The Power of Labels & Why They Are Dangerous

Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, I want to talk about labels and why I believe they are dangerous. This is going to be an episode that branches into the broader concept of mental health and general well-being. We live in a strange time right now where people are carelessly labeling each other and more importantly dehumanizing one another, which is an incredibly dangerous thing to do. In this episode, I just...

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment - Giving Power to Intrusive Thoughts- Pure O OCD treatment

Sep 10, 2021

When going through OCD & Anxiety Treatment it is so important to understand how we misinterpret intrusive thoughts and paradoxically give them power over our lives.  When we have intrusive thoughts we often feel compelled to solve them or try to get rid of them. But when we do that we indirectly validate them as a "real" problem which paradoxically makes our brain keep producing them....

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment - The Voice in the Mind & Propaganda - Pure O OCD treatment

Sep 03, 2021

When it comes to OCD Treatment one of the things we have to learn to navigate is the voice of the mind. I often like to use the concept of Propaganda with my clients when describing the voice of the mind. The definition of Propaganda is "communication that is primarily used to influence an audience and further an agenda, which may not be objective and may be selectively presenting facts to...

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment - ERP with Pure O OCD

Aug 31, 2021

In this series, I am discussing how to do ERP for Pure O OCD. Pure OCD or Purely obsessional OCD is a subtype of OCD where the individual struggles primarily with intrusive thoughts. In this episode, I am going to discuss some common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. 

 

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OCD Recovery - Fear of Having Thoughts & Anxiety - TREATING PURE-O OCD

Aug 23, 2021

In this series, I am discussing common fears and obsessions that people with OCD experience. In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of having obsessions or intrusive thoughts pop up, along with the fear of getting anxious and getting stuck in OCD. This is a common fear where the individual experiences unwanted intrusive thoughts related to regressing or falling back into the OCD loop....

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Fear of Unwanted Violent Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Harm OCD

Feb 23, 2021

Fear of Unwanted Violent Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Harm OCD

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In this episode, I am going to discuss unwanted or intrusive violent thoughts. Intrusive violent thoughts are often categorized as ego-dystonic and are common with the subtype of Harm OCD. These thoughts can include violent images or...

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Fear of Unwanted or Intrusive Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Pure O

Feb 18, 2021

Fear of Unwanted or Intrusive Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Pure O 

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of unwanted or intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts generally fall into the following three categories: unwanted violent thoughts/images, unwanted sexual thoughts/images, and...

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How Does “Pure O” Develop?

Sep 30, 2020

How Does “Pure O” Develop?

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Purely obsessional OCD, often called ‘Pure O,’ is a form of OCD in which a person experiences primarily intrusive or unwanted thoughts without performing outward compulsions or rituals.

For a long time, Pure O has been seen as a type of OCD...

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Pure OCD Treatment - Mental Compulsions

May 31, 2018

Pure OCD Treatment - Mental Compulsions

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In this video, I talk about the treatment process for Pure O OCD. This is the second of three videos and in this video, I provide a general explanation of mental compulsions as they relate to Pure OCD treatment.

Transcript

00:00 All right. Hello and welcome to part two. Again, my name's Matt. I'm a...

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Pure OCD Treatment - What is Pure OCD

May 23, 2018

Pure OCD Treatment - What is Pure OCD

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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.

Transcript:

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...

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