Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Self Support: The key to bearing difficult feelings in coping with OCD or just life

When you’re doing any kind of personal work on yourself, sometimes it’s easy to forget to give yourself credit for your hard work. Sometimes we look only outside ourselves hoping other people in our lives will notice the work we’re doing and support us for doing it but we fail to see that WE can [...]

Mindful and Somatic Tools for Coping with OCD

When you’re suffering from OCD, from a mindfulness perspective you are very identified with certain thoughts you have to the exclusion of others. In fact, not only are you identified with your obsessive thoughts, you may in general tend to be more aware of your thoughts than you are of other aspects of your being [...]

Too scared to begin exposure for OCD? Try this tool

Today’s tool for coping with OCD might provoke criticism from those who believe OCD is exclusively a biological disease that should be treated in a solely behavioral and non exploratory context. However, those of us who practice CBT know that what really needs to happen for you to soften your OCD patterns is for you [...]

Tools for Coping with OCD

This week I will be blogging about how to cope with OCD. Each day I will share tools that support the cognitive behavioral approach of ERP (exposure and response prevention) derived from all the different approaches I incorporate when I treat OCD in children, adolescents and adults including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulnes, Somatic, Psychodynamic and Gestalt [...]