SESSION 2 In the second session of group therapy, we were introduced to exposure therapy and the hierarchy of fear. In my previous attempts at therapy I have done exposure response before and it is something I hate. So the way it was explained to the group was that you expose yourself to something youContinue reading “Therapy Journal”
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Welcome to OCD and ME
“This is me, quirks and all” Hello, My name is Stacey and welcome to OCD and ME. This blog is about the struggles of living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, for both sufferers and their families. Writing a blog and speaking publicly and is completely out of my comfort zone, however I believe some things areContinue reading “Welcome to OCD and ME”
I started therapy..!
So I went to my doctor late last year for a monthly check up with my doctor and she asked me if I felt like trying therapy again would be something I was open to. I was hesitant to say the least. However after being on a steady downward trend for over a year andContinue reading “I started therapy..!”
Coronovirus Testing !?
Today I was tested for Coronovirus Today I was tested for Coronovirus. I cannot begin to tell you how scared I am. I have been out of the house precisely twice in the past month, once for a walk with my husband a son ( that almost sent me into a nervous breakdown) and in theContinue reading “Coronovirus Testing !?”
The OCD Cycle
Obsessions – Anxiety – Compulsions – Relief It doesn’t sound so bad like that does it? In reality however, it’s so much more than what the OCD cycle appears. OCD symptoms vary so much, in severity, frequency and how they appear to each person. For me my OCD behaviours are in a constant state ofContinue reading “The OCD Cycle”
OCD and Fear
“With OCD it’s like there is two sides of your brain constantly warring, rational and irrational, the question is which one wins. Don’t let the fear decide for you” Would you call yourself a fearful person? I do. In some people fear is just a small thing that can be shoved at the back ofContinue reading “OCD and Fear”