well as it was so intense, I’ve been figuring out what i need to do to
realise its the compulsion making the obsession an obsession. And
encouraging all the other symptoms.. Doesn’t matter how many times its
come back. I don’t go into the process of wanting to search for the ocd
thought par sei as its so confusing but really feel what you are saying
here. i guess the urdge is all encompassing.
Hey! when you get the chance check your inbox thanks. And this is a nice
Thanks for another great video Mark!
Yet another great video, thanks Mark! Btw, I don’t know if it’s just me,
but you seem to look “beefier” than usual in this video…Have you been
working out? Haha!
Mark, very helpful info, thanks man!
I got a question.
I’m doing the Schwartz method for combating OCD and the first step is
labeling and OCD thought identifying it. So going by what you said am I
doing wrong? Also my thoughts are OCD because they repeat over and over and
over they loop so I feel as if I do have to call them for what they are
Thanks for promoting your positive messages.
I believe OCD happens when a life circumstance surpasses the suffer’s
ability to solve or cope with the situation. Although the principles of CBT
or ERP clearly provides a way to break the vicious loop, a bottleneck is
present when the thought involves life-changing circumstances. For example,
if your work requires you to perform repetition and recall memories often,
such as the job of a mailman, to remove yourself from those situations or
intentionally allow anxiety to build up by not providing answers results in
one of the two consequences: 1). The more I do my job, the less comfortable
I feel in my own skin because I don’t enjoy it, or 2). If I quit my high
stress job, I will have to face even more stress without one. So the ERP
solution to this situation will require the person to not choose either
response, which basically means no change or get used to the life you don’t
What I’m trying to describe here is there are situations where making a
choice is mandatory. If the solution to recovery from OCD is to never
provide an answer and accepts uncertainty and all related consequences, how
is this person going to be able to make any choices in life when required
Where is your practice? What is the name of your website.
Thank you for this video. I have OCD and I’ve been struggling a lot with
labeling my thoughts. This video really made me sure that I don’t need to
worry about what thoughts belong to which part of the brain in order to
recover from OCD.
Hello, I watch all of your videos on YouTube, you’re the best when it comes
to OCD. I’m currently struggling with OCD, lately I will get a thought
(even a simple, normal thought) for example to mention a news story to a
family member or something similar. Then my brain sort of gets stuck on
that and I feel compelled to ask. But if you don’t ask, it makes you feel
like you’re avoiding. So it’s a damned if you do or don’t…compulsion or
avoidance. Or I will get a thought while talking to someone and feel
compelled to ask a question that I could normally ask anyway. Do you have
any advice for how to tackle this?
hi mark, i really enjoy watching your videos, ive come to the conclusion
OCD is wayy more widespread than we realise ! these days im doing lots of
chanting and meditation and that has really helped…. the thoughts are
less frequent… still there of course but ive become kinder towards them!
i figured i need to judge myself less and accept my “flaws” :)
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