James Callner explains a simple but effective tool to interrupt obsessions.
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8 hours ago
OK, this is going to sound really weird - but take a moment and think about this and maybe try it in 2021. When I was in high school about 10,000 years ago, I had a very nice girlfriend who was a cheerleader and like me, she was also in many of the musicals and plays at the school. I never was one for football, but when your girlfriend is one of the cheerleaders at the game, you go. I remember she had a specific routine down pat. I mean, she did every jump and move exactly as she had practiced. Now, cut to adulthood and how I've been dealing with OCD for about 38 years. Among other things with me, OCD exhibits itself in the shower with over washing and constant obsessive thoughts. I was taking over an hour to shower and I know many of you take much longer. But, I got some ERP coaching help and learned a completely new and different way to take a shower. A new routine and it threw OCD completely off center. I even made a coaching video on it - can you believe that!? "The Top Down Jim Shower" I'm now getting done in around 20 minutes and if I really do the routine as it was taught to me, I can get done in minutes. OCD is dysfunctional (or functioning in fear) behavior and thoughts. And, when you learn or relearn a functional way of behaving and thinking, you have to practice the routine kinda restlessly or just as relentless as OCD tries to interrupt it. So whenever I feel or think an OCD thought is coming on in the shower or any time I say to myself - get back to the routine. At 67 years old I'm not a cheerleader - but I certainly can do the routines. You can too. JC <3
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3 weeks ago
Bottom line: OCD can invade your morals or what you care about. Do not take those thoughts seriously, OCD always lies. And, anchor yourself with the fact that thoughts are not actions. JC <3 ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
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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. .