Disclaimer: Please note that abuse does not cause deliberate self-harm; it is an unhelpful way in which some people cope with hurt and pain because they do not know any other way of reducing the psychological pain and hurt. Apparently, cutting helps focus on a physical pain and thereby distracts them from the pain within. This is what I’ve heard from clients who engage in deliberate self-harm and is not through my own experience in any way. I would also recommend you to not use this coping strategy.
Until next time,