Don't just survive- thrive . In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, two experts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) offer a blend of mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion to help you stop dwelling on what's wrong and start enhancing what's right-leading to a more joyful life.
If you've been diagnosed with OCD, you already understand how your obsessive thoughts, compulsive behavior, and need for rituals can interfere with everyday life. Maybe you've already undergone therapy or are in the midst of working with a therapist. It's important for you to know that life doesn't end with an OCD diagnosis. In fact, it's possible to not only to live with the disorder, but also live joyfully . This practical and accessible guide will show you how.
In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you'll discover how you can stay one step ahead of your OCD. You'll learn about the world of mindfulness, and how living in the present moment non-judgmentally is so important when you have OCD. You'll also explore the concept of self-compassion-what it is, what it isn't, how to use it, and why people with OCD benefit from it. Finally, you'll discover daily games, tips, and tricks for outsmarting your OCD, meditations and mindfulness exercises, mantras, affirmations, and much, much more.
Living with OCD is challenging-but it doesn't have to define you. If you're tired of focusing on how hard" living with OCD is and are looking for fun ways to make the most of your unique self, this book will be a breath of fresh air.
About the Author:
Jon Hershfield, MFT, is a psychotherapist who specializes in mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, and is licensed in the states of Maryland and California. He is director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in Hunt Valley, MD, and coauthor of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD . Hershfield is a frequent presenter at the annual conferences of both the International OCD Foundation and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a professional contributor to multiple online support groups for OCD.