Helping Kids Understand OCD Distraction vs Refocusing
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.
When your child is bombarded with OCD intrusive thoughts they might be on the hamster wheel of distraction. In fact it is the most common way to get relief from OCD intrusive thoughts. Unfortunately, this avoidance only grows OCD in the long run.
On the other hand, you don’t want your child to create a welcoming environment for OCD. You don’t want them to sit quietly while OCD bombards them with upsetting thoughts and feelings.
In OCD therapy we often teach kids to re-focusing their attention to something they value or enjoy. This can confuse people, as it can seem, on the surface, that we are suggesting distraction.
In this week’s YouTube video for kids and teens, I talk about the difference between OCD distraction vs refocusing your attention. And yes, there is actually a BIG difference!
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