The Unstoppable Power of Pure-O: Examining the Obsession with the Original Obsession
When Mr X obsesses that his harm obsession might not be OCD but something sinister or a hidden trait lurking inside him, it means his obsessive worrying is a pure obsession focused on the original harm obsession.
How an Evidence-Based Treatment Can Effectively Help With Obsessive Doubt and Uncertainty
Inference-based therapy can help break the cycle of inferential confusion associated with OCD. It is an evidence-based treatment, allowing people to reorient from the obsessional way of living to their authentic selves. Subsequently, they reconnect with their senses and common sense in the present moment and ultimately overcome OCD. Inference-based therapy is an effective stand-alone…
An Effective Way To Understand And Manage The Visual Tic In Staring OCD
What is the fundamental difference between staring OCD and classic OCD? It is the visual tic. It’s similar to what you might see in Tourette’s syndrome. Hence, its other name Visual Tourettic OCD, or VTO. Does staring OCD involve obsessions and compulsions? Unfortunately, yes. For example, a person’s obsession might be the fear of staring. The…
Effective Tips To Help Students and Teachers Manage Anger Associated With Self-Doubt
As humans, we are wired to seek knowledge and understand the world around us constantly. So when we encounter a situation without knowing or understanding something, it can trigger anxiety, frustration and anger. Here are some reasons why:
How Guilt Sensitivity Affects People with OCD and How to Overcome It
Guilt feels like a painful counterpart of OCD, but that’s the paradox of the disorder. What it wants you to believe is the opposite of your authentic self, but it lets you carry the guilt anyway.
OCD: A Clear Explanation As To Why Obsessions Cannot Be Made Valid
An inference that sneaks into your obsession cannot render it valid. So, for example, suppose you have a contamination obsession. Imagine your fear is contracting a blood-related illness from dirty scissors and other sharp objects like razors. You might hear (inference) of something terrible happening to someone who visited their hairdresser. You then fear it…
Somatic Obsessions: How To Apply Exposure Response Prevention (Exclusive Content)
This 28-page document focuses on exposure-response prevention (ERP) for somatic obsessions. The educational material has eight parts that begin with understanding overt and covert rituals, bodily obsessions, and how to create a hierarchy of fears. Also, monitoring anxiety when doing ERP, changing faulty beliefs, tips and much more. It is a must for anyone who wants…
Protected: Address Staring OCD
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How To Manage Dissociation (exclusive content)
Includes Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder On and Off the Autism Spectrum Carol Edwards’ six-part tutorial discusses dissociative states, such as depersonalisation and derealisation. It also talks about dissociation unique to OCD (a defence mechanism) when faced with obsessions. It includes modified cognitive behavioural strategies for people on the autism spectrum. It is an informative document and is suitable…
Address Staring OCD: Look Inside
Staring OCD is a term to describe looking at people “inappropriately”. Carol Edwards is one of those people and has now recovered by ninety per cent. So, her goal is to raise awareness of this hidden variation of OCD, also referred to as Visual Tourettic OCD. She knows many people who struggle with it, most…