Category: Intrusive Thoughts & OCD

  • How to stop compulsively confessing in OCD

    How to stop compulsively confessing in OCD

    Feeling the need to compulsively confess every minor indiscretion you may or may not have done can be a symptom of OCD. This article shows how people with OCD, consumed with guilt, doubt and worry, falsely believe the only way to feel better is to confess, which can be as extreme as wanting to disclose […]

  • How thoughts affect your mental health

    How thoughts affect your mental health

    Thoughts can affect your mental health in both positive and negative ways. In my previous post, I explained what thoughts are. In this article, I want to discuss their impact on your mental health and how you can help yourself if your thoughts negatively impact your mental health. What type of thoughts affects mental health? […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]