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Self-Help Tips For OCD

Self-Help Tips For OCD

As we know, anxiety is triggered very easily with OCD as you worry about dangers that you fear will happen. Here are some tips to help with your OCD:


  • Learn and practice a relaxation techniques, deep breathing, mindfulness meditation
  • Be proud of your efforts, how far you have come and how well you are doing
  • Never analyse obsessive thoughts
  • Always face up to the anxiety & don’t be fearful of it
  • Remind yourself the thoughts were irrational the last time, so they are now
  • Use these coping tips at any time, and in any place
  • Never be complacent and take your OCD recovery for granted
  • Obsessive thoughts pass so remain calm and take your mind of them
  • Don’t rely or expect others to push you or motivate you
  • Remember the problem is the compulsions not the anxiety
  • At the beginning of your day remind yourself of your coping techniques
  • Always tell your therapist if new thoughts appear
  • Trust your own reactions to how you think and never analyse
  • Don’t be surprised when old or even new obsessive thoughts occur
  • Never tell yourself that one or more slips up means you are a total failure
  • Stay motivated even when things get difficult or you have a set-back
  • Be patient and go at your own pace
  • Never procrastinate. The time is now for you to move on
  • Don’t be hard on yourself. Nobody is perfect
  • Never seek reassurance as it can be a compulsion
  • When you encounter a challenge, be positive and face it head on
  • Always expect an obsessive thought at any time or any place & don‘t let it throw you
  • Focus and take every day one day at a time
  • Accept the anxiety of risk as it is part of enjoying a normal life
  • Tell yourself an obsessive thought isnt helpful right now and think about it later
  • Always expect an obsessive thought at any time or any place & don‘t let it throw you
  • Obsessive thoughts are never an emergency
  • You deserve to be happy and not to suffer

What should you do if you think you need help?

If you think you need help then get in touch today to speak to a qualified therapist by calling us on 01482 750405, or complete our online form to book a free phone consultation.
After which we can get you booked in for your first therapy session immediately. Sessions are available from 9am until 8pm every day including weekends at a convenient time to suit.
Before you know it you will be feeling relaxed, talking with the therapist about how you’re feeling and on your way to living a happier life.