Exposures vs. Being Exposed for OCD
Did you know there is a difference between doing an exposure or using ERP and just being exposed? ? I hear many individuals say that they've been doing exposures when really they've just been exposed.
Do you know the difference?
Let's go through the difference between being exposed vs. doing an exposure and make your ERP more effective.
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.
Being Exposed vs. Doing Exposures For OCD
How To Do Exposures For OCD
How To Step Closer To OCD
You've probably heard me say, "Seek Uncertainty" but what does this really mean? You may think of this as a way to move closer to your OCD fear. This is exactly how exposure and response prevention works.
Let's go through how to move closer to your OCD fear or topic and lean in a little further.
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How exposures work for OCD
Exposure and response prevention works for OCD and Anxiety. I use a fun way to explain why exposures work and what happens in your brain. Kinda! ? Pretend your brain is a grassy field!
How exposures work for anxiety
Why exposures work for OCD
What Is OCD?
You've probably ran into those tests that say:
"If this bothers you, you may have OCD: Take the test."?
Let's go through what OCD is and what it's not! I show how I respond to those who are quick to say, "we all have a little OCD in us." or "I wish I had OCD, then I could keep my kitchen cleaner."
OCD is not a joke. It is a serious condition. ?
??Bloopers at the end! ??
OCD Is Not A Joke
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. ?
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Nathan Peterson specializes in working with OCD and Anxiety related disorders and has done so for the past 7+ years.