No matter what theme you have you manage all ocd the same way. Stop reviewing, stop seeking reassurance, yes ocd attacks your morals this is normal and expected. The sooner you stop posting, and seeking reassurance and do erp instead the sooner your anxiety goes away and you can get back to normal living
What helps you stop reviewing events? I keep catching myself doing it even when I try to stop ugh
@Anonymous Will power to stop, find something else to do
I'm not seeking reassurance and have been doing my ERP. I've been sitting with the thoughts rather than confessing but they still appear to stay there and don't go. That's the issue I'm having.
@Anonymous The thoughts won’t ever go away. Every person has intrusive thoughts. The point of erp is so that when you have the thoughts you’re not interacting with them, when you interact with them they stay around
@Justmesadly Thankyou 🙂
My therapist has taught me to sit with the scary thoughts. I still get them, I tell myself I can't be certain and "insert scary thought" could have happened. It somehow takes the power away from the fear.
I think that's a good way to look at it. And I'm trying to do that but the thoughts don't go. They just calm down for awhile and then start again even though I follow this approach.