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  • OCD and cognitive themes

    OCD and cognitive themes

    When we think of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), we often only think of it as a disorder. However, it can be seen as more than just a disorder with negative connotations – it can be seen as a combination of themes and thought processes. OCD is a mental health condition that is characterized by intrusive…

  • 3 CBT tips to deal with self criticism and depression

    3 CBT tips to deal with self criticism and depression

    Self-criticism has been found to be related to depression in a number of studies. One study found that people who were high in self-criticism were more likely to be depressed, even after controlling for other variables. Another study found that self-criticism was a significant predictor of depression, even when other variables were taken into account.…

  • Postpartum OCD: 3 common themes

    Postpartum OCD: 3 common themes

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). Postpartum OCD is a type of anxiety disorder that can develop after the birth of a baby. It is marked by obsessive and intrusive thoughts about…

  • 5 tips for mental preparation to the holiday season

    5 tips for mental preparation to the holiday season

    The holidays can be a tough time for people for a number of reasons. Studies have shown that the holidays can take a toll on people’s mental health, especially if they are struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. First, there is the pressure to spend time with family and friends, which can…

  • 3 CBT tips to help boost confidence

    3 CBT tips to help boost confidence

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps people change their negative thinking and behavior patterns. CBT has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. I was always a shy person and I never felt confident enough to speak up…

  • 3 tips for using mindfulness to help OCD

    3 tips for using mindfulness to help OCD

    When I was first diagnosed with OCD, I was really scared. I had no idea what was happening to me or how to deal with it. But my therapist suggested I try mindfulness, and it has completely changed my life. Mindfulness has helped me to be in the moment and to not worry about things…

  • 10 most common obsessions of OCD

    10 most common obsessions of OCD

    There are many different types of OCD, and each person with OCD may have different obsessions, or things that trigger their OCD. However, there are some common obsessions that many people with OCD experience. I obsessively worry about making mistakes. I also obsessively worry about being embarrassed or humiliated. These obsessions cause me a great…

  • 5 tips to reduce OCD checking

    5 tips to reduce OCD checking

    It can be difficult for people with OCD to resist the urge to check for things. They may feel like they need to check things over and over again to make sure they are safe or to prevent something bad from happening. This can interfere with daily activities and make it hard for people to…

  • 3 tips for OCD and dating

    3 tips for OCD and dating

    It’s not easy living with intrusive thoughts and OCD. Trying to date people and run a normal life can be even harder. Intrusive thoughts are unwanted, intrusive thoughts that can cause a great deal of anxiety. OCD is a mental health condition that can cause people to have obsessive thoughts and compulsions. Dating can be…

  • Treating your body as an object: What it means and 4 tips on how to fix it

    Treating your body as an object: What it means and 4 tips on how to fix it

    We all have bodies, and we all have to take care of them – but sometimes it can be easy to forget that our bodies are actually living, breathing things that deserve our attention and care. It can be easy to treat our bodies like they are objects, and when we do this, we can…

  • OCD, PTSD, and how to cope with both

    OCD, PTSD, and how to cope with both

    After my car accident, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I was having intrusive thoughts about accidents and feeling like I was in danger all the time. I was also hypervigilant and always on the lookout for potential threats. My friends and family were trying to be supportive, but I felt like I was struggling to…

  • 3 Tips for improving your confidence if you have OCD

    3 Tips for improving your confidence if you have OCD

    People with OCD often have issues with confidence because they are constantly doubting themselves and their abilities. This can be extremely frustrating and debilitating, as it can prevent them from enjoying activities or participating in activities that they used to enjoy. I have ocd and it really affects my confidence. I tend to second guess…