How to not be scared of needles
Nothing is like the real deal! We all know that. But, research has shown that we can use exposure and response prevention for the fear of needles. Here are some exposures that individuals may do. The point isn't to remove the anxiety, it's to teach your brain something new about the fear. That you're the boss and you can do hard things.
How To Stop A Panic Attack
Do you know what to do during a panic attack? Did you know there is treatment? It might look different than you’ve expected. Panic attacks can happen at any time and can often be mingled with stress, anxiety, or OCD. Let’s go through Panic Attacks, why you have them, and what to do with them.
What to do during a panic attack
Treatment for panic attacks
How To Know If You're In Real Danger?
When it comes to anxiety and OCD; individuals can get tricked to believe they are in real danger. The body sometimes doesn't know the difference between actual danger and perceived danger. Let's go through how to tell the difference between real and perceived threats. Additionally, how to send your anxiety back to it's home.
How to Know False Anxiety
Send Anxiety Back Home!
Social Anxiety vs. Being Shy
Did you know there is a difference between being SHY and having SOCIAL ANXIETY? Many think it is the same thing. It's important to know the difference or if you have a mixture of both. Are you ready to watch a video of me when I was younger? Take the test to see if you can recognize social anxiety or shyness.
How To Tell Social Anxiety
How To Treat Social Anxiety
What To Do When The WHAT IF Happens
Did you know that sometimes the "What If" happens? It did for us this past weekend. Our fear sometimes can come true. This is why individuals will do compulsions; to protect from the what-ifs. Most of the time, when the "What If" happens we can problem solve it pretty quickly. This is what we think the compulsion is doing, but really it ends up wasting hours of our time. ⠀
Do you know what to do when the WHAT IF actually happens? Let's go through how to respond to anxiety.
What to do when the fear happens
How to do exposures to anxiety
How to help someone with OCD
When it comes to those who struggle with OCD, their success in reducing symptoms often depends on efforts of family members, parents, friends, and loved ones. ??⠀
Family, friends, spouses, loved ones; this is for you. It's time to learn your role within your loved ones OCD treatment. We'll go through what to say when asked for reassurance and when you feel the need to accommodate.?⠀
As always, bloopers are at the end. ?
Parent help with OCD
How to stop reassuring with OCD
What is postpartum OCD?
Have you ever experienced unwanted thoughts or images about bringing harm to your child? Do you find these thoughts unbearable, gut-wrenching, and yet, you can’t control them from entering your mind?
Have you noticed that the more you try to get rid of them, the more often they seem to terrorize you?
You may struggle with postpartum or perinatal OCD. Lets go through what it is, the causes, and treatment!
Anxiety after pregnancy
What is Perinatal OCD?
What Is False Memory OCD?
False Memory OCD is not a well known subtype of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In fact it affects a lot of people around the world and causes them significant problems and anxiety. It is called “false memory OCD”, as there would be no actual evidence that something has happened. Those who suffer from this condition tell stories that they have done something very wrong, such as murder or rape, but there is a complete lack of evidence that they had committed such an act. Also, they would be hesitant to let these memories go, believing that, despite the lack of evidence, there is a chance that they did something bad, even feeling guilty about it and demanding to know the absolute truth.
Treatment for false memory OCD
False memory obsessive compulsive disorder
This week is OCD awareness week. The challenge to #FaceYourFear was given. I choose to do something that I avoided in the past. I no longer need to feel anxious waiting for the next opportunity to do this exposure. When it comes to OCD, exposure and response prevention is the gold standard treatment. I try to demonstrate through this video how to react to an exposure and do it purposefully.
How To Do Exposure and Response Prevention
How To Use ERP
How To Face Your Fears
Be more successful at school or work
School has just started! This can cause a great deal of anxiety and even depression. I wanted to give some tips on how to be more successful in school and work and to make your experiences more meaningful. It in turn it helps fight some of that depression and anxiety.
Reduce anxiety at school or work
Reduce depression at school or work
Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.