Reassurance

One of the important reasons why getting over OCD is so difficult despite every effort on part of the sufferer and the therapist is that there are some hidden compulsions that may not get identified. These may not only hamper the process of recovery, but also could...

Modeling

During the course of ERP, a sufferer is asked to manage his anxieties, specifically by doing something that he has been avoiding or by not doing something that he has been don’t repeatedly. For example, if the person has been avoiding touching the washroom door...

Cognitive Distortions (2 of 4)

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at the first three Cognitive Distortions, that is Filtering, Black or White thinking, and Overgeneralisation. To recap, Cognitive Distortions are the anomalies in our thinking patterns which try to convince us that things are worse...