How Does OCD develop?

How Does OCD develop? What Causes OCD?

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts called obsessions, that produce anxiety, which lead you to perform repetitive behaviors called compulsions. These obsessions and compulsions tend to get worse over time and can interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.

In this video, I discussed how  OCD develops specifically the four components that causes OCD to form.  If you have friends and family members who are suffering from OCD, feel free to share this information with them to help spread awareness and education.

 

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All right. Hey, my friend. And welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about how OCD develops in someone's life or, you know, essentially what causes OCD or obsessive compulsive disorder to develop. And, um, you know, what I,...

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Understanding Mass Movements - A Cause & New Opportunity

Understanding Mass Movements - A Cause & New Opportunity

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This week we are going to tie up our series on mass movements.

In this third and final episode, I discuss the idea of how leaders of effective movements unite people under a new cause and new opportunity towards the future.

This is extremely important for a movement to gain momentum and cultivate a mass following.

Additionally, I discuss how the most effective mass movements will also set up the opportunity for people to self-identify with a movement, which enables them to fully embody a new ideology. 

Hope you enjoy the show,

Matt

 

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All right. Hello. And welcome to another episode of the restored mind show. My name is Matt Cottey. And on this episode, we're going to continue our series on mass movements. And we're going to talk about kind of that, that third part of a...

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Understanding Mass Persuasion

Understanding Mass Persuasion

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Have you ever wondered how the art of persuasion works?

In this week’s episode, as we continue our series on mass movements, I am going to discuss a few techniques and tactics people use to persuade other people into taking action.

To be clear, persuasion is neither good or bad, it is simply the process of convincing someone to do or believe something. However, people (both good and bad) will use the same persuasive techniques to convince others to head down a certain path (both good and bad). 

So in this episode, I will discuss  FIVE common persuasion tactics people use so that you can better spot them in your day-to-day life.

Enjoy the show

Matt

 

TRANSCRIPT

 

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All right. Hello. And welcome back to another episode where we're going to dive into mass persuasion today, right? And again, this is part of our series...

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Understanding Mass Movements & Mass Manipulation

Understanding Mass Movements & Mass Manipulation

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Have you ever wondered how a mass movement begins?

When you understand how mass psychology works you can begin to understand the fundamentals of any mass movement. A mass movement is neither good nor bad, it is simply a change or development on a large scale. However, the leaders of mass movements can dramatically determine the kind of impact and results (positive or negative) the movement creates.

It is important to understand those mass movements are not random, there is actually a specific pattern any movement worth noting follows, and today we are beginning a brand new series where we will dissect mass movements and mass manipulation.

There is nothing more sacred and powerful than your ability to think freely and make decisions based on your own values and critical reasoning. And in this series, we are going to discuss...

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How to Make Real Lasting Change - Pt.5: Identity

How to Make Real Lasting Change -  Pt.5: Identity

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Mahatma Gandhi  famously said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  I’m sure you’ve heard this before, or at the very least seen it on a bumper sticker. But have you ever asked yourself what it really means? 

In this week’s episode, we are going to talk about the concept of identity, which is ultimately a way of being. Identity is one of the most powerful levels to create change in your life. And as we conclude this series on change felt it only right to end with the most powerful level. Our Identity creates belief, and like we discussed last week, belief ultimately drives behavior.

So when we want to address unhealthy behaviors in our lives and create real lasting change the most important place to start is our identity.  

I hope you enjoy this episode. ...

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How to Make Real Lasting Change - Pt.4: Beliefs

How to Make Real Lasting Change -  Pt.4: Beliefs

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Hello,

In this week’s episode, I will be discussing one of my favorite topics in the world. When it comes to making the change in your life there are few things more powerful than underlying beliefs.

Your beliefs drive EVERYTHING. Especially your behavior.

And once you really understand this, if you want to make a behavioral change, it only makes sense to start at the belief.

Now to put simply, a belief is a story you tell yourself - often unconsciously. You can even think of beliefs as the assumptions we just carry around in the background and never think twice about it.

So, in this episode, I will be discussing why uncovering and changing your limiting beliefs can be one of the most transformational things you can do.

Enjoy the show!

 

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All right. Hello. And welcome to this episode...

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How to Make Real Lasting Change - Pt. 3: Learning New Skills

How to Make Real Lasting Change -  Pt. 3: Learning New Skills

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Good Morning,

I’ll keep it short today.

For the last two weeks, we’ve been on a new series talking about how to create real, lasting change in your life. So far we’ve discussed environmental changes and behavior changes and I explained that while these might be well-intended, they are often ineffective ways to make long-term change in our lives. 

So in this episode, I will be discussing the idea of learning new skills to support behavior change. If you are trying to facilitate any type of change in your life, it is very helpful to support that change with a framework or skill to help you sustain the change. 

For example, when taking on something like OCD, it might sound simple when someone says, “don’t do compulsions,” but we all know it’s just not that easy....

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How to Make Real Lasting Change - Pt. 2: Behavioral Change

How to Make Real Lasting Change -  Pt. 2: Behavioral Change

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How many times have you told yourself that you’re going to change an unhealthy behavior in your life?

You might have the best intentions, you might know why you want to change, you might visualize the change, you might even be excited about what that change will produce, but after a few short weeks, you find yourself right back in your old ways.

Why is that?

Well, In this episode, I will be discussing why using intention and willpower to change a specific behavior, is often ineffective and doesn’t last over the long term. It’s almost like paddling a canoe upstream, eventually, you’ll burn out and the water will bring you right back where you started.

The reality is willpower alone is not an effective method for changing behavior. Sure it might work for a few weeks, but in this series, we...

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How to Create REAL Change In Your Life

How to Create REAL Change In Your Life

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Have you ever tried to make a big change in your life only to wind up right back in your old patterns a few weeks later? 

 

Maybe it was a diet change, or trying to remove a toxic person, or cutting out certain unhealthy behaviors (like compulsions). 

 

And have you ever wondered why making REAL lasting change is so tough?

 

Well this week, I am excited to announce that we are creating a new series on how to create real lasting change in your life. In this first episode, I will be discussing the different levels of change that we can implement in our lives. I am also going to discuss one of the lowest levels of change, which focuses on environmental change and how this is the most commonly pursued but often the least effective.

 

The work we are going to do in this series will definitely unlock some of the...

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How to Deal with Panic Attacks In The Workplace

How to Deal with Panic Attacks In The Workplace

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Hello

 

This week we are wrapping up our series on anxiety and the workplace. And for the final episode I wanted to discuss the topic panic attacks because it is a question I get frequently.  Panic attacks are the highest level of anxiety a person can experience. On a scale of discomfort ranging from 1-10, panic attacks are a very clear 10! And for people who struggle with panic attacks one of the scariest things about them is they can happen at any time, often for no apparent reason. You could be watching a movie, out grabbing a bite to eat, or even sitting at your desk and bam it strikes without warning. 

 

When panic symptoms arise it's very natural to resist them and avoid whatever situation might be triggering the response. But as you will see in the episode, when we resist panic symptoms and avoid things...

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