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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So what if, instead of focusing so much on making any OCD thought go away completely, we switched that to, accepting the thought as untrue? Or, at least untrue enough to work on not believing it. Just something I'm practicing. We all ride the waves as gracefully as we can. JC <3 ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

So what if, instead of focusing so much on making any OCD thought go away completely, we switched that to, accepting the thought as untrue? Or, at least untrue enough to work on not believing it. Just something Im practicing. We all ride the waves as gracefully as we can. JC

There is something my wife and I are trying that you might be interested in trying yourself with your family and friends. But first know this, what do you think about and what you talk about expands whether you like it or not. You can throw a monkey wrench into that expansion by refocusing, diversion, mindfulness and ERP work, which the majority of us do anyway. But, there’s another way to stop the expansion of OCD negativity. We have decided from time to time to proclaim a “no ocd day“.
Now that doesn’t mean I’m not going to get symptoms and work through those symptoms, but what it does mean is I’m not going to talk about it for the day. I’m going to give my mind a rest and my friends and family a rest from hearing me bitching about how awful it is. If what we think about expands, and it does, not talking about ocd for one day from time to time, is a relief for me and definitely for my wife, family, friends and even people that know me at the grocery store. I’m not kidding. We don’t have to be defined by ocd, we are not ocd. I’m actually going to work at doing this more often. It’s all part of taking my power back. Ya’ know? JC 💙P.S. "No OCD Day(s) might be great for the holidays coming up.
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3 weeks ago

There is something my wife and I are trying that you might be interested in trying yourself with your family and friends. But first know this, what do you think about and what you talk about expands whether you like it or not. You can throw a monkey wrench into that expansion by refocusing, diversion, mindfulness and ERP work, which the majority of us do anyway. But, there’s another way to stop the expansion of OCD negativity. We have decided from time to time to proclaim a “no ocd day“.
Now that doesn’t mean I’m not going to get symptoms and work through those symptoms, but what it does mean is I’m not going to talk about it for the day. I’m going to give my mind a rest and my friends and family a rest from hearing me bitching about how awful it is. If what we think about expands, and it does, not talking about ocd for one day from time to time, is a relief for me and definitely for my wife, family, friends and even people that know me at the grocery store. I’m not kidding. We don’t have to be defined by ocd, we are not ocd. I’m actually going to work at doing this more often. It’s all part of taking my power back. Ya’ know? JC 💙P.S. No OCD Day(s) might be great for the holidays coming up.

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Great words and pic as always, thanks Jim

I was thinking the same today OCD,will not have its way,it’s only a though,not a big O

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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. .