Pure OCD Treatment - What is Pure OCD
In this video, I talk about the treatment process for Pure O OCD. This is the first of three videos and in this video, I provide a general overview and explanation of Pure OCD.
00:00 All right. Hey there and welcome to this video. In this video I'm going to talk about pure OCD and this is...
Intrusive Thoughts (Pt. 3) - How Do I Stop Unwanted Thoughts?
This is the third and final video in this intrusive thoughts series.
In this video I discuss two simple strategies you can use to help reduce the frequency and intensity of intrusive thoughts.
Strategy 1 - Journaling
Journaling is very helpful to get the stuff in...
Intrusive Thoughts (Pt. 2) - Why Suppressing Thoughts Doesn't Work
In this video I discuss why suppressing thoughts doesn't work. I explain how a series of studies on "White Bears" conducted my Daniel Wegner in the late 80's and 90's actually show how thought suppression actually increases the frequency and intensity of thoughts.
Intrusive Thoughts (Pt. 1)- How to Overcome Intrusive Thoughts
In this video I will discuss Intrusive thoughts and unwanted thoughts. Intrusive thoughts are basically thoughts that invade one's mind again and again. In this video I am going to explain why having intrusive thoughts isn't actually the problem - reacting to them is.
I explain how...
How to Stop Intrusive Thoughts
Stopping intrusive thoughts is a much more difficult task than you might think. In fact, I often here from people that struggle with these pestering thoughts that the more they try to stop intrusive thoughts…the more they seem to pop up.
So in this video I talk about some studies that were done in the late...
Intrusive Thoughts (Part 1)
Intrusive thoughts are thoughts that are unwanted that seem to invade a person’s mind. Intrusive thoughts can take on a variety of forms but generally fall into 1 of 3 categories
1. Unwanted Violent Thoughts
2. Unwanted Sexual Thoughts
3. Unwanted Religious Thoughts
One key point to remember is that Intrusive...
Pain vs Suffering
If you wrestle with OCD or any other form of anxiety for that matter….you can probably attest that it is a very painful thing to experience. I know it was for me anyway.
So part of this video is simply me acknowledging that when you experience an anxiety spike it is very painful…and that pain feels very real...
To put simply, Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment, while specifically paying attention to your feelings and your sensations without casting any judgment on them.
And while this sounds like a simple process, you will probably find that it is a little more difficult than you initially...
So What is Exposure and Response Prevention?
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...
Understanding White Bears and Obsessive Thoughts
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.