Thanks a lot for the video. Your good at what you do, keep doing it. Just
curious if you believe in Pharma drugs for healing or more for counseling
or other methods? Thanks again.
Hi Katie. I’m really grateful for these videos. There hugely informative
and you explain things really clearly. You have helped me out. Thank you
Can I ask something? I’ve had Generalized Anxiety Disorder for 22 years
with panic attacks. I’ve have some episodes of OCD but not for many years.
Is it possible for OCD to sometimes come and go with GAD as the GAD gets
This was very helpful. Thank you very much.
Thanks so much for these videos. They have helped me so much!
Wow thanks I suffer with this problem and find it hard to socialise
thanks a lot for this advice.
You dont even have an idea of how much i apreciate this. Thank you so much
for taking the time to do these videos :D
I’ve read you either observe a thought or control it. The more you try to
observe, the less you control it. Can a person with the condition strap on
a ridiculous/funny thought on each intrusive thought?
I have had intrusive thoughts, thoughts that TERRIFY me and make me
question what kind of person I am, They control me so much that I end up in
a mess. I am only understanding very recently that for all the mannnny
decades I have paid attention to them it has grown stronger. While watching
this video I was getting very emotional as intrusive thoughts and
annalysing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING had totally crippled me. It is very hard
to just like the thoughts sit but I know this is the only way to get some
relief. It’s like f you watch a horror film every night before bed you are
going to dream scary things ever night. I have spent from a kid up until
now in my late 30s paying attention to thoughts and this is why i am in
SUCH a state now. I will keep trying these methods which I started doing
before i saw this video but your videos do confirm what I have been trying
to do :-)
Thank you!!!! I have intrusive thoughts everyday! It drives me crazy &&
gives me suchh panic attacks thinking its me whos thinking such things, but
this really took a lot off my shoulders (:
Hi Katie, I cannot thank you enough for these videos. Over the past few
days I’ve had some form of anxiety breakdown and subsequently I’ve been
left with horrendous thoughts, I’m employing your techniques by letting the
thoughts ‘be there’ however afterwards, once they’re gone I get crippling
guilt and I get so angry at myself for thinking such things. If you can,
could you explain how to overcome this guilt please.
Thank you. :-)
Thanks Katie, when I have a thought I consider important….( this starts
from the moment I wake up till when I go back to sleep), I go through a
ritual as sort of asking permission to excuse it by a feeling of relief.
I’ve had this problem since my teens and now 55. Thanks for putting it all
into easy understandable teachings. I will apply what I’ve learned.
Hey Katie,well for the l last month or so I’ve been trying to control my
anxiety i barely found out what it was just these last couple of days. I
also find there is a connection with depression and it makes it harder to
treat. It is also hard to make my parents understand the logic behind these
disorders, and I’m having a hard time trying to understand why i get this
way. May, if you can do a video about how to treat depression and ocd.
My OCD problem has been really tough. I worry about knowing or forgetting
things. I will hear something and think “I do not need to remember” But it
pops back into my head and as I realize I do know it then I fear forgetting
it. In using exposure I am not sure how to do it. Should I try to eliminate
trying to remember things when the thought pops into my head? Should think
of some of my problem thoughts briefly but not remember them? It is
difficult because the thoughts happen so fast it is hard to know what
Hi, I have ocd. Would be happy to help
Thanks Katie. You’re a star.
Great video, do you think the likes of the law of attraction and thoughts
create your reality is dangerous to people with anxiety and OCD.
Thanks. I agree totally, that the thoughts are not the problem, it is the
relationship we have to our thoughts, and for most of us that relationship
is unconscious. Things really begin to change when we build a conscious
relationship based on friendliness (never aversion) to our intrusive
thoughts. It may sound counter-intuitive, but aversion only feeds the
problem of OC thoughts. This is a very important principle in Mindfulness
Therapy, which I teach online.
hi katie, i would like to check with you. Is it having the thought of
swallowing saliva is one of the symptoms of OCD. im been swallowing saliva
for every few minutes with my focus on my mouth. How can i stop this?
please help. thanks
Hi, thanks for your videos. I’m being treated by a world wide specialist
using index cards. writing down the thought, (the spike) and reading the
card ten times a day. So my brain becomes not so sensitive to the thought,
so when I get the thought, I don’t respond. My brain has permission to
spike about anything it wants. how does that sound? anything else I can do
in your opinion for treatment? and off subject, what kind of relationship
counselling to you offer? thanks
Hi Katie, very good way of explaining things.
I’m curious as to what your thoughts are on obsessive compulsive
Hi Katie d’Ath,
It seems that OCD can be so strong that it can make ideas seem totally real
that arn’t, the only way i know it isn’t is by deleditamising it by knowing
its 100% illusional (or whats the right word) delusional almost. Now i
have to be careful that that process is not a compulsion, it would be a
long time ago. So the idea surrounds the something/ nothing dilemma- why
is there atoms, existence and not nothing? is this simply not a stalling
idea in the slightest to everyone; is it still ocd? not the usual obs, i
know ;), thats if it is an obs you see, it may not be its always been a
bit differen’t. or is it actually differen’t? maybe its just as hard as
the rest of the ocd to delegitamise like when the feelings / thoughts
everyday things are strong. The reason i thought i’d mention this is
because i have had good therapy. But confusion remains with this idea that
is of pretty legit concern no? and so does the core which has always felt
differen’t. I don’t hear voices or think theres anything there that isn’t,
but this ‘core’ i describe feels almost delusional -outta being able to
I think this concept can be applied to other mental disorders.
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