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Lifetime OCD Recovery: What is it and how do I get there? ocd recovery recovery stories Oct 23, 2023

The Lifetime Recovery Stage is where I've been for a few years now, and I coined this term to help people understand that you don't have to spend your life battling symptoms of OCD.  You can...

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You Can Fully Recover from Relationship OCD ocd recovery rocd Oct 23, 2023

No matter how bad your anxiety or OCD has been, recovery is possible!

I struggled with anxiety in relationships ever since I was a young girl.  I was insecure and didn't feel confident in...

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ERP Success Stories ocd recovery recovery stories May 19, 2023

 I was terrified of doing ERP.

The thought of exposing myself to my fears was terrifying.  I was afraid that I would learn that my fears and doubts were true, or that my feared situation...

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Can OCD Be Cured? ocd recovery Apr 21, 2023

In my personal experience, the answer is YES, but not in the way you might think.  First, let's look at the definition of "cure."  Miriam-Webster defines cure as the recovery or...

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Common ERP Mistakes ocd recovery recovery mistakes Dec 30, 2022

ERP, or exposure and response prevention, is the gold standard (and only evidence-based) treatment for OCD and worked wonders with me and has with all of my clients who use these skills...

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7 Tips to Stop Rumination or Overthinking ocd recovery Dec 30, 2022

Rumination is defined as the action or process of thinking deeply about something. While we all have times where we deal with stress or worry by thinking about it, rumination goes beyond just...

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Common Recovery Mistakes: Self-Soothing & CBT ocd recovery recovery mistakes Dec 30, 2022

There's a common OCD compulsion called self-reassurance, where in order to gain certainty and ease anxiety, a person will reassure themselves (as opposed to asking for reassurance from others...

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The Path...to Recovery from Any OCD Subset ocd recovery Nov 16, 2022

Most people with OCD struggle with ambiguity, but getting comfortable with ambiguity, uncertainty, and imperfection are actually part of the process to recovering from OCD. That being said, there...

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