OCD Coaching Videos
with James Callner, M.A.

Welcome to OCD Coaching Videos

Welcome to our website! We are about Inspiration and Hope. Our mission is more than educating you and the public, it is to help you help yourself by literally showing you how to reclaim the power to manage and heal from the devastation of OCD.

 

 

(This site was formerly the Awareness Foundation for OCD (afocd.org) – and is now all about helping you to get better with videos, my book, blogs, resources, and more.)

OCD Coaching Videos are not designed to replace professional OCD Therapy. They are intended to help in the education and coaching for those suffering with OCD. James Callner is an OCD Educator and Coach, teaching from over 35 years of his own recovery experience. The Coaching Videos, Blog Posts and other information on this website are not a replacement for a professional therapist. Mr. Callner contributes his videos to the OCD Treatment Centre in Taunton England. OCD Treatment Centre therapists approve all OCD Coaching Videos.

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I’ve always been amazed by trees. Where we live there are a lot of them. They stand strong even in the brutal turmoil of natures weather. I’ve heard that many of them have root systems that they share with other trees. Bending, swaying but still standing together. I took a photograph of this very long seemingly thin tree in a park by the ocean where we walk very often. No matter what the weather, it’s always there. Trees stand together primarily to support each other. I think we have a lot to learn from the trees around us. Don’t you think? JC <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ve always been amazed by trees. Where we live there are a lot of them. They stand strong even in the brutal turmoil of natures weather. I’ve heard that many of them have root systems that they share with other trees. Bending, swaying but still standing together. I took a photograph of this very long seemingly thin tree in a park by the ocean where we walk very often. No matter what the weather, it’s always there. Trees stand together primarily to support each other. I think we have a lot to learn from the trees around us. Don’t you think? JC

Stay with the facts. Facts disarms OCD. In my experience, even if I don't like the facts, they give me more certainty than OCD thoughts. When I look up at the night sky, I see starlight from millions of years ago. The actual star may not even be there any longer, but the light is still real. I choose to believe in the light, and I choose to believe the facts. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Stay with the facts. Facts disarms OCD. In my experience, even if I  dont like the facts, they give me more certainty than OCD thoughts. When I look up at the night sky, I see starlight from millions of years ago. The actual star may not even be there any longer, but the light is still real. I choose to believe in the light, and I choose to believe the facts.

Hey guys, I haven't posted for awhile, I've been working on a new book. But, I thought I'd just check in with this reminder from my own experience. So here's the deal; I define my own OCD symptoms as a twitchy amygdala. That is, the fight or flight or startle response can go off at any time and with any stress. The trick I have found and practice, is to monitor that response and not fight it but become aware if it as OCD or something I should really be afraid of. 99/9999% for me, it's OCD bullying me. I'm not kidding. So what do I do? I become aware that It's OCD and not a threat, I practice dismissing the thought as a bully (even though it will return and be persistent) I still persist right back, and I slow down my breathing and if necessary and appropriate sometimes I need medication or to talk to someone for a reality check. Not reassurance but a voice of reason. or just a empathic voice. I've been practicing the dismissal part for about two years now and I've gotten better at it. Just know it is achievable. You are all going to be OK if you put in the minimum amount of work. Really. JC <3
New book of hope coming soon.
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1 month ago
Hey guys, I havent posted for awhile, Ive been working on a new book. But, I thought Id just check in with this reminder from my own experience. So heres the deal; I define my own OCD symptoms as a twitchy amygdala. That is, the fight or flight or startle response can go off at any time and with any stress. The trick I have found and practice, is to monitor that response and not fight it but become aware if it as OCD or something I should really be afraid of. 99/9999% for me, its OCD bullying me. Im not kidding. So what do I do? I become aware that Its OCD and not a threat, I practice dismissing the thought as a bully (even though it will return and be persistent) I still persist right back, and I slow down my breathing and if necessary and appropriate sometimes I need medication or to talk to someone for a reality check. Not reassurance but a voice of reason. or just a empathic voice. Ive been practicing the dismissal part for about two years now and Ive gotten better at it. Just know it is achievable. You are all going to be OK if you put in the minimum amount of work. Really. JC
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