The Hug Theory
Based on the understanding that happy people do not cut themselves, try this opposite action strategy instead of self harm. It is very simple to do!
- Replace cutting with HUGS.
- Hug 5 people when you are really, really upset and want to cut.
- Hug 4 people when you are really upset.
- Hug 3 people if you are somewhat upset.
- Hug 2 people if you are less upset.
- Hug 1 person if you are a bit upset.
If you are upset and alone, hug yourself, your pet, your stuffed animal or a picture of someone you care about. Just remember to Hug!