The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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New Harbinger Publications, Dec 1, 2013 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts.

Despite the fact that OCD can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, getting real help can be a challenge. If you have tried medications without success, it might be time to explore further treatment options. You should know that mindfulness-based approaches have been proven-effective in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. They involve developing an awareness and acceptance of the unwanted thoughts, feelings, and urges that are at the heart of OCD.

Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts.

 

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Contents

FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
MINDFULNESS AND
THE BRAIN THE MIND AND
MINDFULNESS AND COGNITIVE THERAPY
MINDFULNESS AND BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
MINDFULNESS AND COMPULSIONS
MINDFULNESS AND CBT FOR SPECIFIC OBSESSIONS
CONTAMINATION
RESPONSIBILITYCHECKING
JUST RIGHT
HARM
SEXUAL ORIENTATION OCD HOCD
PEDOPHILE OCD POCD
RELATIONSHIP OCD ROCD
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ACCEPTANCE ASSESSMENT ACTION

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Jon Hershfield, MFT, is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders using mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy (MBCBT). He is also the associate director of the UCLA Child OCD Intensive Outpatient Program at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, moderator of a popular online discussion board devoted to fostering a better understanding of OCD with primarily mental rituals, a professional contributor to multiple online OCD forums, and a frequent presenter at the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation’s annual conference.

Tom Corboy, MFT, is the executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, which he founded in 1999. He is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in MBCBT for the treatment of OCD and related anxiety-based conditions. In addition to his work with individual clients, he has trained and mentored many post-graduate interns, has presented at numerous conferences held by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and has facilitated weekly therapy groups for adults with OCD since 1997.

Foreword writer James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist in private practice specializing in OCD and related disorders. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and has presented internationally on OCD, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other topics.

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