Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully
By Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely
This everyday guide is just about surviving with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) & about thriving. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, two experts in OCD team up to teach readers how mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion can help them to 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 is possible to not only live with the disorder, but also live joyfully. This practical and accessible guide will show you how.
In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, you will 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, and much, much more.
Living with OCD is challenging; but it doesn't have to define you. If you are tired of focusing on how you are 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.
Jon Hershfield (Author)
Jon Hershfield, MFT, is the director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in Hunt Valley, MD. He specializes in the mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and is licensed in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and California. Jon is coauthor of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and author of When a Family Member Has OCD. He 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 OCD-related support groups and blogs.
Shala Nicely (Author)
Shala Nicely, LPC, is a CBT therapist in metro Atlanta, GA, specializing in the treatment of OCD and related disorders and anxiety disorders. She was the keynote speaker for the 2013 IOCDF conference with the story of her triumph over OCD, \u201cIs Fred in the Refrigerator?\u201d Shala promotes the power of turning personal challenges into service to others as an Advocate for The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance. She is cofounder with Jeff Bell of Beyond the Doubt, an initiative dedicated to helping people learn to thrive through uncertainty and the fear and doubt it creates.
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30 Nov 2017
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The most empowering OCD book I have ever read. — Reid Wilson, PhD, author of 'Stoping the Noise in Your Head'