Step 9 -Exposure Response Prevention

Jul 17, 2017

So What is Exposure and Response Prevention?

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Well to put simply, the process of Exposure and Response Prevention has two separate components. The first component is the Exposure, which consists of a person directly experiencing the objects or situations they are afraid of in order to conquer the fear in a safe manner.  So, when I...

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Step 8 - Understanding The White Bears

Jul 17, 2017

Understanding White Bears and Obsessive Thoughts

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Daniel Wegner was a famous social psychologist who conducted some fascinating research throughout his career. Specifically, in the mid to late 1980’s, Wegner conducted research regarding thought suppression and obsessive thoughts, which generated some fascinating results.

To breifly...

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Step 7 - Accept Sit and Breathe

Jul 17, 2017

Accept, Sit and Breathe

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Accept, Sit and Breathe is a process that is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. And when it comes to this process it is important to distinguish that accepting the presence of a thought, does not mean you accept the thought to be true. This idea of “acceptance” can be very scary for people with...

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Step 6 - The Roots of Fear

Jul 17, 2017

The Roots of Fear

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The point of this Step is to discover why you are afraid of your particular obsessive thought. And by really elaborating and thinking out your worst case scenario, you will be able to take your obsession to its origin.

Now this may seem scary…..But you can do this!

This is a step designed to help you gain an...

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Step 5- Identifying Obsessions and Compulsions

Jul 17, 2017

 Identifying Obsessions and Compulsions

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As we know, obsessions are unwanted, persistent, intense thoughts, ideas, images, or impulses that repeatedly intrude or invade a person’s mind. The person with these obsessions generally experiences a great deal of anxiety, discomfort, and pain from these thoughts. And they recognize these...

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Step 4- Psycho-Education

Jul 17, 2017

Psycho-Education

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In this post I will discuss the importance of Psychoeducation. I can’t seem to stress the importance of this enough….and unfortunately I believe this is something that is often overlooked and undervalued by most people seeking help for OCD and Obsessive Thoughts. But I believe that Psychoeducation is extremely...

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Step 3 - Developing Your Dreams

Jul 17, 2017

 

Developing Your Dreams

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Identifying and actively pursuing my dreams was vital to my victory over obsessive thoughts, and it will be vital to your victory as well. I believe that you will have a hard time achieving a life free from the obsessive cycle if you cannot first visualize it.

For that reason, I will introduce a concept that was...

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Step 2 - Breaking Away From Labels

Jul 17, 2017

Step Two for Overcoming OCD is Breaking Away From Labels and Mental Illness Stigma

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When talking about the obsessive compulsive cycle, it is virtually impossible to ignore the notion of labeling or diagnosing people with the particular mental-illness known as OCD.

From my point of view, I don’t believe it necessary to place a diagnosis or...

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Step 1 – Developing the Proper Mindset

Jul 17, 2017

 

The First Step to Overcoming OCD and Obsessive Thoughts is Developing the Right Mindset:

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When it comes to beating OCD you really have to view the process like fighting a battle or a war. And Ironcially, I was very surprised to learn that one of the earliest uses of the word obsession has to do with warfare. Now, I found this to be quite...

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The 10 Steps for Overcoming Obsessive & Intrusive Thoughts

Jul 17, 2017

Video Summary – The 10 Steps for Overcoming Obsessive & Intrusive Thoughts 

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Two questions that often come my way are….

How do I Stop Obsessive or Intrusive Thoughts?

And How do I successfully overcome OCD?

Since the answers to these two questions are very similar, but at the same time a little complex….. I have...

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