i was wondering the same 😞
i did one session of therapy but i had to reschedule my next appointment due to money problems ☹️
Start small. Start accepting your thoughts, (this will become easier as time passes) start ceasing avoidance and start independent exposure excercies (a good one is looking up the word “child” on google. For whatever reason, this is an hard as voluntarily sticking a needle into your arm to fellow POCD sufferers. You could go a step further and pick a specific though and look up the exact appearance, though I haven’t done that because that’s easy to close to being a creep for me. You want to do anything and everything that doesn’t make everyone else around you too suspicious, though your perception of this is sensitised, as so your OCD does that. Some exposure has made me feel dirty and overworked inside, but if done well enough, you would have felt like you’ve conquered your thoughts, at least for a bit. Your next job after triumphs like an ERP sesh well done is to watch out for compulsions, and probably little seeds of doubt. Don’t try to logically combat them, as this will NEVER work against OCD. Instead, just pretend not to care. Turn the other cheek or whatever.
thank you so much omg