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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

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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

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“Adapt and Overcome”

This is a quote that I really like to use when things get a little tough. My dad was the first person who I’d heard that had brought up this phrase and I really liked it. It actually wasn’t directed at me when I heard it, but I really loved the context he used it in. Continue reading ““Adapt and Overcome””

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ABC’s of OCD

This is completely spontaneous, but I hope you like! Thought I’d add in a quote for each letter for some motivation. : ) A – Anxiety “Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”

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What The Hell OCD?!

I’m sure we’ve all had this statement in our heads at some point, I definitely have. Those times when OCD suddenly comes up with a new fear or compulsion and you’re just like ‘What!? Why?! No!? For example I can’t allow myself to eat cereal. Like SERIOUSLY cereal, why!? ‘What the hell OCD!? Why does… Continue reading What The Hell OCD?!

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“Think like a proton, always positive”

So a few nights ago I posted this photo on Twitter. Charlie (@DraconiX_CB) and I managed to come up with a metaphor/analogy about this quote relating to OCD! I’m a huge fan of analogies and metaphors, so I was really pleased that we had come up with a new one. I strongly believe that if… Continue reading “Think like a proton, always positive”