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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Exactly. Complaining just fuels the fire that burns us.

If a thought doesn't bring you inner peace, don't follow it.

Here's a phrase or slogan I heard from my wonderful therapist, Sharon Davies - "If a thought doesn't bring you inner peace, don't follow it." Now in my experience, two things will happen when I hear a slogan like this; I will kind of believe it or kind of dismiss it as some spiritual stuff. If I go with the "dismissing it" thought, I almost immediately throw it out as a tool I could use to help myself. If I kind of - and I mean I don't have to fully believe it or do it perfectly- but, if I consider believing it - then, I set into motion a new healthy belief system with a new tool. So, I choose to believe it and now I catch myself almost every time an OCD thought comes along. I ask myself, am I going to label this as OCD and move on even if it persists? Or, am I going to follow the thought and exacerbate the obsession even more which will lead to anxiety. I choose to not follow OCD thoughts the best I can. This practice does get easier. JC <3
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If a thought doesnt bring you inner peace, dont follow it.

Heres a phrase or slogan I heard from my wonderful therapist, Sharon Davies  - If a thought doesnt bring you inner peace, dont follow it. Now in my experience, two things will happen when I hear a slogan like this; I will kind of believe it or kind of dismiss it as some spiritual stuff.  If I go with the dismissing it thought, I almost immediately throw it out as a tool I could use to help myself. If I kind of - and I mean I dont have to fully believe it or do it perfectly- but, if I consider believing it - then, I set into motion a new healthy belief system with a new tool. So, I choose to believe it and now I catch myself almost every time an OCD thought comes along. I ask myself, am I going to label this as OCD and move on even if it persists? Or, am I going to follow the thought and exacerbate the obsession even more which will lead to anxiety. I choose to not follow OCD thoughts the best I can. This practice does get easier. JC

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Thank you JC. You helped already

Life begins at the end of your confort zone. ~ Neale Donald Walsch. I’m going to paraphrase this great quote a bit for us. I believe - recovery begins at the end of your comfort zone. ... See MoreSee Less

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There’s a whole lot of uncomfortable waiting for me, but taking it slowly is what it’s all about👍

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