Silencing the Inner Ghosts: A Creative Outlet For Tackling Self-Harm

Silencing the Inner Ghosts: A Creative Outlet For Tackling Self-Harm

Genres: Mental Health, Self Help
Publisher: Offbeat Brains
Publication Year: 2021
Format: 6x9 Paperback
Length: 204
Illustrator: Patmai De Vera
ASIN: 0648247414
ISBN: 9780648247418

Silencing the Inner Ghosts is a creative therapy journal for people struggling with non-suicidal self-harm, created under the guidance of a qualified psychologist by someone with 25 years of "been there, done that" lived experience.

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About the Book

Are you looking for a way to put your self-harm urges into a much-needed time-out?

Silencing the Inner Ghosts makes starting your recovery from using self-harm as a coping mechanism as simple as breaking out a well-chewed pen and some craft supplies; because sometimes when you’re hurting deeply and afraid of what this might make you do it helps to cover the nightmare with glitter and doodles.

Using a combination of personal experience tempered by medical input this highly customizable and creative remix of the standard therapy workbook offers:

• Much-needed reassurance that you aren’t a ‘freak’ and that non-suicidal self-harm is a valid mental health issue that can be treated with time and effort.
• The opportunity, to manage your urges in a creative, life-affirming way, regardless of your writing or artistic talent
• A self-guided recovery path that will always be in sync with your current needs and capabilities.
• An escape from the scary sight of endless lines and empty pages that comes with journaling by providing prompts, which are both inspiring and thought-provoking.
• An eclectic compilation of medically proven therapy techniques that’ll help you actively bolster your mental resilience and stability when you need it most.
• A fun introduction to the power of transformational storytelling and mindfulness art practices.

The Silencing the Inner Ghosts creative journal provides a safe, private place for you to get to understand your Ghosts—to explore and tackle your self-harm activities—in a 6×9, softcover second edition, including:

– 204 pages
– Artwork by Patmai De Vera
– 39 art prompts
– 43 writing prompts
– Monthly trigger log
– Daily mood doodle log
– 15 colouring pages
– Mental health resource lists

So, let Silencing the Inner Ghosts take on the role of a best friend and compassionate guide through your dark times and jump-start your self-harm recovery with some creativity, a little time, and a dash of self-honesty.

s a creative work developed by someone who’s walked the path, this is a ‘real and raw’ tool to help people with self-harming behaviour(s) better understand where they’re coming from. Silencing the Inner Ghosts is an engaging collection of questions, challenges and activities for self-expression and self-reflection that can help people find valuable clarity amidst the turmoil of everyday life. Every activity can be used to develop insight into troubling thoughts and emotions, but it’s also easy-going enough so users can choose their own journey and take what’s needed.
– Dr Justin Chapman, Mental Health Researcher: QIMR Berghofer, PCYC Queensland, & Metro South Addictions and Mental Health
A very useful tool for trying to control the often uncontrollable push to self-harm. A user-friendly guide to overcome difficult moments.
– Prof Diego de Leo, Emeritus Professo of Psychiatry, Griffith University
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About the Author
VJ Cast

VJ Cast is a non-fiction author, colouring book creator, introvert, and co-parent of a home-schooled teen on the spectrum.

She’s brings over two decades of experience with depression, social anxiety, trichotillomania, disordered eating (EDNOS), non-suicidal self-harm, and bipolar II to her mental health journals. Fibromyalgia also enjoys kicking her ass, so she’s close friends with numerous hot water bottles.

She lives on a small island off the coast of Queensland, Australia with an abundance of wildlife and far too many friendly mosquitoes.

Her hair colours, like her medications, are subject to change.

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