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A Ulysses Pact for OCD: Staying Committed to your Values Amid Second Thoughts and Difficult Emotions

A Ulysses Pact for OCD: Staying Committed to your Values Amid Second Thoughts and Difficult EmotionsLane Brooke Fahy, PsyDNeuroscience shows us that we make decisions based on both emotional and logical reasoning, and this is a good thing.1 We make better decisions this way.  The problem in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is that you, the sufferer, rely too much on [...]

2022-06-22T18:24:05-04:00April 7th, 2022|

Bandwidth by Gary Mitchell, LCSW

Clinicians often use analogies, metaphors, thought experiments, and humor in strategic ways to aid in facilitating therapeutic change. I would like to share with you a simple analogy I often use with individuals and families. The analogy encapsulates some of the principles that you have already been teaching your patients. They are principles that patients regularly forget to use [...]

2022-02-24T17:16:27-05:00February 24th, 2022|