The following wisdom and more brought me to a place of balance and healing from OCD. I now know at a deep level that the only way over fear is through it -one step at a time -never giving up hope. This foundation is all about compassion, support, education and lots of...
by James Callner, MA, AFOCD President. James Callner is an award winning writer, filmmaker and speaker on mental illness. Excerpt from James Callner’s up coming book on OCD: “It’s a Matter of Trust – Spiritual Prescriptions for OCD”. (Note: Use of the word...
This article is an excerpt from James Callner’s up coming book on OCD, “It’s a Matter of Trust ~Life Lessons from OCD ~ A Memoir”. Mr. Callner is President of The Awareness Foundation for OCD afocd.org Life Lesson: Letting go of Control In the last...
by James Callner, MA, AFOCD President. James Callner is an award winning writer, filmmaker and speaker on mental illness. Note: Use of the word “spiritual” is not meant as a reference to any organized religion; instead, “spiritual” is meant to...
So the various holidays are coming and that means, if your OCD symptoms are cranking up don't be alarmed. Really. This happens almost yearly with me. Although it's getting better the more I bend with the changes of weather, daylight savings time and especially holidays and family. All of those are stressors and can rev up OCD. So, here's what I do:
1. Take everything as it comes.
2. live in each moment, mindfulness.
3. Lean hard on our support groups and friends that "get it".
4. Brush off all the judgement, criticism, rolling eyes, nasty looks from those that don't "get it",
5. Stay as structured as you can with the changes (eat right, exercise, breathe and know anxiety will always pass even if you do nothing)
6. Keep this slogan in mind; "The lower the expectations the higher the serenity",
7. Help someone else struggling with OCD to benefit them and you too.
And one more...
8. Know I'm here to help you too. JC <3
Trees bend with the changes in season and weather...we can too. ... See MoreSee Less
This is OCD Awareness Week, and I am offering a free PDF copy of my entire book to anyone who wants to get better. About 30% of the book is my story. However, 70% of the book is how I got better with the help of many experts. I believe there's something in there that will help you. Really. Just click on the link below. JC <3 www.afocd.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Its-a-matter-of-Trust.pdf... See MoreSee Less
Checking is one of the most come compulsions with OCD suffers. I know I've had my share of going back to check stoves, switches, anything on the ground, etc,etc, etc. It's so frustrating because we know we don't have to check but our brains click into doubt mode. And that doubt is so strong it can put us in a compulsive loop. There is a three step method to break the loop. It all takes practice but it does work. It has for me and I continue to practice it daily. Here's my OCD Coaching Video on "How to Turn off A Stove" #ocdcoachingvideos JC <3 Just click on my weird face expression to watch :)
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. .