- Relationship OCD
- Somatic OCD
- Religion & Spirituality OCD
- Pedophilic Obsessions OCD
- "Pure" OCD
- Harm OCD
- Sexual Orientation OCD
Thanks for sharing and I’m so happy for you🥺💗
Thanks for sharing!😊👍
What videos did you watch
These are some of my favourite videos from Mark Freeman, my favourite Youtube OCD therapist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGhx_H9Njmo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h62vlSj0KNg These are some of my favourite videos from Eckhart Tolle, the man that helped me understand everything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTFDfR47dl4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SvT57oqDU&t=439s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j91ST2gtR44&t=28s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOctI24m_mQ&t=296s ....Notice how all the videos lead to basically the same conclusion, which is that you're separate from your thoughts
@Anonymous Thank you I appreciate you!!
@Anonymous🤷🏽♀️ - no problem!! I appreciate you. Win this battle, you got this! E>
so amazing!!! thank you for sharing and shedding some light here
Thank you for sharing!
I’m so happy to hear that you have recovered. I am also glad that you have connected with Eckhart’s teachings. His teachings are very important in helping people open their eyes to the realities of the mind. Having said that, I am hoping your post does not discourage people to find a therapist for OCD either through NOCD or somewhere else. Eckharts teachings, although profound, do not give people with OCD the tools to work thorough their day to day problems. Understanding the mind provides insight, and this is super important, but its not enough for most people. It’s important to learn specific training and exposure techniques that will give people the ability to work through the thoughts and feelings even when it’s hard to connect to the logical part of the mind. So although I recommend Eckhart and other spiritual teachers that are similar, I recommend it as a supplement and not a cure. Believe me, I have read many insightful books, and although they provide insight they did not give me the tools to fight ocd. But ERP and acceptance therapy did.
Hey do what works best for you. Personally ERP and acceptance therapy wasn't enough for me and so I wrote this post to show that there is another way that's easier and will help you overcome nearly all mental illnesses or troubles
Great point. I see the two— my spirituality and ERP— as inseparable from one another. I couldn’t cope without either one, and I think they energize each other. I actually had the opposite experience as OP, I read one of Tolle’s books earlier this year and it set a beautiful foundation (but I was still massively struggling with my mental health) and then I was diagnosed w OCD and began ERP which skyrocketed my recovery. And the ideas in ERP made more sense to me because of the spiritual background I had built with Tolle and also Tara Brach. Without either one, it would be an incomplete puzzle. But in terms of what actually reduced the anxiety the fastest, directly facing my fears through exposures has been the ticket.
@AnonymousA I relate very much with your experience. I really gravitate towards Ram Dass and Alan Watts. And like you said, these spiritual teachers really compliment ERP, because they are about being mindful and accepting what is. They also laid the foundation for me to accept my suffering and not try to resist it. But I also struggled with actually applying it when the ocd would ramp up. I understood the principles but I didn’t know whether my ocd was real or it wasn’t real, and even with my insight, it was still hard to trust myself. But after learning about ocd and actually putting myself through erp my recovery progressed so quickly and consistently. I am much like you, I still use a lot of what these teachers teach and they are a helpful tool in my tool kit. But ERP is my main foundation
This is why pets are so helpful. They naturally live in the Now. 😌
This is a very encouraging post, I love posts like this! Thank you for sharing your story 💗