Everyday Mindfulness for OCD (eBook)
This everyday guide isn’t just about surviving with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)—it’s 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. The daily exercises, tips, games, metaphors, and mantras in this guide not only ease the suffering OCD causes, but also highlight each reader’s unique assets and strengths in order to improve relationships and live a better life.
“The most empowering OCD book I have ever read.” —Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Stopping the Noise in Your HeadDon’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 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, 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.