SIB – Self Injurious Behavior
Here are some resources for Self Injurious Behavior – SIB. These podcasts cover the research on the causes of Self Injurious Behavior and Suzanne’s ideas of how Depth Psychology relates to Self Injurious Behavior. These three podcasts are part of a production thesis in the partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. The three podcast are outlined as follows:
Definitions – What it is. What it is not. Epidemilogy – Who Does it.
Etiology – Why people do it.
Outline of Series
Warning to Self injurers
Resources for Self Injurers
S.A.F.E – 1-800-DON’T-CUT
Healing House – 310-836-1223
Suzanne’s Working Definition of Compulsive Self Injurious Behavior
The overwhelming compulsion to self-injure severe enough to cause tissue damage. Compulsive Self Injurious Behavior is cloaked in shame, secrecy, and self-loathing.
Suzanne’s hypothesis – Compulsive Self Injury is not the problem, but a symptom of an unconscious traumatic wounding of the psyche.
Why people self injure – Etiology
Discussion of Shame, secrecy, self loathing
Difference between impulsive and compulsive
Compulsive – hiding their wounds
Celebrities who self injure
Two reasons why people self injure
Psychosocial causes of Self Injury
Biological causes of Self Injury – Etiology
Body’s own opiates
Vanderkolk research 1998
Chicken and the egg
Which causes which?
Does the biology cause the behavior or does the behavior cause the biological change?
Other Biological influences
Severe mental retardation
Example of auto-addictive disorder
Soldiers of antiquity self injuring before battle
Self Injurious Behavior in History
Religion and History