Many report that just delaying an urge to self-injure by several minutes can be enough to make the urge fade away. One way to increase the chances of a distraction or substitution helping calm the urge to self-injure is to match what you do to how you are feeling at the moment. Use the Coping with Thoughts of Self-harm resource to find something that feels right to you in the moment.
Download the Coping with Thoughts of Self-Harm resource HERE or read it below.
Resource inspired and adapted from The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery