OCD & Anxiety Treatment: Recovery is Possible
In this episode, I discuss the idea of recovery and why believing in recovery is so important. Your beliefs can help or hinder your recovery process. When a person is struggling with anxiety operates from the idea that recovery is possible, it can change her/his whole perspective and the path in his/her recovery process. In this episode, I discuss the idea of recovery and the beliefs that a person struggling with anxiety should adapt to achieve success.
All right, hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about recovery. And so, um, you know, on our series of OCD and anxiety treatment, I want to talk about the idea of recovery, right? And because obviously that's generally, you know, what we're all striving for. Um, you know, especially as we initially get into this journey, right? When it shows up in our life, we're looking for recovery, right?...
OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Lens of Anxiety
In this episode, I discuss the idea of the “lens of anxiety”. When someone is struggling with anxiety, there is a thin line between the real world and the world they are seeing skewed by anxiety. It’s like you see the world through a set of anxiety goggles or sunglasses. In this episode, I discuss the lens of anxiety and how important it is to develop awareness when you’re in the lens and to understand that you’re not seeing things how they really are.
All right. Hey there and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about the lens of anxiety. So again, my name is Matt and I thank you so much for tuning in. And in this series, what we're talking about here is just kind of these big picture concepts on OCD and anxiety treatment and really, um, you know, this idea of recovery and what that means, right? And this concept...
OCD Treatment - OCD Recovery Process
In this video, I talk about the treatment process for OCD and what real recovery looks like. This is the second video in this series on OCD Treatment. In this video, I provide a general overview of what OCD Recovery looks like from both a client and therapist perspective. I also talk about what to expect during the treatment process.
00:00 All right, hello and welcome to part two of this training. What we're talking about OCD recovery. And so, um, in part one I talked about this, this idea of what, um, you know, ocd is, and in this particular training I want to talk about this idea of what it means, um, or what, what recovery of ocd really means, right? And that question comes in various forms to me is like, oh, is it possible to recovery? I heard ocd is chronic, you know, and um, so I want to talk about this idea of recovery. And so when I talk about OCD recovery, the best way...
OCD Treatment - What is OCD
In this video, I talk about the treatment process for OCD. This is the first video in this series. In this video, I provide a general overview of OCD and OCD Treatment including the goals and expectations for both the client and the therapist.
00:00 All right. Hello and welcome to this training on OCD treatment in the OCD recovery process. My name is Matt Codde. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and I'm the founder of the OCD academy and I just want to welcome you here today. I'm really excited to be here with you. Um, you know, and in this kind of, just to give you a brief kind of overview, big picture of this, uh, this training that we're going to be doing together, this, this whole training has put together to really answer some just general overview questions about ocd or obsessive compulsive disorder and really helped provide some information to those of you who may be...
Ego Dystonic Thoughts
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 self; that are compatible with one’s values and ways of thinking. They are consistent with one’s personality and beliefs.”(1)
“Ego Dystonic – Ego Dystonic refers to thoughts, impulses, and behaviors that are felt to be repugnant, distressing, unacceptable or inconsistent with one’s self-image” (1)
Here is a quick example:
Let’s pretend you were eating lunch and saw someone drop a necklace. Then you had the thought, “What if I stole a necklace?”
To a person who is a thief, stealing a necklace would be considered ego syntonic,...
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