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Helping one person makes an infinite difference. I learned that years ago when I started sharing my own recovery. To this day, I know that offering help to those who deal with OCD every day, not only gives them hope – but me too. I am one of you. I’ll continue to offer free OCD Coaching Videos on our web site, YouTube, and Facebook – for the health of it.

Never give up hope,
James Callner

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“James please never stop making these you have no idea how much you have helped me. Keep up the good work.!!!”

“Your videos are very helpful to me also. Thank you.”

“Fantastic video Jim will help many many people. Great work.”

“Thanks James – the video is fantastic, lots of positivity, encouragement and hope, well done.“

“Thank you for sharing your video. May I share it with my therapist? I know that she has several patients that have difficulty with shower time.“

“You motivated me and reminded me that there IS hope!“

“I watched the video on the Shower. That was magnificent. You should do more video’s on other topics, like how to drive if someone is afraid, or other topics. I have NEVER seen videos like these and these tools can help people experience positive change by WATCHING HOW TO RECOVER.“

“Love that you posted this because I have looked online for help on this and in a few books, and this is a great video.“

“Thanks for posting, this video is a welcome help!“

“Thank you so much for this Jim. This really means a lot. I hope that when I have the courage someday, I will also be part of ‘The Faces of OCD.'”

“Inspiration comes in many forms. Great form Jim.“

“Thanks James for this video. I am glad I am not alone.”

“A Calming, Remedy video.. Thanks for your sharings and best wishes for your helping journey!”

“Thank you for the valuable tools Jim! I wrote down everything you said that I feel would help me. I appreciate the help.”

“I love your words of wisdom and experience, Jim. Thank you for this.”

“When I came across your video about taking a shower with OCD on twitter, I then watched many of your other videos and something just clicked. It was a surreal moment because here, on my iPad screen in the early hours of the morning, I was seeing someone who was just like me. I think you are a real inspiration and the fact that you offered to make a video about exposures just for me, well, all I can say is that I am honored.”

“…this inspired me to create a challenge for OCD awareness week, thank you so much for sharing this video.”

“I just wanted to say that I am now starting to see the effects of positive mental attitude and good therapy with hard work and ERP.”

” I discovered your website tonight and I’ve just finished viewing several of your videos. I’m a 66 yr. old retired teacher who was diagnosed with OCD by a psychiatrist last year. I see now that I’ve had OCD for decades. But it has gotten worse these past few years.”

“Thank you so much for the information on your website. I’ve found it so very helpful tonight and will return to it.”

“I would like you to know that you have been such a massive source of inspiration and hope to me, and I can only dream of being that for other people. You are such a kind human being and I would like to thank you sincerely.I am going out and about, eating in restaurants and spending time with friends again which has drastically improved my life.”

“It’s really nice watching a video about people who understand how I feel.”

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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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Ali Greymond has posted videos on OCD recovery. I found it really helpful.

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. .