A Quick Intro To OCD
Many think that OCD is a mental illness that can’t be cured. The stigma states: “If you have it then it’s for life”. Let’s make a few things clear. First of all, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is not a mental illness. It is a symptom of anxiety which is caused by fear. Were you born with it? At the age of 2 years old would you wash your hands until they bleed? Of course not! It is something cognitive (learned or adapted) that you’ve developed with time and for that same reason it can and will end if you really believe so.
When you experience high levels of anxiety, your subconscious mind orders your conscious to make these rituals that you do, in order to “deal” with the fear you’re experiencing. If you keep things you don’t really need (Known as Hording), then you’re obviously afraid that if you throw it away, something bad might happen. If you wash your hands every 5 minutes then you’re afraid of contamination. Now, over time you became so obsessed with your fears and with trying to solve them, to a degree that you are now confused and stuck in a loop, but, there is a solution, and a natural one too!
Confront One Phobia at a Time!
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to confront your fears and won’t stop until your 100% better than great! But, do it correctly! Before jumping in to the deep water, get used to the shallow ones first. What I mean is don’t go ahead and confront all your fears at once. Work according to a system.
I always recommend building self esteem first and understanding that fears don’t exist. Fear can’t and will NOT kill you, even though you may think that way. To prove to you that fear doesn’t exist think of your condition for a moment. Let’s say (for the sake of argument) that you are afraid of germs and your best friend is afraid of heights, but you aren’t. I think you know where I’m going with this…
You can be on the highest building looking down without panicking while your friend would pee in his pants, and vice versa. There’s my point! Fear doesn’t exists it is personal. Now, once your friend builds his self confidence and self esteem, for this particular fear, he’ll be able to slowly confront the fear of heights, but it all starts from wanting. If you don’t want to or you are afraid that it won’t work, then that’s exactly what will happen, it won’t! I’ve taught thousands of people, and still do; the secret of quickly and effectively overcoming fear and anxiety.
All I ask from you is to believe that you can, and you will live anxiety free!
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