The Easy and Hard Way to Get Relief from OCD
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
Getting relief from OCD is not rocket science. OCD is driven by intrusive thoughts that make our kids want to do compulsions. These compulsions can be mental, physical or even just avoidance. The more they do these compulsions, the more their discomfort grows, the more intrusive thoughts they have.
OCD is predictable in that way. No matter what thoughts or OCD themes they have, this pattern exists.
The only way to break out of this pattern is to have them see the illusions OCD is feeding them and disrupt the pattern that OCD wants them to follow.
Understanding that is easy. The hard part is doing it.
That is where practice and perseverance is needed. Getting relief from OCD takes mental strength. It requires them to believe in themselves and their ability to handle discomfort. It means they have to take small steps knowing that they are leading to big change over time.
In this week’s Youtube video I talk to kids and teens about the easy and hard way to get relief from OCD, they are actually one and the same 😉.
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