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Mindset & Self-Compassion for OCD

What is Mindset & Why is it Important? In my experience, one of the most underutilized areas in learning to manage OCD & anxiety is the mindset. There are so many areas here that you can work on that can greatly benefit the way in which you perceive and experience anxiety. Some of this we have already covered, for example acceptance, which is in itself

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OCD

Feeling Alone With OCD? Why Opening Up Can Help…

Having OCD Can Make You Feel Alone Sometimes with OCD you can end up feeling like you are completely on your own. This is even more true when you don´t even know that you have OCD. You feel like you must be the only one in the world that has such crazy thoughts and that nobody will ever be able to understand what you go

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OCD

Why Accepting Our OCD Thoughts Does Not Mean That We Agree With Them

We always hear the same thing: “accept your thoughts!”. But how do you do that? and perhaps more importantly, why would you even want to do that anyway? Some OCD thoughts can be so incredibly horrible, that the last thing you feel like you want to do is to just accept them. Doesn´t accepting them basically mean that you agree with them? No it doesn´t

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Anxiety

Could cutting back on alcohol be helpful for anxiety? In my experience the answer is yes and here´s why…

Does alcohol actually make anxiety worse? I´m writing this because i´m often surprised at how few articles there are online about anxiety and alcohol. From my own personal experience there is a huge link between the two and this is something that should be being discussed more. Society is soaked in alcohol. We use it at just about every opportunity, from celebrating and making a

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Anxiety

Learning to Accept Anxiety through Improv Comedy

Introduction For many people, the idea of doing improv comedy, or even stand up, is absolutely terrifying (myself included). But for people who struggle with social anxiety, it seems to have a very positive effect. It all comes back to us being willing to put ourselves in situations that cause anxiety, so that we can learn how to manage these difficult feelings in a more

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OCD

Sensorimotor OCD – When OCD attacks your sense of self…

The literature of OCD is littered with information about the more famous classical types of this disorder, with repeated descriptions of washing, checking, repeating or worries of doing harm to oneself or others. Sensorimotor obsessions however are based on a preoccupation with normal bodily processes such as breathing, blinking and swallowing. Sufferers become so obsessed with these processes, that they can barely think about anything

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