"It's A Matter of Trust"
by James Callner

New Book by James Callner

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“… an encyclopedia for treating OCD … and will help depression and anxiety disorders.”
~ Phil Kavanaugh, MD, Psychiatrist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

“… heartfelt, sincere, genuine. If you or someone you know is struggling with OCD, this book is a must-have! Sending a clear message that OCD is treatable.”
~ Dr. Robin Zasio, PsyD, LCSW,
Clinical Advisory Board – The International OCD Foundation

“Compelling, courageous, insightful, and informative.”
~ Donald Dufford, PhD, Director, Anxiety Treatment Services

“… sure to provide OCD sufferers with a deep sense of comfort… applicable tools that could help many break free from the grips of OCD.”
~ Craig Shirley, Senior Therapist and Co-Founder of The OCD Treatment Centre

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From author James Callner:  

“This is more than a memoir of my life living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It is more than my challenges and struggles with OCD. It is a book of hope, strategies, processes, tools, and solutions that I learned over several decades–all of which gave me my life back. I use them to this day and share them with you now. Living with OCD does not mean you cannot have a productive happy life. You can! For all of the courageous souls who take on OCD every day as I do: This book is for you.”

 

“I feel that every week should be OCD Awareness Week, and to honor those who are challenged every day with OCD, I offer you my book for free in .pdf form. Just click the link below. My book is loaded with solutions and tips that will help you get better. Take it one day at a time.” – James Callner

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Book Description:

If you are looking for empathy, compassion, kindness, hope, and practical tools for living with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), this book will help inspire you on your journey to recovery.

In 1982, author James Callner suffered a devastating mental breakdown and the onset of severe OCD. He was hospitalized for six weeks. He felt broken, lost, and terrified about what was happening to his life. He felt trapped with no way out. But there was a way out …

This hopeful and inspirational memoir is warm and casual and shares his recovery process. His care was multifaceted, including hospitalization, cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure response prevention therapy, and an array of innovative approaches.

With compassion, empathy, humor, and wisdom, James chronicles his more than three decades of getting the right help while living with OCD. He found that OCD robbed him of trust and infused him with fears and phobias about people, places, and things and debilitating anxiety. He simply didn’t trust life. He regained that trust by using helpful tools to reclaim his power—to trust himself again. In this book, he shares those tools to help with your recovery.

Click here for an excerpt from “It’s a Matter of Trust.”

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Breathe in 4, hold for 2 sec, breathe out 8. Go slower and slower and slower. You do not have to be perfect at this but it's the fastest natural way to calm down anxiety surges JC <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Breathe in 4, hold for 2 sec, breathe out 8. Go slower and slower and slower. You do not have to be perfect at this but its the fastest natural way to calm down anxiety surges JC

 

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OCD Threat vs. Real Threat

Here's what I have learned about the workings of OCD over many years. I'm going to simplify it because I can't stand complexity. OCD perceives a threat of some kind, it goes directly to your amygdala and fires off a fight or flight response. We flight, manifesting in anxiety, The perceived threat keeps looping in our thoughts which can lead to compulsions to soothe that flight response. But, is it a real threat? E.g. I was on the off ramp of the freeway and an ambulance went flying by my car. The OCD threat briefly hit me with a thought and a little anxiety. Could I get sick from any germs magically flying in the air from that ambulance?. Answer; no. Why? If that were true, hundreds if not thousand of cars that the ambulance drove by would be all "contaminated" too. So, that's an OCD threat that creates a lie in our minds. A real threat; One day, I had to stop suddenly on the freeway to avoid the hitting the car that stopped to fast. Same process but I couldn't label that as an OCD threat. It was real and the fight or flight went off and I slammed on my breaks. In that case I went into fight mode because I didn't want to hit the car. So what's the lesson or practice? Identify OCD threats as lies. Then, breathe. The percentages of an OCD treat being real are so off the chart we can safely say -OCD always lies. JC <3
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OCD Threat vs. Real Threat

Heres what I have learned about the workings of OCD over many years. Im going to simplify it because I cant stand complexity. OCD perceives a threat of some kind, it goes directly to your amygdala and fires off a fight or flight response. We flight, manifesting in anxiety, The perceived threat keeps looping in our thoughts which can lead to compulsions to soothe that flight response. But, is it a real threat? E.g. I was on the off ramp of the freeway and an ambulance went flying by my car. The OCD threat briefly hit me with a thought and a little anxiety. Could I get sick from any germs magically flying in the air from that ambulance?. Answer; no. Why? If that were true, hundreds if not thousand of cars that the ambulance drove by would be all contaminated too.  So, thats an OCD threat that creates a lie in our minds. A real threat; One day, I had to stop suddenly on the freeway to avoid the hitting the car that stopped to fast. Same process but I couldnt label that as an OCD threat. It was real and the fight or flight went off and I slammed on my breaks.  In that case I went into fight mode because I didnt want to hit the car. So whats the lesson or practice? Identify OCD threats as lies. Then, breathe. The percentages of an OCD treat being real are so off the chart we can safely say -OCD always lies. 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. .