Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts

How to Gain Control of Your OCD

Author: Christine Purdon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 661

Fourth in this successful series, this book provides individuals who suffer from repetitive, unwanted thoughts, images or impulses with information and skills they can use to reduce their distress over and preoccupation with these thoughts.

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

A Cbt-based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, Or Disturbing Thoughts

Author: Sally M. Winston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 184

View: 655

People who experience unwanted, intrusive, or frightening thoughts often suffer shamefully and struggle silently for fear of what the thoughts might mean about them.In this powerful book, two anxiety disorder experts offer powerful and proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help readers get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome intense shame, and reduce anxiety."

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, or Disturbing Thoughts

Author: Sally M. Winston

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 100

You are not your thoughts! In this powerful book, two anxiety experts offer proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome the shame these thoughts can bring, and reduce your anxiety. If you suffer from unwanted, intrusive, frightening, or even disturbing thoughts, you might worry about what these thoughts mean about you. Thoughts can seem like messages—are they trying to tell you something? But the truth is that they are just thoughts, and don’t necessarily mean anything. Sane and good people have them. If you are someone who is plagued by thoughts you don’t want—thoughts that scare you, or thoughts you can’t tell anyone about—this book may change your life. In this compassionate guide, you’ll discover the different kinds of disturbing thoughts, myths that surround your thoughts, and how your brain has a tendency to get “stuck” in a cycle of unwanted rumination. You’ll also learn why common techniques to get rid of these thoughts can backfire. And finally, you’ll learn powerful cognitive behavioral skills to help you cope with and move beyond your thoughts, so you can focus on living the life you want. Your thoughts will still occur, but you will be better able to cope with them—without dread, guilt, or shame. If you have unwanted thoughts, you should remember that you aren’t alone. In fact, there are millions of people just like you—good people who have awful thoughts, gentle people with violent thoughts, and sane people with “crazy” thoughts. This book will show you how to move past your thoughts so you can reclaim your life! This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

How to Deal with OCD

A 5-step, CBT-based plan for overcoming obsessive-compulsive disorder

Author: Elizabeth Forrester

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 307

OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder, is a common and difficult condition characterised by intrusive thoughts which produce worry and the compulsive desire to carry out repetitive behaviours aimed at reducing anxiety. OCD symptoms can range from mild to severe, and can really impact upon our mental health and ability to enjoy life. Recovery from OCD is possible, however. By picking this book up you've taken the first stride. Now, using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for combating obsessive thoughts - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert author with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your OCD, take practical steps to progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse. ABOUT THE SERIES Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: David Veale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 962

A Books on Prescription Title. Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

The Complete Guide to Overcoming OCD

(ebook bundle)

Author: David Veale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 153

The bestselling self-help guide Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has been combined with Taking Control of OCD: Inspirational stories of hope and recovery to offer the reader an effective and appealing self-help package. These two titles not only set out practical techniques to overcome obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but offer inspiration to the reader to confront the challenges they may face on the road to recovery. Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy recommended by the NHS. It provides: -Useful information about the disorder -A step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT Taking Control of OCD contains real-life stories written by those with first-hand experience of OCD. Each story has been especially selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson and together they reflect the broad range of different experiences and stories of OCD. Each story sheds light on the condition, and offers powerful insights into what helps and, most importantly, inspiration to those trying to beat it.

Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts

A CBT-Based Guide to Getting Over Frightening, Obsessive, Or Disturbing Thoughts

Author: Sally Winston

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 280

View: 581

People who experience unwanted, intrusive, or frightening thoughts often suffer shamefully and struggle silently for fear of what the thoughts might mean about them. In this powerful book, two anxiety disorder experts offer powerful and proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help readers get unstuck from disturbing thoughts, overcome intense shame, and reduce anxiety.

Break Free from OCD

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with CBT

Author: Fiona Challacombe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 851

Are you plagued by obsessive thoughts, rituals or routines? Would you like to regain control over your behaviour and cast your fears aside? Whether you are compelled to wash your hands more and more thoroughly or feel the need to keep checking that you've turned off appliances, obsessive worries can be a drain on daily life. However, you don't need to suffer any more. This practical guide, written by three leading cognitive behavioural therapy experts, enables you to make sense of your symptoms, and gives a simple plan to help you conquer OCD. Includes: detailed information on the many different manifestations of OCD; the differences between normal and obsessive worries; clear information on treating your individual problem; real-life case studies and examples; and advice and support for friends and family of OCD sufferers. Whether your condition is mild or severe, this definitive resource will help you reclaim your life and keep OCD away for good.

Overcoming Harm Ocd

Mindfulness & Cbt Tools for Overcoming Unwanted Violent Thoughts and Compulsions

Author: Jon Hershfield

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 141

People with harm OCD--a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)--suffer from violent, unwanted thoughts and a crippling fear of harming others. They may also resist seeking treatment for fear of being judged. In Overcoming Harm OCD, psychotherapist and OCD expert Jon Hershfield offers powerful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness tools to help readers break the endless cycle of pain and self-doubt caused by their disorder, and overcome their most debilitating symptoms.

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Author: Jon Hershfield

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 815

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts. And while OCD can have a devastating impact on your life, getting real help can be a challenge. Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts. This fully revised and updated second edition also includes new meditations, information, and chapters on emotional and mental contamination, existential obsessions, false memories, and more. If you’re ready to take back your life back from OCD—and start living with more joy in the moment—this workbook has everything you need to get started right away.

Overcoming Harm OCD

Mindfulness and CBT Tools for Coping with Unwanted Violent Thoughts

Author: Jon Hershfield

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 779

Don’t let your thoughts and fears define you. In Overcoming Harm OCD, psychotherapist Jon Hershfield offers powerful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness tools to help you break free from the pain and self-doubt caused by harm OCD. Do you suffer from violent, unwanted thoughts and a crippling fear of harming others? Are you afraid to seek treatment for fear of being judged? If so, you may have harm OCD—an anxiety disorder associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). First and foremost, you need to know that these thoughts do not define you as a human being. But they can cause a lot of real emotional pain. So, how can you overcome harm OCD and start living a better life? Written by an expert in treating harm OCD, this much-needed book offers a direct and comprehensive explanation of what harm OCD is and how to manage it. You’ll learn why you have unwanted thoughts, how to identify mental compulsions, and find an overview of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based treatment approaches that can help you reclaim your life. You’ll also find tips for disclosing violent obsessions, finding adequate professional help, and working with loved ones to address harm OCD systemically. And finally, you’ll learn that your thoughts are just thoughts, and that they don’t make you a bad person. If you have harm OCD, it’s time to move past the stigma and start focusing on solutions. This evidence-based guide will help light the way.

The OCD Workbook for Teens

Mindfulness and CBT Skills to Help You Overcome Unwanted Thoughts and Compulsions

Author: Jon Hershfield

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 915

Don’t let OCD symptoms stand in the way of living your life! If you’re a teen with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may have intense, unwanted thoughts and behaviors that interfere with school, your social life, and just having fun. The good news is there are ways you can minimize these thoughts and behaviors, so you can get back to being a teen. This workbook will show you how! In The OCD Workbook for Teens, therapist and OCD expert Jon Hershfield offers proven-effective mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills to help you deal with your worst OCD symptoms. You’ll learn how to stay present in the moment, manage obsessive thoughts, make peace with uncertainty, and live your life joyfully—without being slowed down by compulsions. This isn’t just a workbook to help you survive OCD. It’s a workbook to help you thrive—in all aspects of life.

Taking Control of OCD

Inspirational Stories of Hope and Recovery

Author: David Veale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 338

OCD affects between 1 and 2 per cent of the UK population, causing terrible distress to hundreds of thousands. A serious mental illness, it affects people in different ways from well-known rituals such as obsessive hand-washing and checking, to lesser known symptoms such as disturbing intrusive thoughts and hoarding. Those affected typically suffer for a number of years before seeking help and receiving professional treatment. Selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson, authors of self-help guide Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the first person accounts contained in this collection reflect a broad range of experiences of those with OCD. Brave and uplifting, these real life stories provide not only reassurance, but also an inspiration to others to seek help and overcome their illness. Includes two chapters written by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson explaining the causes of OCD and how to overcome it.

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: David Veale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 592

View: 721

Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life 'Clear, practical, focused and useful... extremely helpful both for those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder and those who care for them' Paul Salkovkis, University of Bath Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away, or feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Using methods based on real clinical practice and proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, this revised and updated edition teaches you: · How to face fears and avoided situations · How to control disturbing thoughts, images and urges · Strategies to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome. www.reading-well.org.uk Series editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies

Author: Charles H. Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 367

Arguably one of the most complex emotional disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is surprisingly common. Furthermore, most people at some time in their lives exhibit a smattering of OCD-like symptoms. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies sorts out the otherwise curious and confusing world of obsessive compulsive disorder. Engaging and comprehensive, it explains the causes of OCD and describes the rainbow of OCD symptoms. The book shows readers whether OCD symptoms represent normal and trivial concerns (for example, a neat freak) or something that should be checked out by a mental health professional (for example, needing to wash hands so often that they become raw and red). In easy to understand steps, the authors lay out the latest treatments that have been proven to work for this disorder, and provide practical and real tools for living well long-term. Whether you or someone you care about has this disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder For Dummies gives you an empathic understanding of this fascinating yet treatable mental disorder.

Jesus and Ocd

A Christian Workbook for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Author: Charles Thompson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 290

Have obsessions and compulsions paralyzed your life? Does it seem like your battle with obsessive compulsive disorder is leading you in circles with no way out? You can learn from the Israelites in the Old Testament who were fearful to enter the promised land and two men who were different. Joshua and Caleb stood out in the crowd due to the faith they exhibited. Both inherited what God had promised. By having faith, you can walk in their footsteps and inherit your promised land—one in which OCD does not rule your life. Charles Thompson, who suffers from OCD himself, provides tools to boost your faith through prayer, Bible study, spiritual warfare, and devotionals while incorporating established medical methods. The workbook will help you confront OCD by looking at it through God’s eyes. You’ll find that anxiety and pressure can be relieved—and that God has a loving plan for you.

Mindfulness: Top 10 Tips Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions & Compulsive Using Mindfulness Behavioral Skills (Overcoming, Obsessive, Compulsive, Disorder, Guide )

Author: Charlie Mason

Publisher: Tilcan Group Limited

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 31

View: 331

OCD is a mental disorder that causes people to have compulsions to do things repeatedly, such as washing their hands or checking to make sure that the door is locked. While some who have never experienced OCD may think of is as annoying or simply paranoia, it is actually harmful and, in extreme cases, can lead to suicide. At the core of many cases of OCD is intense anxiety. This anxiety may be connected to a past traumatic event, ongoing stress, or even a genetic predisposition. The anxiety tends to be persistent and ongoing, with the person suffering rarely getting a break. One of the best treatments for anxiety disorders, including OCD, is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of constantly being aware of your own inner world and your environment in such a way that you are able to accept what is going on without being judgmental. Practicing mindfulness can actually alleviate some of the symptoms of OCD, helping people suffering from it get their lives back. This book will give you 10 different ways that you can practice mindfulness, with particular information as to how each of these different ways can benefit people with OCD. This book is very easy to follow. It will guide you through practices such as deep breathing, meditation, journaling, being conscious of your surroundings, and slowing down a lifestyle that may actually be fueling anxiety. It includes self-reflective questions that will help you become more aware of your own anxiety, how it contributes to your OCD, and what practical steps you can take. Best of luck to you as you seek to become more mindful and start to overcome your OCD. ---------- Tags: Free From Ocd Obsessive Compulsive Disorder With Overcoming Mindfulness Guide workbook Stress Meditation Peace Happiness Anxiety mindfulness mindfulness for beginners mindfulness journal mindfulness in plain english mindfulness books ocd ocd books ocd workbook for teens ocd workbook for adults ocd books for adults ocd books for teens ocd books christian ocd books for parents mindfulness meditation mindfulness exercises mindfulness based stress reduction mindfulness book ocd treatment mindfulness

Overcoming OCD And Anxiety

How Can You Deal With It: Anxiety And Depression

Author: Jerald Means

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 62

View: 271

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which a person has certain thoughts repeatedly (called "obsessions") or feels the need to perform certain routines repeatedly (called "compulsions") to an extent that generates distress or impairs general functioning. The person is unable to control either the thoughts or activities for more than a short period. Today, OCD affects 1 in 50 Americans. The obsessive thoughts and compulsions relating to this disorder impact approximately four million people in the USA alone. It can afflict anyone regardless of age, gender, or socioeconomic status. Even Hollywood stars have admitted to suffering from this disorder. While serious, and even grave if ignored, it is treatable. Written with first-hand knowledge, this book explains what OCD is, the symptoms that manifest within each of the different types, and the various treatments available. All while debunking the various myths surrounding the disorder.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Author: Gail Steketee

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 91

View: 857

The client manual to a 14-session treatment. Techniques include imagined exposure, in vivo exposure, response prevention, and avoidance reduction.