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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Progress not Perfection, and The Catching-Yourself Technique

After all these years with this disorder, I have become aware of how hard I am on myself when it comes to OCD. Even now, I’m learning new techniques to catch myself and to not be so hard on my own recovery. Let’s face it, life is tough enough. But life with OCD? Please!

What I call “The Catching Yourself Technique” is based on awareness and self-kindness. It’s all about remembering that you don't "have to" be perfect at any given time in your recovery. OCD seems to like it when we hang onto to those words "perfect” and “have to." So refocus and become aware of that. Inject a little patience and kindness into your self-talk. You'll get there. OCD waxes and wanes depending on life’s stress levels, and so does our recovery progress. But overall, it's an upward trend when we stick with it and stay on the path. Be aware of even a little progress. Notice it and bring attention to it, giving yourself credit for even the smallest victory. They all count.

Can't go though a doorway? Then just take one step towards to door, and that's good enough right now. Have to wash your hands 25 times? Take a baby step of faith and go for 24 times. Obsessing on harm or contamination? Counter it a little by labeling it as an OCD thought - not a reality thought. That’s catching yourself and making progress too. We're all highly sensitive people. We direct kindness outward all the time with our empathy for others like us. Today, try directing the kindness inward. You can do it and you deserve it. JC <3
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