Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty, Updated Edition


Author: Jonathan Grayson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153855

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 7680

Nearly six million Americans suffer from the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can manifest itself in many ways: paralyzing fear of contamination; unmanageable “checking” rituals; excessive concern with order, symmetry, and counting; and others. Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides Dr. Jonathan Grayson’s revolutionary and compassionate program for finally breaking the cycle of overwhelming fear and endless rituals, including: Self-assessment tests that guide readers in identifying their specific type of OCD and help track their progress in treatment Case studies from Dr. Grayson’s revolutionary and profoundly successful treatment program Blueprints for programs tailored to particular manifestations of OCD Previously unexplored manifestations of OCD such as obsessive staring, Relationship OCD (R-OCD), obsessive intolerance of environmental sounds and chewing sounds Therapy scripts to help individuals develop their own therapeutic voice, to motivate themselves to succeed New therapies used in conjunction with exposure techniques “Trigger sheets” for identifying and planning for obstacles that arise in treatment Information on building a support group And much more Demystifying the process of OCD assessment and treatment, this indispensable book helps sufferers make sense of their own compulsions through frank, unflinching self-evaluation, and provides not only the knowledge of how to change—but the courage to do it.

Freedom from Obsession and Compulsion


Author: Joey Lott

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518666582


Page: 60

View: 2537

Struggling with obsessive-compulsive behavior? Joey Lott shares his wisdom from more than twenty years of direct, personal experience with obsessive compulsive behavior. He gives a frank and honest account of how his own personal obsession took hold, detailing the way in which one single childhood incident set off a chain-reaction of behavioral abnormalities that led him down a spiral of destruction. Lott explains how he reached rock bottom, and from there takes his readers on a return journey back through the panic and the terror that obsessive-compulsive behavior feeds upon, showing them how he found a path through the fear. How can I break free? Lott divulges a shockingly simple yet effective process for coping with this particular form of harmful behavior. You don't need an expensive psychiatrist or a fancy prescription. You can heal yourself. Learn how to stop running from the 'monster;' instead, learn how to 'invite the monster to tea.' Through an examination of the process of memory and the significance of feelings, Lott can teach you how your responses to certain events and triggers can effectively be 'reprogrammed;' how you can take a step back and teach yourself to react positively, and not just be a slave to your past behavior. Is it really that simple? Yes! Lott recognizes that sometimes even the most straightforward steps can be daunting, and offers several easy, practical exercises for success. These exercises can be practiced by anyone, anytime, anywhere. And best of all, they won't cost you a dime. With Lott's simple honesty and direct approach, anyone can begin the process of correcting harmful behavior, and gain true freedom from obsession and compulsion. Read it now and start making some real progress towards resolving your condition.

Freedom from Toxic Relationships

Moving On from the Family, Work, and Relationship Issues That Bring You Down


Author: Avril Carruthers

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 4745

A guide to leaving painful, destructive relationships behind—both at home and at work Toxic relationships often come disguised as seemingly normal ones. These subtly destructive relationships are characterized by the slow erosion of self-esteem, a loss of personal identity, or a growing desire to please friends, partners, and family members who are impossible to please. In this uplifting and informative book, transpersonal psychotherapist Avril Carruthers will take a close look at adult relationships to show why we get involved in toxic relationships in the first place, and instruct the reader on how to recognize if they’re involved in one. Once the toxic relationship is identified, the author shows the reader how to begin their journey toward healing and how to meet the world with a new kind of confidence, so that the cycle of toxic relationships can be broken once and for all. What Carruthers teaches is just how possible it can be to learn how to recognize the manipulative or sweetly corrosive partner, the family dynamics that make Christmas and other get-togethers seem like hell, or the nightmare boss who causes daily torment—and that we can learn to leave these painful, destructive patterns behind forever.

What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders

Key Concepts, Insights, and Interventions


Author: Martin N. Seif,Sally Winston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134093101

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 9678

What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders is an integrated and practical approach to treating anxiety disorders for general psychotherapists. What is new and exciting is its focus on changing a patient’s relationship to anxiety in order to enable enduring recovery rather than merely offering a menu of techniques for controlling symptoms. Neither a CBT manual nor an academic text nor a self-help book, What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders offers page after page of key insights into ways to help patients suffering from phobias, panic attacks, unwanted intrusive thoughts, compulsions and worries. The authors offer a rich array of therapist-patient vignettes, case examples, stories, and metaphors that will complement the work of trainees and experienced clinicians of every orientation. Readers will come away from the book with a new framework for understanding some of the most frustrating clinical challenges in anxiety disorders, including "reassurance junkies," endless obsessional loops, and the paradoxical effects of effort.

Converging Horizons

Essays in Religion, Psychology, and Caregiving


Author: Allan Hugh Cole

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878308

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 2605

This collection of essays considers topics in pastoral theology, pastoral care and counseling, pastoral leadership, and social work, and attends to challenges and opportunities pertaining to the support and care of persons in need. Of interest to ministers, chaplains, pastoral counselors, and social workers, these essays focus particularly on human experiences, needs, or concerns that relate to matters of mental health and religious faith or spirituality. Converging Horizons demonstrates approaches to integrative work that draws on multiple fields of theory and practice in service to the goal of providing a range of caregivers with ways to both conceptualize and engage their important work.

Out of the Rabbit Hole

A Road Map to Freedom from Ocd


Author: Sheri Bloom,Suzanne Mouton-Odum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615779713

Category: Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Page: 186

View: 4939

"'Out of the Rabbit Hole: A Roadmap to Freedom from OCD' is a compelling story of one woman's journey to recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Sheri Bloom weaves a complicated web of real-life experiences that both influenced and culminated in her ultimate battle against OCD. Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum, a licensed psychologist who specializes in OCD, gives insightful and informative guidance to the reader about the development, conceptualization, and treatment of this disabling disorder. This book not only describes how it feels to have OCD, but also how to move toward recovery!"--P. [4] of cover.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Moving from Fear to Freedom Series


Author: Judy Lair

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540490452


Page: 86

View: 9754

Irrational thoughts and overwhelming feelings cause folks to feel like they're crazy. Family and friends find it hard to understand; either dismissing worries or participating in unhealthy avoidance behaviors. This book provides valuable information and guidelines about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in a relational format based on godly principles. Sue's OCD story will touch your heart and validate your own experiences and symptoms. Keeping OCD from taking over your life involves looking at three clinical areas. As I helped Sue look at critical areas in her life, she was able to successfully push into OCD by utilizing techniques including ERP, critiquing beliefs, and effectively processing emotion. I believe you, too, can find hope and strength through Sue's journey, by learning new tools, and bringing God into the process of moving from Fear to Freedom.

Power Over Panic

Freedom from Panic/Anxiety Related Disorders


Author: Bronwyn Fox

Publisher: Alpha Books


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 109

View: 7160

Power Over Panic 2E is an update of the best-selling title by Bronwyn Fox, first published in 1996. This book will give you a simple and practical approach to understanding and overcoming anxiety disorders. Based upon award winning programs and workshops, this book has been expanded significantly to include early intervention strategies to prevent the development of an anxiety disorder and the reasons why people struggle to recover. It also contains numerous case histories, up-to-date research findings and a new chapter which deals with self-esteem. Bronwyn Fox writes with authority, having suffered from panic disorder/agrophobia herself for four years. The book also includes a foreword by Garry McDonald; a sufferer of panic/anxiety related disorders for twenty years.

Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress

Your 24-7 Plan for Well-Being


Author: Kristen Lee EdD LICSW

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491747560

Category: Self-Help

Page: 294

View: 4804

How can you make the most of your stress? RESET: Make the Most of Your Stress was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called "a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress", and "an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work". There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works. When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET's components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you're already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.

Heal Me Or Kill Me

My Road to Freedom from OCD


Author: B. J. Condrey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781507737934

Category: Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Page: 120

View: 1325

At one point in my life, my struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder had brought me to a place of complete desperation and hopelessness. The common consensus among professionals is that this mental illness is something you must learn to cope with and manage, but that it will be with you your entire life. However, this is not the case with me. Thanks to God's intervention, I now live totally free of this mental illness. This is my story.