Students: Get 7 Free Tips to Beat Bad Memory Intrusive Thoughts

Bring out your strengths! Write them down on sticky notes and stick them to your computer, your door, your wall (wherever you like) and remind yourself that you have what it takes to be successful. Get past the negative hurdle about your memory by accepting uncertainty. In other words, ask yourself, what is the likelihood that I have a memory problem? Now scroll down to tip 5 to put uncertainty into perspective!

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 me, 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.”

Why Obsessions are not Delusions

Cognitive restructuring helps alter thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and improves insight. Subsequently, agreeing to face obsessions (exposures) and resisting compulsions (response prevention) shows how this active process eventually weakens obsessions, further increasing rational perception.

How to Resolve Intrusive Guilt in Moral OCD

These illogical thoughts had latched on to what mattered most to John – his morals. Subsequently, and despite the real-event theft situation, he failed to see that his intrusive thoughts were at odds with his true moral values, or at least doubted it. This is an example of what is known as trait-guilt, meaning that the corresponding emotion is rigid. In other words, John’s previous healthy beliefs about himself shifted to thinking instead that he truly was a sinner and a traitor to his religion.

Tips to Help a Depressed Teen

By understanding and using the “early warning system”, a therapist or caregiver can help a teen grasp the difference between feelings and facts and how to determine what it is that caused their mood change in the first place.

Harm OCD: Why Response Prevention Works

My guest post by Becky Jane Stephenson is an example of how OCD can show up and how exposure-response prevention (ERP) works.


Review Non-Contact Contamination Fears

Non-contact contamination fears, also known as mental or emotional contamination OCD, can be linked to an unpleasant memory or event. This can, but not always, be the environmental onset for developing OCD, if predisposed.