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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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During these last couple of days of OCD Awareness Week I have to talk a little about "shame". Here's the fact; there is no room for shame in OCD recovery. There's not room for family or friends to shame you for having OCD or struggling with OCD. There's no room for self shame. I learned from a very wise mentor or mine years ago this teaching - "never give information to someone that is not useful to them". So, how do you know if it's useful to them? If it's shame based its not. Plain and simple. Example: "You should lose weight, your fat". Now what part of that is useful in any way? It's not. "You should stop smoking". I mean seriously, does anyone not know they need to sto[ smoking for their health?."You should just stop all those compulsions and obsessions". Nice uh? In my early years of recovery I actually heard words like those. How is that is that useful to me? It's shaming and I know we all receive it and do it to ourselves too. It simply has to stop. If you feel ashamed because your recovery is not going fast enough, please know that the nature of OCD is to wax and wain depending on the stresses of life. Give yourself a break. You can get back in gear. Recently, a friend that has been seeking support from me said his parents were shaming him for having OCD. Man, that pisses me off! My response was - I wonder what happened to them to have the capacity to shame? It's all generational you know. That still doesn't hake it OK. If you are shamed by a family member or friend, know it is not you - it's their attempt to control - and they may not even know they are even doing it. You simply can't afford to take it in seriously. And, I know it hurts and I know it's hard. Staying on tract with these words will keep you in recovery; Compassion, Love, Patience, Courage, Hope Doing the best you can, Progress not Perfection. Oh so much cleaner and lighter than any shame. Don't you think?
Just for the end of OCD Awareness Week here's a free PDF download of my book. 'It's a Matter of Trust'. Lots of tools in there that are all based in experience and hope. No shame in there at all. JC <3
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During these last couple of days of OCD Awareness Week I have to talk a little about shame. Heres the fact; there is no room for shame in OCD recovery. Theres not room for family or friends to shame you for having OCD or struggling with OCD. Theres no room for self shame. I learned from a very wise mentor or mine years ago this teaching - never give information to someone that is not useful to them. So, how do you know if its useful to them? If its shame based its not. Plain and simple. Example: You should lose weight, your fat. Now what part of that is useful in any way? Its not. You should stop smoking. I mean seriously, does anyone not know they need to sto[ smoking for their health?.You should just stop all those compulsions and obsessions. Nice uh? In my early years of recovery I actually heard words like those. How is that is that useful to me? Its shaming and I know we all receive it and do it to ourselves too. It simply has to stop. If you feel ashamed because your recovery is not going fast enough, please know that the nature of OCD is to wax and wain depending on the stresses of life. Give yourself a break. You can get back in gear. Recently, a friend that has been seeking support from me said his parents were shaming him for having OCD. Man, that pisses me off! My response was - I wonder what happened to them to have the capacity to shame? Its all generational you know. That still doesnt hake it OK. If you are shamed by a family member or friend, know it is not you - its their attempt to control - and they may not even know they are even doing it. You simply cant afford to take it in seriously. And, I know it hurts and I know its hard. Staying on tract with  these words will keep you in recovery; Compassion, Love, Patience, Courage, Hope Doing the best you can, Progress not Perfection. Oh so much cleaner and lighter than any shame. Dont you think?
Just for the end of OCD Awareness Week heres a free PDF download of my book. Its a Matter of Trust. Lots of tools in there that are all based in experience and hope. No shame in there at all. JC

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