Just bought it and want to read it soon.
Oh my goodness yes! Taught me so much on how to sit with uncertainty and continue on with my day. How to recognize intrusive thoughts for what they are.
I have the book. I highly reccomend that you read it. It teaches you skills that are essential to managing OCD. The main takeaway from the book in my opinion is when the author states that "while OCD might mimic reality, reality never mimics OCD". In saying this, I think he is highlighting the importance of realizing that the sensations that we experience are false messages, and have no place in reality.
Yes!! I totally highlighted that sentence in my copy.
@Jon w/ OCD That sentiment is essential to recovery.
@adhd&autism Essentially, OCD tries to make you feel like what you are thinking is reality, or what is ‘actually’ happening, but it’s just a feeling and not real. Reality will never mimic symptoms of OCD
I haven’t I’ll check it out
I bought it a couple years ago but never read it. I'm going through a really hard time with my ocd right now and actually just tried to read it 30 minutes ago. However my mind is so all over the place I can't focus enough to take anything away from it right now :(
I started it years ago, but still haven’t finished..
Hi there! I have never read that, but from the comments, it sounds amazing! I will definitely be adding this to my Amazon cart. That "reality" statement is so powerful. Thank you so much for sharing!
The book has helped me immensely!! I hope you enjoy it
Yes, it’s AMAZING. Started me on ERP and changed my life. My therapist loves it!
Perhaps I should mention that I learned that it’s possible to learn negative behaviors from others, as my therapist at the time suggested that I put the book down for a bit…which is why I have yet to finish it.