Non-OCD People Check Too

If ever you get the urge to say to someone who has OCD, “get over it”, think instead of how to help them through it. By doing this, and showing that you understand to some extent what they must be going through, you can help them weaken OCD’s influence and help them towards recovery.

How to Stop Procrastinating and be Successful

Several things can cause procrastination. These might be fear of failure, boredom, depression or anxiety. A quote by an unknown author is ‘Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.’ The point in all of this is to ask yourself, why am I burying my opportunities? Why do I have a fear of failure? Why am I bored? What’s making me depressed or anxious?

Student Tip Sheet – 7 Ways to Beat OCD and Pass Exams

I see fellow students learning things very easily, but I seem to have to put a lot of effort into learning things. For example, any concept for me is hard to grasp lately, and I have to study long hours to make learning material clearer. It’s like my memory is failing me. I have OCD, and I’m wondering if this plays a part in the mental blocks I’ve been experiencing.

Religious OCD: How to Resolve Intrusive Guilt

Gaining a balanced perspective in cognitive therapy addresses and puts right misplaced guilt. It redirects trait-guilt, and thus moves the barrier between the individual and their relationship with God. In other words, it demonstrates, objectively, how intrusive guilt is inconsistent with one’s true character, behaviours and religious belief. By respecting the person’s faith, and in terms of separation anxiety, a therapist would not give reassurance, but would agree that building religious trust is essential for their well-being.

What to do when a Phobia Becomes Obsessive

There is another factor to consider, which comes from Isaac Mark’s expression “obsessive phobia” which is not, as he puts it, ‘a direct fear of a given object or situation, but rather of the results which are imagined to arise from it’. While there is a distinction between a standard phobia and an obsession, an overlap can be noticed when a person shows signs of one and the other.

OCD – Why Include Mindfulness into Exposure Therapy

Exposure response prevention has been practiced for almost half-a-century and remains the most effective therapy for treating OCD. With Mindfulness integrated into the process this offers a solution for improving task engagement (in and out of the therapy room) and provides scope for preventing relapse.