Ultimately people who self-injure can learn to use new and healthier coping mechanisms to deal with some traumatic event in their lives...and though this process may take sometime to develop. It's also important to get help from a therapist/counsellor who specializes in self-injury. He or she can help you figure out what lies behind the urge to cut or injure yourself.(For here lays the answer).
These new coping mechanisms may include many activities and expression instead of hurting yourself ( those you are already mastering are very good, please keep them up).
A process that involves self-expression is often helpful...prayer is also a wonderful form of meditation and peace for your soul. Whatever works as an alternative method of coping with your feelings of anxiety or stress or "numbness" is often a good start toward recovery.
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