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DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance is a concept that I use quite regularly in order to help me cope day to day and to challenge negative thoughts and feelings. It is a concept that you will most probably hear associated with DBT (dialectical behavioural therapy), as it falls under the module of distress tolerance within its framework. I myself… Continue reading DBT Tips: Radical Acceptance

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

The Coffee Contradiction

A cup of confidence, of energy, a gulp of pure desperation. Waiting for that synthetic hit, to give me motivation. A simple substance, yet, with so much power. Will it finally make me shower? I drink too fast, it scorches my throat. My body screams ‘NO’, but it doesn’t get a vote. I get on with my… Continue reading The Coffee Contradiction

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Therapy Advice/Experiences

The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

The little green man with the red boots. That voice inside your head that cunningly infects the way you think, insisting you miss that snack, skip that class and do that compulsion just one more time. Just. One. More. Time. JUST. ONE. MORE. TIME… For a long time, I struggled to separate OCD, anorexia etc. from myself. This was particularly evident… Continue reading The Little Green Man with the Red Boots

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Tackling the OCD Logic

A few days ago, I was met with a situation that immediately spiked my OCD and irrational thoughts. However, I ended up being one step ahead of my OCD and defeated its logic, which was something I was very surprised at. In a nutshell, I couldn’t attend a therapy appointment because my psychologist was unwell.… Continue reading Tackling the OCD Logic

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Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness

You deserve happiness. This may seem a little outright coming from a stranger, but it’s true. However I won’t define happiness for you, that’s what is so special about it. Nobody’s happiness is identical. Maybe you’re happy because you got full marks on a test, or maybe you’re happy because you didn’t let an intrusive… Continue reading Dear Stranger – You Deserve Happiness

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How to Stay Consistent With OCD Exposures

As many of you know, OCD can be a very manipulative, shape-shifting disorder and so keeping on top of exposures can become quite a tedious and tricky matter. Over the years I’ve found that if I’m not consistent with exposures and challenging the irrational beliefs, my OCD can quickly resurface and start to dominate my… Continue reading How to Stay Consistent With OCD Exposures