"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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We see this tree almost every day on our walk. It must have a tremendous root system to keep it up in storms. And, we do get pretty strong storms here in the winter. It just bends with the wind. I was taught long ago, by a great teacher, that when you are in storm, like anxiety or overwhelm, learn to be like a palm tree ~ bend. Oh, I use my share of emotional roots or tools to calm myself down, but my main tool is to be flexible with myself and with my mind. Fighting only makes it worse for me. I flow or bend with the emotion best I can - and oddly enough the storm settles - and I'm still here. JC <3 ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

We see this tree almost every day on our walk. It must have a tremendous root system to keep it up in storms. And, we do get pretty strong storms here in the winter. It just bends with the wind. I was taught long ago, by a great teacher, that when you are in storm, like anxiety or overwhelm, learn to be like a palm tree ~ bend. Oh, I use my share of emotional roots or tools to calm myself down, but my main tool is to be flexible with myself and with my mind. Fighting only makes it worse for me. I flow or bend with the emotion best I can - and oddly enough the storm settles - and Im still here. JC

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1 week ago

The four-year-old bully called OCD

Ever notice that OCD does not grow old? I mean think about this. At least for me, who has been around this disorder for 35 years, I recently recognized that OCD stays the same age - about four years old. That is, a four-year-old bully always in a tantrum. Even if you are four years old you don’t have to engage with a bully. We all get older but the obsessions and compulsions pretty much stay the same. We become wiser, more aware, more compassionate -but the four year old bully repays the same old bullying messages. “Don't think that or you'll harm someone, keep washing because all germs are bad, you'll get sick if you don’t do what I say” It just goes on and on. It's the same messages I was getting 35 years ago but now I look at OCD as a four-year-old bully and that changes my perspective. Just the thought of a bully mentally pushing me around helps me challenge OCD. It does take practice but we have the power to be the adult in the room. JC <3
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2 weeks ago

The four-year-old bully called OCD

Ever notice that OCD does not grow old? I mean think about this. At least for me, who has been around this disorder for 35 years, I recently recognized that OCD stays the same age - about four years old. That is, a four-year-old bully always in a tantrum. Even if you are four years old you don’t have to engage with a bully. We all get older but the obsessions and compulsions pretty much stay the same. We become wiser, more aware, more compassionate -but the four year old bully repays the same old bullying messages. “Dont think that or youll harm someone, keep washing because all germs are bad, youll get sick if you don’t do what I say” It just goes on and on. Its the same messages I was getting 35 years ago but now I look at OCD as a four-year-old bully and that changes my perspective. Just the thought of a bully mentally pushing me around helps me challenge OCD. It does take practice but we have the power to be the adult in the room. JC
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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. .