Helpful OCD Links

Helpful OCD Links

We are collaborating with the OCD Treatment Centre in England, and highly recommend their resources, including this OCD self-test.   There is so much information about OCD on the internet. Below we are sharing links to the ones we find the most hopeful and helpful. Enjoy.

Recommended OCD Resources

OCD Foundation ocfoundation.org What is OCD? ocfoundation.org Materials & Fact Sheets: ocfoundation.org/materials.aspx Intensive Treatment Programs: ocfoundation.org/ITP.aspx Anxiety Disorder Association of America adaa.org Anxiety Social Net: anxietysocialnet.com Stanford School of Medicine: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders ocd.stanford.edu OCD Center of Los Angeles (live and telephone cognitive behavioral therapy) ocdla.com/cognitivebehavioraltherapy.html ocdla.com/telephone-online-therapy-ocd-anxiety.html OCD Education Station ocdeducationstation.org Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous obsessivecompulsiveanonymous.org Tourettes Syndrome Association tsa-usa.org Trichotillomania Learning Center trich.org National Alliance for the Mentally Ill nami.org Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA marc.ucla.edu MedicineNet.com offers useful information on OCD as well as anxiety and other disorders.

Additional Educational Sites

Other educational fact-finding sites about OCD are included below. Education is empowerment, and empowerment brings wellness. Here is a link to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Also check out: AnxietyPanic.com For more information about OCD, visit the IOCD Foundation website. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Linked To Brain Activity Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D. site: http://www.jeffreymschwartz.com/ The Westwood Institute for Anxiety Disorders offers some excellent articles: Four Steps by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz The Use of Mindfulness in the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) by Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz Peace of Mind Foundation: http://www.peaceofmind.com/ Autoimmune Neurological Disorders: the connection between childhood strep throat and OCD Q&A with Dr Michael Jenike at Heathyplace.com: What To Do About the Obsessions Part of OCD OCD Recovery Centers of America ocdrecoverycenters.com

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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. .