Category: Intrusive Thoughts & OCD

  • Reassurance seeking

    Reassurance seeking

    We all benefit from encouragement; at times, reassurance has its place. But when you go looking to be reassured or actively seek and need it, it becomes part of the problem instead of a solution.  What does it mean to be reassured? When you are fearful or worried and speak with someone about your problem, […]

  • Steps to overcome intrusive thoughts

    Steps to overcome intrusive thoughts

    This page is to help you overcome intrusive thoughts, by coming to terms with the thoughts as opposed to stopping them. Can you stop intrusive thoughts? In a word, no, but there are things you can do to overcome them. It’s only semantics, technically you cannot really stop intrusive thoughts, but you cannot stop any […]

  • Uncomfortable emotions and OCD

    Uncomfortable emotions and OCD

    Learning to tolerate uncomfortable feelings is one of the most important skills you can gain to help you with your OCD. Without this skill, you are likely to carry out compulsions when things get uncomfortable for you, and once you feel compelled to do something to keep your emotions at bay, you are strengthening the […]

  • What are thoughts?

    What are thoughts?

    Thoughts are mental activity in your brain and are the building blocks of your inner world. This article explains thoughts in the context of intrusive thoughts