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Robert James

OCD & The Pain Of Uncertainty

Uncertainty is an inherent part of life, Albert Einstein claimed that “As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.” This is both confusing and frustrating at the same time.  Even Einstein Said Uncertainty Is To Be Expected If some of the smartest people in history are

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Maladaptive daydreaming & OCD

For many people daydreaming is a normal and sometimes even pleasurable response to the pressure of life. It can be a way to relieve boredom, a tool for escaping from stressful moments or even just and excuse to fantasise about the future or different choices we could have made in our lives. For most people it feels like a normal thing to do, but in

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Robert James

Getting Over OCD – Where To Start

To get started with something is often the biggest hurdle of all. Lets say that perhaps you want to start a new hobby, for example painting. You go out and buy yourself all of the materials you’re going to need, but then day after day, week after week they just sit there on the side unused and collecting dust. Our intentions are often very good,

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Robert James

The Value of The Unexpected OCD Exposure Activity

When learning to overcome OCD you might spend a lot of time working with a therapist to develop a hierarchy of exposures and to slowly work through them over time. This is obviously important as it’s a proven way to learn to overcome obsessions.  Opportunities But so often life throws up opportunities for us to practice exposure all over the practice and if we are

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False Memory OCD

Imagine a scenario in which you are no longer able to trust your memory and are obsessed with the idea that you may have done something wrong or immoral and are unable to remember it. Just the idea of it is quite anxiety inducing, but this is what people with false memory OCD deal with on a day to day basis.  What Is False Memory

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OCD & The Fear Of Losing Control

A surprisingly common theme of OCD is the fear of losing control. In this article I take a look at what causes this theme and some steps you can take to help you overcome it.  What If I Lose Control?  People who struggle with OCD often ask, why do I get such disturbing thoughts about hurting the people I love? or why am I always

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