Trigger warning – this podcast discusses self-harm which is a difficult subject, but has never been more important to address. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations and experiences. They may feel a short-term sense of release but the cause of the distress is unlikely to have gone away.
In this emotive podcast Alison Knowles joins Dale to discuss ‘What drives our youngsters to self-harm’. During the conversation we talk about why children are self-harming in all its forms, including eating disorders.
Listen to the podcast to find out how to:
- identify the signs
- spot the difference between a cry for help and a fad/trend
- support children to allow them to deal with their emotions
- use techniques and approaches used in therapy to help
For support contact Mind
About Alison Knowles
Ali is a practising emotional therapist, author of the Ollie and his Super Powers series of books, public speaker, NLP trainer and creator of the Ollie Model. Ali’s strength is the unique way she views the world and her instinctive ability to empower you or your child to find the solutions from within.
Contact Alison Knowles
Website – www.ollieandhisuperpowers.com
Twitter – @bemoreollie