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

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If You Could Prevent Yourself From Developing OCD, Would You?

Now this question is a tricky one and will most probably elicit a differing answer from every person you ask. For me, I’d say no and the reasoning behind this is not as straightforward as the answer. OCD is a torturous disorder. It infects the mind and has you left feeling like a puppet trapped in a… Continue reading If You Could Prevent Yourself From Developing OCD, Would You?

Campaigns · IOCDF Conference 2016 · OCD · Personal · School & OCD

IOCDF Conference – Chicago July 2016 | I’m Presenting!

Each year, the International OCD Foundation hosts their OCD conference in one of the major cities within the US. “The Conference features more than 100 presentations, workshops, and seminars as well as nearly two-dozen support groups and various evening events. Our presenters include some of the most experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and researchers in the field,… Continue reading IOCDF Conference – Chicago July 2016 | I’m Presenting!

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A New Chapter

So…where to begin. This blog has been a part of me for the best part of 2 and a half years and within that time, so many things have happened. I’ve had some absolutely incredible experiences and opportunities, but on the flip side, I’ve had some quite awful one’s too that I wish I could… Continue reading A New Chapter

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Live Life Imperfectly – Perfectionism & OCD

This phrase was brought to my attention today during a conversation with the awesome Jessica and it really resonated with me, especially given a few things that have been going on in my life recently. Perfectionism can be one of the core influences with regards to OCD, driving compulsions and certain beliefs about ourselves.  I’ve… Continue reading Live Life Imperfectly – Perfectionism & OCD