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

Neuroscience 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 your emotions to make decisions when triggered. Since most people with OCD have insight, you probably understand [...]

2022-04-07T13:08:25-04:00April 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|