Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder is not a quirk or just a habit. It is a mental illness that brings with it a sense of fear and anxiety. It is not a choice, and it does not bring any sense of fulfillment or joy. #2 OCD is a brain and behavioral disorder that is associated with anxiety, fear, doubt, or disgust, or any combination of these. It can take up to seventeen years from the onset of symptoms to connect to effective treatment. #3 Triggers are what prompt your unwanted thoughts and urges in OCD. They can be external, such as people, places, and things in your environment, or they can be internal thoughts or urges. Obsessions are frequent and persistent thoughts, images, or urges that are disturbing and unwanted. #4 obsessions can lead to years of suffering if they are not treated. They can take you away from what’s important to you, and they can lead to skin damage or infections if you try to avoid them by washing your hands excessively.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for OCD combines evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the most up-to-date, effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). With this workbook, readers who struggle with OCD will learn to identify the underlying mechanisms of their disorder, move through triggering incidents while staying present and connected to their values, tolerate uncertainty, and commit to behaviors that ultimately allow them to lead full, rewarding lives.
Stand up to your OCD! The ACT Workbook for OCD combines evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the most up-to-date, effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). If you’re one of millions of people who suffer from OCD, you may experience obsessive, intrusive, or even disturbing thoughts. You may engage in compulsive or ritualistic behaviors, such as checking to make sure you’ve locked the front door, or endlessly washing your hands for fear of germs or contamination. And you may be tempted to give up if treatment just doesn’t work for you. Whether you’ve just received a diagnosis, or have suffered for years, this workbook can help. Using the powerful and proven-effective treatments in this guide, you’ll learn what type of OCD you suffer from (such as harm OCD), how to identify the underlying mechanisms of your OCD, move through triggering incidents while staying present and connected to your values, be more aware and flexible, tolerate uncertainty, and commit to behaviors that ultimately allow you to lead a full, rewarding life. Once you realize what really matters to you, you’ll find the motivation needed to start on the path to psychological well-being. If you’re ready to be courageous, take a risk, and stand up to your OCD symptoms, this workbook can help guide you, every step of the way.