"It's A Matter of Trust"
by James Callner

New Book by James Callner

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“… an encyclopedia for treating OCD … and will help depression and anxiety disorders.”
~ Phil Kavanaugh, MD, Psychiatrist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

“… heartfelt, sincere, genuine. If you or someone you know is struggling with OCD, this book is a must-have! Sending a clear message that OCD is treatable.”
~ Dr. Robin Zasio, PsyD, LCSW,
Clinical Advisory Board – The International OCD Foundation

“Compelling, courageous, insightful, and informative.”
~ Donald Dufford, PhD, Director, Anxiety Treatment Services

“… sure to provide OCD sufferers with a deep sense of comfort… applicable tools that could help many break free from the grips of OCD.”
~ Craig Shirley, Senior Therapist and Co-Founder of The OCD Treatment Centre

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From author James Callner:  

“This is more than a memoir of my life living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It is more than my challenges and struggles with OCD. It is a book of hope, strategies, processes, tools, and solutions that I learned over several decades–all of which gave me my life back. I use them to this day and share them with you now. Living with OCD does not mean you cannot have a productive happy life. You can! For all of the courageous souls who take on OCD every day as I do: This book is for you.”

 

“I feel that every week should be OCD Awareness Week, and to honor those who are challenged every day with OCD, I offer you my book for free in .pdf form. Just click the link below. My book is loaded with solutions and tips that will help you get better. Take it one day at a time.” – James Callner

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Book Description:

If you are looking for empathy, compassion, kindness, hope, and practical tools for living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), this book will help inspire you on your journey to recovery.

In 1982, author James Callner suffered a devastating mental breakdown and the onset of severe OCD. He was hospitalized for six weeks. He felt broken, lost, and terrified about what was happening to his life. He felt trapped with no way out. But there was a way out …

This hopeful and inspirational memoir is warm and casual and shares his recovery process. His care was multifaceted, including hospitalization, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure response prevention therapy, and an array of innovative approaches.

With compassion, empathy, humor, and wisdom, James chronicles his more than three decades of getting the right help while living with OCD. He found that OCD robbed him of trust and infused him with fears and phobias about people, places, and things and debilitating anxiety. He simply didn’t trust life. He regained that trust by using helpful tools to reclaim his power—to trust himself again. In this book, he shares those tools to help with your recovery.

Click here for an excerpt from “It’s a Matter of Trust.”

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It’s OK to just be you.

I taught college for over thirty-six years, but I started to really understand teaching at about year twenty. I think most teachers go through the same thing. They don't teach you how to teach in graduate school. I learned that students wanted inspiration and mentoring over hard core expectations. I taught in the Fine Arts department. I taught Acting for TV and Film, Television, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, all that show biz stuff. So expectations were running high in my young students. They wanted to be fast stars.

I remember one student came into my office after a class in tears. He was in distress because he didn't know what he wanted to be or how to get there. "Jim, what am I going to be!?" I had enough years of OCD recovery and some years of mindfulness training so I offered some advice that I had been working on myself.

Essentially I told him “You don't have to ‘be’ anything. You just have to be.” He looked at me and stopped tearing up. I think he got it. None of us have to be anything other than ourselves at any given moment. The more genuine we are, the more accepting we are, the kinder we are, the more honest we are with ourselves and others, the more trusting we are that we'll be OK, helps to further strengthen our being-ness. Today, despite everything and everyone moving around so quickly, I choose to gracefully be me.
Stand strong. JC <3
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It’s OK to just be you.
 
I taught college for over thirty-six years, but I started to really understand teaching at about year twenty. I think most teachers go through the same thing. They dont teach you how to teach in graduate school. I learned that students wanted inspiration and mentoring over hard core expectations. I taught in the Fine Arts department. I taught Acting for TV and Film, Television, Screenwriting, Filmmaking, all that show biz stuff. So expectations were running high in my young students. They wanted to be fast stars. 
 
I remember one student came into my office after a class in tears. He was in distress because he didnt know what he wanted to be or how to get there. Jim, what am I going to be!? I had enough years of OCD recovery and some years of mindfulness training so I offered some advice that I had been working on myself. 
 
Essentially I told him “You dont have to ‘be’ anything. You just have to be.” He looked at me and stopped tearing up. I think he got it. None of us have to be anything other than ourselves at any given moment. The more genuine we are, the more accepting we are, the kinder we are, the more honest we are with ourselves and others, the more trusting we are that well be OK, helps to further strengthen our being-ness. Today, despite everything and everyone moving around so quickly, I choose to gracefully be me.
Stand strong. JC

 

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From a career teacher, this is a beautiful message. Thanks for sharing.

A great “I need to hear that” moment. Thanks Jim!

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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. .