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- 668d ago
I watch her all the time 🥰 She's amazing
Check out her podcast OCD Recovery.
I just listened to one of her videos and she said ocd thoughts like magical thinking, harm can totally go away 100 percent. I don’t think this is true based on we can’t control our thoughts, all the things I’ve read on ocd and being in therapy with an ocd specialist.
The thouts don't go away, because everyone has intusive thoughs. The anxiety goes away. Ocd is anxiety disorder... you just dont respond to the thoughts the same anymore qnd thats what shes teaching
@Nandwen Omg sorry, I don't know how to write haha
@Nandwen Oh ok I was like dam what’s wrong with me then. It was scaring me for a moment. Thanks for the clarity!
@Dre83 Nooo, you're good hihi ❤❤❤
I’m not saying she isn’t good but I don’t think she should be saying that because those of us with pure o themes will then base our recovery off that and if the thoughts don’t go away 100% then we will think something is wrong with us.
I went 8 years without OCD before I had a relapse due to a huge life event. I can tell you it's possible.
@Anonymous When your don’t have ocd symptoms it’s remission. Recovery is when the thoughts don’t bother you. That’s what I’ve learned from my reading. So you was in remission for 8 years which is great.
Thoughts will come to you just like everyone else but you will train the brain to automatically dismiss them like a normal person.
It could be that all the people telling you you can't ever fully recover are wrong. Ali recovered so why can't I. I choose to believe that I can fully recover. The thoughts may come back again but I can then choose to not react to them and let them pass on their own. I think people with OCD have over active and highly sensitive Amygdala but we can show it not to be afraid by how we react to it being afraid of a thought.
My therapist hasn’t said that I can’t recover she just said we can’t control our thoughts and they might not fully go away. But that we aren’t here to make the thoughts go away we are here to change your reaction to them to reduce the anxiety.
@Dre83 That's right. Ali does say that in some of her other videos as well. I agree that sometimes she is inconsistent on what she says.
@Anonymous I would give my arm for remission for the rest of my life 🤦🏽
@Dre83 We can get there!
@Anonymous I’m glad your optimistic. Sometimes I am sometimes I’m not lol
@Dre83 I trust that I can recover. Do I know with 100% that I will? I don't know, I just choose to trust.
@Dre83 Thats ok, it's part of the recovery
@Anonymous That’s a great attitude!