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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Pure O OCD - How To Treat Pure OCD

Jul 17, 2017

Pure O OCD - How To Treat Pure OCD

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A common sub-type of OCD is something known as “Pure Obsessional OCD” or “Pure O OCD” or “Pure OCD.” A person who suffers with Pure OCD will experience various obsessive thoughts, but will generally not display any noticeable outward compulsive behaviors (Hence the phrase...

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Ego Dystonic Thoughts

Jul 17, 2017

Ego Dystonic Thoughts

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When talking about OCD it is important to understand the difference between Ego Syntonic and Ego Dystonic thoughts.

It is important to recognize that obsessions are Ego-Dystonic.

As Dr. Richard B. Joelson explains,

“Ego Syntonic –  Ego Syntonic refers to instincts or ideas that are acceptable to the...

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OCD Glossary

Jul 17, 2017

One thing that can get really confusing when dealing with OCD, or anything for that matter is the terminology. I mean even “OCD” is an Acronym…which really stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. To hopefully clear up any confusion you may have, I have decided to make a list of common Words, Phrases, and Acronyms in this OCD Glossary. This way if you ever come across...

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Types of Compulsions

Jul 17, 2017

Compulsive Behaviors

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I will now discuss different types of compulsions and their role in the obsessive cycle. To recap the definition: compulsions are behaviors, both physical and mental, that a person engages in to alleviate, eliminate, and relieve themselves of the obsessions, and the anxiety or uncomfortable feelings caused by obsessions.

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Types of Obsessions

Jul 17, 2017

Types of Obsessions

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To put it very simply, an obsession is a thought. Obsessions are unwanted, repeating thoughts, ideas, images, or impulses that invade a person’s mind. A person experiencing obsessions usually does not want to experience these thoughts. These obsessions often are disturbing, disruptive, and painful for the person...

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