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6 July 2014 - 18:58

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Hi guys;has anyone found anything helpful along the way ?something that the rest of us could benefit from?cheers dave.

6 July 2014 - 22:50

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Have a look at the topic that I've just posted called My tips for succeeding with OCD. . .

I have also found Mindfulness helps to reduce the associated anxiety so allowing me to implement the CBT that I was previously taught.

7 July 2014 - 2:58

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Hello, 

Four steps in brain lock.  I am forever changed, not cured but overcame the ocd.  

9 July 2014 - 12:05

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Hi everyone!,im gonna ask u all again ive had a few replies but tell me wat has helped u to deal/improve ur ocd thanx Dave

9 July 2014 - 12:31

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Hi Dave

One technique I tried and it seemed to calm me down was I created a folder on the desktop nothing in the folder but I had a message on the very front saying (Mind won't make you) I felt this did in-fact helped as I always needed to remind myself of that one.

Each time I turned on the computer I could see the message right away.

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Hi grams88,wat does it mean tho ?Dave

9 July 2014 - 18:33

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Hi Dave

Good question, I tend to have feelings that I will act out on the thoughts but I know deep down I will not. (The message is bassically sort of reminding me that your minds not going to make you do anything bad). It was like each time I saw something horrible in the news that could trigger my ocd, I always would start to panic just in case I was going to do that also).

Basically it's another way of saying (You are not your thoughts) but with different wording.

Do you have a saying that makes you feel a bit more relaxed? By all means write it on in a notepad on the computer if you can create a folder then rename the folder what ever message you want it to say. It's like each you turn on the computer you have a little reminder there telling you ocd is not you.

Hope that's helped.

9 July 2014 - 19:38

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Hi there, I use a screen saver... On windows XP, there is provision to use a marquee setting, in which I have typed a slogan. It goes across the screen as a screen saver. The slogan reads 'A disarmed cross contamination trigger is harmless to me, and therefore, others too. So there is no need to worry, at all, so Relax... It comes up onto the screen if I do nothing for a couple of minutes, perhaps pondering an ocd problem too long... It just flashes up in front of me where I sit. Hope this helps a bit.

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9 July 2014 - 20:01

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Thanks grams88 and wannabefree ,ur rite ur mind isnt going to make u do something and its just a thought ,thats a good idea to remind urself like that ,il have to think ov something cheerd Dave

10 July 2014 - 13:30

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Have a look at  the following Well I tried CBT and it didn’t work, so what do I do now?????  by Lynne Drummond, it was one of the sessions at this years OCD Action conference and contained many useful tips for proceeding if you are struggling to use CBT.

10 February 2015 - 14:06

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thanks truddles il look at that