Scrupulosity is a beast but did you know there is REAL treatment. Scrupulosity can make people believe that they are bad people, that they are sinning, that are never good enough. Let's go through the only evidence-based treatment for the subset of OCD; Scrupulosity. ⠀
As always, bloopers/mess ups at the end to show that none of us are perfect and never will be.⠀ ⠀
DISCLOSURE: Although I am a licensed therapist. This video is not intended to replace medical advice. This is for information purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a local mental health professional.⠀
How To Do Treatment For Scrupulosity
Treatment For Moral Scrupulosity
How to ACT like OCD has no power
When someone uses exposure and response prevention and are facing their fears; they essentially are acting like the perceived fear/threat doesn't matter. Thus taking power away from it. I have individuals pretend they are in acting or in film school. It is time to do their final project in front of the class. You have to prove that the fear you are facing through ERP does not scare you. Depending on how you act, facial expressions, body language and the effort you put into it; would they believe you? What grade would you get for your final project?
How to teach OCD whos the boss
How to teach anxiety whos the boss
OCD is like a magic trick
OCD is like a MAGIC TRICK! It will entice you to figure out how it's done. Your brain goes into problem-solving mode. Sometimes it won't stop until there is a conclusion. This is EXACTLY what OCD does! It draws you in and sends you through loops until you gain certainty on your OCD fear or topic. Watch me do some real magic tricks and figure out if you are getting fooled by your OCD.
The following topics are covered:
Remember to "Face The Unknown"
DISCLOSURE: Although I am a licensed therapist. This video is not intended to replace medical advice. This is for information purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a local mental health professional.
OCD can trick you
OCD can fool you
Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.