Hey guys so... this last Sunday my wife and I were called to be in charge of some young kids for our church (we watch 18 month to 2 yr old kids while their parents go to classes. Anyways, it's been one of my irrational fears to be accused of doing something inappropriate with a young kid. Anyways I thought it would be a good exposure therapy for me and I am with my wife so I have support.
My recurrent thought is that I did something inappropriate with a young person in two specific cases and my mind thinks I deserve to suffer for like 20ish yrs until I can no longer be convicted of something even though I know 99.999% I did not do it, but my thoughts keep telling me I need to keep those Instances fresh in my mind in case I'm accused, I cant forget them in the least or my mind might try to distort them in the future when I try to recall the thoughts and then I went be able to defend myself. It's crazy I know :/ any tips ?
Does anybody have some suggestions for when you are currently weighed down with guilty/negative intrusive thoughts but still need to be productive. How do you do it ?? I need suggestions I'm in medical school and need to be productive, but suffer from some constant negative anxious feelings about the future but I cant let it get to me or I'll fail out of school :/ any tips from my ocd family ??
Eh I'd work with a therapist on this one if you can. Erp is exactly as it sounds, something to elicit the fear, hold the fear and dont di the compulsion u til the fear subsides. Not sure how to help you with this particular obsession though.
I think you have to ask yourself why cheating is wrong, your thoughts as to cheating being wrong are causing you distress. Then, when you want to avoid the distress remember, think of how the average person avoids cheating and do t hold yourself up to a higher standard than that.