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I get the rubber band thing as a form of displacement but to me it still says "You have done bad and you need to be punished", it's just a less permanent version of it than some other forms. I think people need to realise, above all, that they've done nothing wrong and that they don't need to punish themselves.
 
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I get the rubber band thing as a form of displacement but to me it still says "You have done bad and you need to be punished", it's just a less permanent version of it than some other forms. I think people need to realise, above all, that they've done nothing wrong and that they don't need to punish themselves.
Def don't need to punish oneself or self blame. I think that it is used b/c it can snap you out of your feelings and into some type of physical sensation, like the cold shower does. And like SH does, but not harmful:)
 
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I have tried the rubber band thing and it helps. And yes one of my biggest problems is that I think I need to be punished.
 
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