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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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OCD

OCD and Reassurance Seeking – What it is and How to Stop it

When I think back to when I was struggling with OCD, one of the major compulsions I had was reassurance seeking. What I didn´t realise at the time, was that this was keeping me stuck in the vicious circle of OCD. In this blog I take a look at what reassurance seeking actually is, why it doesn’t help and most importantly, identify ways in which

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OCD

OCD and the confusing law of attraction: You will not manifest your obsessions!

OCD and the Law of Attraction   First of all a warning. If you have OCD and easily pick up new obsessions, it´s probably best to avoid this article altogether. However, if you are currently having troubles with OCD and the law of attraction, then hopefully you might find this helpful.   Many years ago, when I was still completely stuck down the rabbit hole

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Life

OCD Attacks The Things We Care About Most

The Voice in the background OCD is always there in the background. Imagine if it was an old wireless radio, you could kick it, stamp on it, or throw it into the neighbors garden, all of which would work to a certain degree, but with OCD, this kind of approach just makes matters worse. Sometimes you can feel like you have it beaten, or at

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