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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
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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 theres something in there that will help you. Really. Just click on the link below. JC

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 🙂

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4 days ago

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Anxiety Tip:
If a thought doesn't bring you inner peace, don't follow it
Here's a phrase or slogan I heard from my wonderful therapist, Sharon Davies - "If a thought doesn't bring you inner peace, don't follow it." Now in my experience, two things will happen when I hear a slogan like this; I will kind of believe it or kind of dismiss it as some spiritual stuff. If I go with the "dismissing it" thought, I almost immediately throw it out as a tool I could use to help myself. If I kind of - and I mean I don't have to fully believe it or do it perfectly- but, if I consider believing it - then, I set into motion a new healthy belief system with a new tool. So, I choose to believe it and now I catch myself almost every time an OCD thought comes along. I ask myself, am I going to label this as OCD and move on even if it persists? Or, am I going to follow the thought and exacerbate the obsession even more which will lead to anxiety. I choose to not follow OCD thoughts the best I can. This practice does get easier. JC <3
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3 weeks ago

Anxiety Tip:
If a thought doesnt bring you inner peace, dont follow it 
Heres a phrase or slogan I heard from my wonderful therapist, Sharon Davies  - If a thought doesnt bring you inner peace, dont follow it. Now in my experience, two things will happen when I hear a slogan like this; I will kind of believe it or kind of dismiss it as some spiritual stuff.  If I go with the dismissing it thought, I almost immediately throw it out as a tool I could use to help myself. If I kind of - and I mean I dont have to fully believe it or do it perfectly- but, if I consider believing it - then, I set into motion a new healthy belief system with a new tool. So, I choose to believe it and now I catch myself almost every time an OCD thought comes along. I ask myself, am I going to label this as OCD and move on even if it persists? Or, am I going to follow the thought and exacerbate the obsession even more which will lead to anxiety. I choose to not follow OCD thoughts the best I can. This practice does get easier. JC

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Great shot, I love that saying

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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. .