In this episode, I discuss one of the most common rituals and safety behaviors in OCD and anxiety: mental review. While we all engage in the process of mentally reviewing old conversations and past events from time to time, when you have OCD and anxiety, this process can feel uncontrollable and lead to significant impairment and distress.
I also talk about..
- Examples of mental review and why giving into this behavior actually makes your OCD and anxiety worse over time
- What to do instead of mentally reviewing and how to become more aware of it in the moment
- Quick tips and strategies to feel overall more in control of your compulsions, even mental ones
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In this episode, I'm joined by Hannah, OCD warrior and advocate as well as mom to 3 kids. We talk about her OCD symptoms that started after her third child that involved harm intrusive thoughts, difficulty trusting herself, and more. We also discuss …
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- How she has made ERP a lifestyle as a stay at home mom with 3 kids
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