutton, experienced counsellor, trainer, author of numerous personal development books, and founder of the non-profit making SIARI (Self-Injury and Related Issues) website: www.siari.co.uk has dedicated over ten years to studying self-injury.
"'This book is a giant leap forward in making self-harm understandable to professionals and self-harmers alike.' Marjorie Orr, Director, Accuracy About Abuse 'A ground-breaking book in the subject material and presentation. It's easy to read, yet helps the reader understand the complex nature of self-harm. The life stories are authentic and incredibly moving.' William Stewart, author of A-Z of Counselling: Theory and Practice '...an ideal book for those who self injure, particularly those who also have an eating disorder or alcohol problem. Sutton deals with what is a delicate subject with great sensitivity...this is a book that could change lives. Reader review - Amazon"