How To Overcome Intrusive Thoughts OCD
In this episode, I discuss a high-level overview of how to overcome intrusive thoughts. Generally speaking, intrusive thoughts fall into the following three umbrella categories: violent, sexual, and religious. I also discuss a good analogy to help you defuse from intrusive thoughts and become a more mindful observer.
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 thoughts are usually Ego-dystonic which means they do not reflect your true character, wants, or desires.
Another key point to remember is that when dealing with Intrusive Thoughts you are generally dealing with an anxiety issue versus an impulse control issue
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