About this course
This course is for anyone who is interested in self injury and self harm. The course has been designed for people who self-injure, family/friends wanting to support people who self-injure and workers/services in the area of self injury.
Although this course is about understanding self-injury, it is not so much about exploring self-injury, techniques and tools to support people who self injure, but instead the course focuses on exploring self injury at a deeper level, enabling students to find ways to work with the person who self injures or for people who self injure to work with those trying to support them. Apart from at the start of the course, when students are invited to look at their views on self injury, the remaining focus of the course is not on self injury, instead about values, empowerment and relationships.
The course is split into 6 Lessons -
Lesson 1 – Introductions to Self Injury
Lesson 2 – The Importance of Values
Lesson 3 – The Importance of Empowerment
Lesson 4 – Support / Risk
Lesson 5 – Moving Towards Recovery
Lesson 6 – Taking Learning forward into Life
- Consider what is meant by the term ‘self-injury’.
- Explore the challenges, frustrations and good practices around self-injury.
- Confront the challenges and barriers of keeping self-injury hidden/secret
- Drawing on your own experiences, explore what is meant by values and look at your own personal values.
- Develop an understanding of why values are so important.
- Examine in depth the importance of empowerment, the three keys to empowerment and how to develop empowerment in relationships.
- Explore the areas of risk and support in relation to self-injury.
- Look behind self-injury and ways to move forward towards recovery.
- Reflect you learning through the whole course and think about how to take your learning forward into your life and practice.