Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

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

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

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

Campaigns · Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal · School & OCD

The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box

A fear of failure is something that many of us struggle with. Especially with the increasing pressure that seems to be coming from schools and universities to get straight A’s or to finish with a first. With all this pressure, it can leave us extremely torn down and feeling as though there’s an expectation for education… Continue reading The Fear of Failure | Life in a Cardboard Box

Coping Day to Day · OCD · Personal

A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update

If I was posed the question – ‘Ellen, how would you describe yourself?‘ I would say a ticking time bomb. Emotional regulation is something I really struggle with. The roller coaster of different emotions I go through each day is exhausting and it can be really hard to predict how each day is going to… Continue reading A Ticking Time Bomb | Personal Update

Coping Day to Day · DBT Diaries · Personal · Therapy Advice/Experiences

The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

A few months ago, I was introduced to the prospect of a new treatment plan by my therapist. That being DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and is an intensive treatment programme that consists of weekly individual therapy and group skills coaching, plus phone coaching when needed. One phrase you might hear quite often… Continue reading The DBT Diaries: Pt 1 Introduction

OCD · Personal · Therapy Advice/Experiences

OCD Extracts | Inside the Mind of OCD

Throughout the first phase of treatment I was asked to keep a journal documenting the thoughts and challenges I encountered regarding my OCD so that we could challenge them in session and debunk the OCD logic. I thought I would share some of these extracts from that journal on here in hopes that it may… Continue reading OCD Extracts | Inside the Mind of OCD