Alternatives to cutting by expressing your emotions: â€¢ Write down your feelings. â€¢ Compose poetry or a song. â€¢ Draw or paint. Alternatives to cutting by releasing tension: â€¢ Turn on some music and dance (using fast movements).What is cutting, and why do people cut?
Cutting is a way some people try to cope with the pain of strong emotions, intense pressure, or upsetting relationship problems. They may be dealing with feelings that seem too difficult to bear or bad situations they think can't change. Some people cut because they feel desperate for relief from bad feelings.What is the reason for cutting?
Cutting often gains the person a sense of relief from intense feelings such as anger, guilt, anxiety, isolation, grief, or hopelessness. It can also be seen as an expression of those feelings and pain. Other reasons that people cut include a need for control over your body, especially when you feel out of control.