PSP 363: The Importance of Finding the Right Therapy for OCD | One Family’s Journey

PSP 363: The Importance of Finding the Right Therapy for OCD | One Family’s Journey

The wrong therapist can wreak havoc on a children’s OCD. That is why it is so important for parents to understand what are evidenced-based approaches specifically for OCD. It is also key to have the skills to decipher a qualified therapist from a non-qualified therapist. 

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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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PSP 362: The Use of Storytelling in Anxiety and OCD

PSP 362: The Use of Storytelling in Anxiety and OCD

It can be hard to help kids navigate anxiety and OCD. Sometimes adding some creative ways to help validate, normalize and build skills to handle anxiety or OCD can be gold! One of my favorite ways to do that is through storytelling.

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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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PSP 361: A Parenting Journey Raising a Child with Emetophobia 

PSP 361: A Parenting Journey Raising a Child with Emetophobia 

Raising a child with Emetophobia, the fear of throw up, can be an isolating experience. It brings with it all sorts of fears. What if they can’t overcome their struggles? What if they can’t go to school? What if they stop eating entirely?

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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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PSP 359: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children | Dr. Tamar Black

PSP 359: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Children | Dr. Tamar Black

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy has been a helpful therapy modality for many people with anxiety and OCD. Often parents wonder how this therapy can be adapted to help children.

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Is Your Child Trying to Satisfy OCD? That’s Not How to Beat OCD.

Is Your Child Trying to Satisfy OCD? That’s Not How to Beat OCD.

If your child is listening to OCD, they’ll never beat OCD. That’s the hard truth about learning to overcome OCD. You cannot play OCD’s games and improve. You cannot do what OCD wants and reduce OCD symptoms.

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Does OCD Make Your Child Worry About an Allergic Reaction?

Does OCD Make Your Child Worry About an Allergic Reaction?

OCD loves potential problems and will convince kids that there is a way to prevent any and all possibilities. So it is no wonder that OCD has latched onto allergies. Regardless of whether your child has true allergies or not, OCD will create a list of compulsions to follow that go way above what is recommended.

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PSP 356: Are You a Punching Bag for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD Overwhelm?

PSP 356: Are You a Punching Bag for Your Child’s Anxiety and OCD Overwhelm?

As parents we are often in the line of fire when it comes to our child’s overwhelm. When dealing with anxiety or OCD we can feel like we are our child’s punching bag. The truth is, physiologically our kids are often looking for a push-pull conversation. It is easier to see you as enemy #1 rather than facing anxiety and OCD head on.

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Tools to Beat OCD at Home

Tools to Beat OCD at Home

It can be hard to know how to beat OCD and even harder to find an OCD therapist with the expertise to guide you through it!
That is why I created my new book, Crushing OCD Workbook for Kids. I took all my clinical skills from my practice and poured it into this book so kids can learn all they need to know one engaging activity at a time.

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PSP 354: A New Way to Help Your Child with OCD at Home

PSP 354: A New Way to Help Your Child with OCD at Home

As parents we are often desperate to provide our children with tools to help their OCD. We might scour the internet trying to find an OCD specialist; not an easy feat. Or if we are lucky enough to have found an OCD specialist, we might want to know what we can do at home to fill in the gaps.

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Who is Your Child Fighting? Their OCD or You?

Who is Your Child Fighting? Their OCD or You?

OCD loves to get our kids on the hamster wheel of rules, compulsions and avoidance. It dangles a carrot that says, “Just do what I want and all your discomfort will go away.” When our kids believe OCD’s lies they live in a world that is controlled by OCD.

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Who’s the Boss? You or OCD?

Who’s the Boss? You or OCD?

When you have OCD you hand over all power to a glitch in your brain. You allow OCD to construct rules, beliefs and compulsions that hold you prisoner. Unfortunately the more you feed this OCD glitch, the bigger the glitch grows. The rules morph, the OCD compulsions shift, and the cycle becomes never ending.

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