Sensorimotor OCD and the Urge to Pee Over and Over Again 😩

Sensorimotor OCD and the Urge to Pee Over and Over Again 😩

Sensorimotor OCD makes people hyperfocus on bodily functions. One of those bodily functions is the need to pee. When you have sensorimotor OCD you hyperfocus on your bladder’s sensations. You might go to the bathroom over and over. You might check to see if you need to pee repeatedly.

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When OCD Bosses the Family Around

When OCD Bosses the Family Around

OCD doesn’t just boss the child around and tell them what to do or avoid. It loves to involve family members. Often kids just want their family to give in to OCD’s demands. It can be easy to make family members the enemy, when really it is OCD.

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When OCD Says Your Child Will Ruin…

When OCD Says Your Child Will Ruin…

OCD loves to tell our kids that they’ll ruin things. Maybe it tells them that they’ll ruin a vacation or special occasion. Maybe it tells them that they’ll ruin their favorite belongings. Or maybe it tells them that they’ll ruin their favorite song or show. It doesn’t matter. It’s all the same in the end.

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Helping Kids Understand the Use of Imaginal Scripts to Get OCD Relief

Helping Kids Understand the Use of Imaginal Scripts to Get OCD Relief

OCD tools are not as effective if kids don’t understand why we are using them. That’s the reason I start with educating kids on the WHY around exposures and other OCD tools before we start.

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Disgust OCD and Contamination

Disgust OCD and Contamination

When people have contamination OCD it is often assumed that the person is afraid of germs. While some people with contamination OCD are afraid of germs, some are overwhelmed with a feeling of disgust.

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Is Anxiety or OCD Overwhelming Your Child?

Is Anxiety or OCD Overwhelming Your Child?

Anxiety and OCD are overwhelming. They can be so overwhelming that your child might not want to even try to work on their anxiety or OCD. But there is always hope. 

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Is Your Child Doing Mental Compulsions for OCD and Doesn’t Know it?!

Is Your Child Doing Mental Compulsions for OCD and Doesn’t Know it?!

OCD can be sneaky! Often people think they aren’t doing any OCD compulsions and so they don’t think they have OCD. There are a ton of mental compulsions that are often missed!

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Is OCD Robbing Your Child of Things They Love?

Is OCD Robbing Your Child of Things They Love?

OCD doesn’t stay in its lane. It robs our kids of the things they love the most. If they love their pet, it might give them thoughts that make them avoid them. If they love their phone, it will bombard them with compulsions around it. If they love gaming, their OCD will play its own game ruining all the fun. If they want to hang out with their friends, OCD might give them a ton of reasons why that will be too triggering. What things, people and experiences does OCD rob from your child? In this week’s YouTube video I talk to kids, teens and young adults about how to find their power and take back the things they love.

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How Do OCD Exposures Work?

How Do OCD Exposures Work?

OCD exposures are at the heart of OCD treatment. When our kids learn how to do effective exposures they can crush OCD and live a life free of OCD’s bossy demands. In this week’s YouTube video I talk about why exposures are so helpful!

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OCD and the Fear You or Others May Turn into Something Else?!

OCD and the Fear You or Others May Turn into Something Else?!

OCD can cause all sorts of confusing intrusive thoughts. A common one is the OCD intrusive thought that you or someone around you may turn into something else. OCD loves doubt and this type of doubt can feel overwhelming.

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But What If My OCD Fears are REAL?

But What If My OCD Fears are REAL?

I often hear people arguing, “But my OCD fears are real!” OCD can hide behind the rationality of an intrusive thought.
But there are germs.
But that is disgusting.
But I did do that “bad” thing.
But it is unhealthy to do…
But I am allergic to…

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Hidden Superpowers in Kids with OCD

Hidden Superpowers in Kids with OCD

Hidden Superpowers in Kids with OCD
Nobody wants OCD. It can be an overwhelming, debilitating condition. But there are some common strengths in people who have OCD. While learning to crush OCD, it is important that we also celebrate our children’s attributes that make them amazing. Often we miss these things and forget to notice the aspects of our kids that make them wonderful.

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Does Your Teen Use Google to Grow Their OCD?

Does Your Teen Use Google to Grow Their OCD?

OCD loves when our kids go down rabbit holes. OCD will get them to do its dirty work and grow it bigger. One of those ways is through googling question after question. Yes! googling and online research can be an OCD compulsion. In this week’s YouTube video I talk to kids and teens about how google research grows OCD, how it turns into a compulsion and what to do instead.

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Is OCD Using Facts as a Weapon Against You?

Is OCD Using Facts as a Weapon Against You?

OCD will use everything in its power to keep you growing it, including facts. If we search, we can find literally any fact to support OCD’s lies. OCD will often take a fact and exaggerate the risk. OCD will take a fact and scare you into doing more compulsions. OCD will take facts to prove it is right.

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This Mistake Grows Emetophobia (the Fear of Throwing Up) 😱

This Mistake Grows Emetophobia (the Fear of Throwing Up) 😱

So many people make this mistake when trying to tackle their Emetophobia, the fear of throwing up. They learn a ton of coping skills to handle the fear of throwing up and they make this assumption…

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