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More than six million Americans have OCD. If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), it is likely that your persistent, obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions prevent you from fully enjoying life. But when you are accustomed to avoiding the things you fear, the thought of facing them head-on can be frightening and overwhelming.
Life can be really tough for those suffering from OCD, but here's the good news, with the right knowledge and guidance, you can manage your OCD.
Combining cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness practices and imaginary exposure exercises, this book offers practical and accessible tools to manage the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges associated with OCD.
You will learn about exposure exercises and strategies to accept your emotions and perform activities which will help you to overcome your compulsions and avoidance behaviors.
This workbook shows that fears, worry and nervousness are a part of life, it will give you the skills to choose how to respond to your obsessions and move towards the stuff that you really care about. Making applying ACT and CBT skills fun, it encourages you to face your fears and live life to the fullest.
Workbook Exercises included
This book contains multiple workbook exercises to better understand yourself and your condition. This book also contains journal so that you can track your progress and not relapse.
Mike Abraham is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. He has been practicing meditation and mindfulness for many years, and has a special interest in the integration of mindfulness and self-compassion principles with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.
"The author has succeeded in providing a practical road map for people struggling with OCD to incorporate mindfulness into their CBT treatment. For many, this will be the addition that makes all the difference." -Carl Johnson, PhD, professor of psychology and neuroscience
"This book is user-friendly and accomplishes the near impossible task of sharing complex neurological concepts using understandable language, helpful descriptions, and practical tips to move past OCD. Patients often begin treatment terrified of their brain, having such uncomfortable and often disturbing thoughts. I am so happy to have a book to help them understand the neuroscience behind OCD, so they can understand OCD from a brain-based perspective." Susan Winston LPCC, LPC, NCC, CCATP, founder and lead counselor at People Health care
Author: Mike Abraham
Publisher: Mike Abraham
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.40d
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