Online Therapy for OCD

Online Mindfulness Therapist over Skype for Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) without relying on medications

If you wish to talk with a psychotherapist online, then please contact me to learn about Online Psychotherapy through Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression, addictions, OCD, PTSD, Emotional Trauma and other forms of emotional suffering not requiring medical treatment.

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Online Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) via Skype

Learn how online mindfulness therapy can help you overcome OCD

Conventional talk therapy can be useful, but often common talk therapy does not transform the the underlying process that is the real cause of your emotional suffering.

The same can be said for medications – the prescription medications may reduce symptoms for a while, but medications will not transform the underlying process that produces your anxiety or depression.

The type of psychotherapy that I offer is called Mindfulness Therapy, which can be quite powerful for managing chronic anxiety as well as for treating depression or other emotional issues caused by habitual reactive thinking. Most of my clients see dramatic reduction in the level of anxiety and depression after 3-4 sessions of Skype Therapy.

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How to Overcome OCD through Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional mindfulness therapist using a system of mindfulness therapy that I developed many years ago now, that’s extremely effective for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD. So, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for OCD basically teaches you how to break free from the habit of reactive thinking, that is falling into the stream of reactive thinking, of rumination or worrying that might get triggered in the minds.

This is a very important step in cutting off the fuel that that fuels anxiety or depression. So, OCD is simply the result of a process where we become habitually identified with thoughts, and when we become trapped in our thinking. The result is that the thoughts tend to propagate more thoughts and this amplifies the reactive thinking, which in turn amplifies the underlying emotional obsession or anxiety or depression that feeds the OCD. So, learning to break this habit of reactive identification is extremely important and is the principal focus of the mindfulness therapy that I teach online via Skype.

If you’d like to learn more about online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for OCD, simply go to my websites and then email me.

You can ask any questions you might have about mindfulness therapy for OCD and I’d be happy to explain to you how the mindfulness therapy approach can work for you. When you feel ready you can schedule a Skype therapy session with me at a time that works for you, and then begin to teach you how to apply mindfulness for overcoming obsessive thinking and for overcoming the anxiety and depression that’s associated with obsessive-compulsive thinking.

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Ow to Overcome OCD without Medications

Online Mindfulness Psychotherapy over Skype for Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) without using anti-anxiety and antidepressants

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Online Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD

Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional On line Therapist. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy for treating a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress, addictions and also for the online treatment of OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

So, how does Mindfulness Therapy work? Well, briefly, Mindfulness Therapy teaches you how to control the reactive thoughts that cause reactive-compulsive behaviors. We learn how to establish what is called a Mindfulness-based Relationship with our compulsive thoughts, so that we can hold those thoughts in our awareness without becoming overwhelmed by them. When we can do this, then we can start to examine the underlying emotion that duels the obsessive thoughts – and this is essential for the treatment of OCD.

Working with that underlying emotion using mindfulness allows us to change the structure of how that emotion operates in the mind. So, once you can change the underlying emotions, then you take the fuel away from the obsessive thinking and this then stops that obsessive thinking converting into compulsive behaviors.

So, if you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy for OCD, please contact me through my website. Send me an email and then we can discuss if Online Therapy for OCD is a good choice for you, and I will explain more detail about how this works, and then we can schedule a Skype Therapy Session for your OCD. So, please, if you are interested in Online Mindfulness Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, contact me now.

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Online therapy for OCD
Online therapy for OCD

How to deal with Obsessive Intrusive Thoughts – OCD Therapy online

OCD Therapy online for managing intrusive thoughts

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong, and I provide online therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also I offer OCD therapy online via Skype.

If you’re suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder, if you’re having problems with intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors, then you might like to try some mindfulness therapy. This training is very effective for helping you work with intrusive thoughts and behaviors by teaching you how to really change the relationship you have to your thoughts and the emotional impulses that feed those thoughts.

So the biggest problem that I see in OCD and also in addiction as well, is the tendency to become just blindly identified with our compulsive thoughts, with our intrusive thoughts. They get triggered and then we simply fall into those thoughts, we become identified with them. We become a prisoner of those thoughts. This is often described as emotional contraction. We contract into the thoughts we literally become our thoughts and that is the real problem with OCD, and during Online Therapy for OCD we learn how to fundamentally change this relationship by actually learning to meditate on our thoughts, those same intrusive thoughts that cause suffering. We hold those in the mind, but in a relationship of conscious awareness, or mindfulness, where we can hold the thought and not fall into it, not identify with it, but see the thought as an object in the mind.

So re-establishing this balance of seeing the thoughts as an object is quite central to breaking out of the trap of obsessive compulsive disorder. You really need to change the way that you relate to your thoughts. If you simply identify with them, that simply reinforces those thoughts and the underlying emotion that fuels the thoughts.

So if you like to learn more about OCD therapy online do please go to my website and email me with any questions you have and feel free to describe the particular form of OCD that you are struggling with and I’m happy to answer your questions, and we can schedule a Skype Therapy session at a time that works for you to help you manage your intrusive thoughts.

Most people see quite significant changes when they apply the mindfulness strategy that I teach themselves when they start applying it between sessions. Most people see quite dramatic improvements after the first three to four sessions. Once you get used to really seeing the thought has an object and not identifying with it then you will be begin to, essentially, neutralize that intrusive thought and the emotion underneath it. Once you stop feeding it, it will begin to lose strength, lose intensity, and eventually you will be able to break free from the effects of those intrusive thoughts and the compulsive behaviors that result from intrusive thoughts.

So if you’d like to get started with me, learning how to apply mindfulness for OCD, then please send me an email. Thank you.

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How to treat OCD without medication

How to treat OCD without medication

Welcome! My name is Peter Strong and I provide online therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety, for depression and also for working with obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.

So if you’re interested in online treatment for OCD without medications then do please go to my website and learn more about this online therapy service.

Mindfulness Therapy is very good for treating all forms of anxiety disorders because it teaches you how to work with your thoughts in a very direct and practical way, and that is essential in working with OCD.

We have to basically change the way that we relate to our thoughts. Some people teach that we have to overcome irrational thoughts. I do not agree with that. Whether the thoughts are rational or irrational is of no particular importance. What matters is the emotional charge of those thoughts and the nature of your relationship to them.

So typically when we experience an obsessive thought or an intrusive thought we become immediately identified with that. This is called reactive identification, and then we tend to react even further to intrusive thoughts by creating more thoughts that feed the first intrusive thought, and that is called reactive proliferation of thoughts.

So this is what typically happens out of habit for most people with OCD. But with mindfulness training and the methods that I will teach you during our online therapy sessions, you will begin to be able to break free from the compulsive aspects of those intrusive thoughts.

You do not require medication to treat OCD. Medication simply masks the intensity of the emotion, but it doesn’t do anything to change the underlying process that is causing those intrusive-obsessive thoughts to arise in the mind, and that’s what we address with Mindfulness Therapy.

So the first step is learning to be with your intrusive thoughts without becoming overwhelmed by them. And then when you establish this relationship with them, then you can begin to change the emotional component of those intrusive obsessive thoughts, and I will explain in great detail how to do this.

If you want to work with me, if you would like to learn how to overcome OCD without resorting to medications, then please go to my website and send me an email so we can schedule a trial therapy session for you.

With the mindfulness approach, because it is so practical and so focused on overcoming the underlying cause of your OCD, most people will see significant changes after the first three to four sessions with me. It doesn’t take that long to break out of these habitual patterns of reactive thinking and reactive identification with thoughts. It just requires some skillful guidance and then practice of the methods that I will teach you. So please contact me if this interests you and let’s get started. Thank you.

Can I Control OCD without using anxiety medications?

Online Mindfulness Therapy through Skype for Controlling Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) without using anti-anxiety drugs

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Online Therapist for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD Treatment Online via Skype

Welcome! My name is Peter Strong, and I am a professional On line Therapist. I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy for treating a range of conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress, addictions and also for the online treatment of OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

So, how does Mindfulness Therapy work? Well, briefly, Mindfulness Therapy teaches you how to control the reactive thoughts that cause reactive-compulsive behaviors. We learn how to establish what is called a Mindfulness-based Relationship with our compulsive thoughts, so that we can hold those thoughts in our awareness without becoming overwhelmed by them. When we can do this, then we can start to examine the underlying emotion that duels the obsessive thoughts – and this is essential for the treatment of OCD.

Working with that underlying emotion using mindfulness allows us to change the structure of how that emotion operates in the mind. So, once you can change the underlying emotions, then you take the fuel away from the obsessive thinking and this then stops that obsessive thinking converting into compulsive behaviors.

So, if you would like to learn more about Mindfulness Therapy for OCD, please contact me through my website. Send me an email and then we can discuss if Online Therapy for OCD is a good choice for you, and I will explain more detail about how this works, and then we can schedule a Skype Therapy Session for your OCD. So, please, if you are interested in Online Mindfulness Therapy for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, contact me now.

Online Therapy for OCD – How to deal with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Online Therapy for OCD

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional Mindfulness therapist and I offer online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also for obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.

OCD is a very distressing anxiety disorder for most people because they know that these thoughts, these intrusive repetitive thoughts, are irrational and are not productive in any wa,y but they feel completely trapped by them. You find that you’re just not able to persuade yourself, to stop thinking these intrusive thoughts and the intrusive thoughts have a very strong emotional charge to them which is what makes them so intrusive in the first place.

The emotional charge is what we need to work on and that is basically formed around anxiety or fear. This emotional charge is what makes those thoughts intrusive. And also of course these intrusive thoughts lead to repetitive behaviors such as repetitive compulsive handwashing or compulsive cleaning or arranging things in an orderly way over and over again.

Whatever the compulsion it has an underlying intrusive thought. an obsession, and that obsessive thought has underlying it a very intense form of anxiety of fear.

So, the path forward for online therapy for OCD is one of learning to apply mindfulness to neutralize and resolve the underlying fear that infuses the obsessive thoughts and the compulsions that result.

We do this by actually, surprisingly perhaps, meditating on those OCD thoughts. We choose to meditate on them, to bring them into conscious awareness. But on our terms. We choose to do so rather than finding ourselves being a victim of them.

We choose to meditate on them and then we choose to change the way that we relate to these thoughts. First of all, we learn to sit with the thoughts rather like sitting on the bank of a river learning not to fall in, not to become consumed by those thoughts, not to become identified with those thoughts and then act on them.

So, this is the first stage of mindfulness training, is learning to sit with your intrusive thoughts. The second part of that process of sitting with intrusive thoughts is learning not to react to them. So just as we learn to not identify with them, we learn also to not react to them with the common forms of reactivity which are avoidance and aversion. If you try to escape and distract yourself away from intrusive thoughts you will simply feed them and they will come back stronger than ever. And if you try to fight them with some form of willpower or aversion or resistance that too will simply strengthen the underlying anxiety and fear that fuels the intrusive thoughts.

What we need to do instead is generates a friendly and open relationship with the thoughts where we can hold them in the mind in a space of consciousness and friendliness, that’s what we call mindfulness, without becoming obsessed, without becoming caught in the thoughts and without reacting to the thoughts, which simply feeds the underlying fear or anxiety.

That’s the first stage. The second stage is investigating more about what actually creates that underlying fear that makes the thought intrusive, and that is whre we look at the imagery of the fear, of the intrusive thought, because emotion always works through some form of imagery, how you see it in the mind.

So for an intrusive thought, the imagery of that fear and the thought itself is usually very big and very close and very high, and that’s what makes it powerful, it’s imagery, the size of the imagery, the size of the imagery makes it more powerful if it’s large. If it is very small then it’s less powerful. Also the position of the thought is very important. So typically intrusive thoughts are always at a head level. They literally are like bees hovering around the head. So that position at head level is part of the structure of the intrusive thoughts and particularly the fear part of the thought. Remember, it is the fear that’s important. That’s what keeps the thought alive, it keeps it recurring over and over again.

So when we investigate this imagery of how the fear actually works we can begin to explore changing the imagery of how we experience, how we see these thoughts. When you change the imagery you change the emotion that’s associated with the thought.

So typically, what we practice doing is taking the thought which is charged with this fear and making it smaller and then moving it and putting it at a lower level, putting it on the floor. It is not possible to be overwhelmed by a thoughts if it’s the size of an ant and is placed on the floor. If you see it on the floor it loses all its emotional power. And this is part of changing the fear component of the intrusive thoughts. So during mindfulness training we practice doing this, we practice changing the imagery and diffusing the emotional charge, neutralizing it.

When you’ve done this sufficiently then those thoughts cease to be intrusive, they start to fade away quite naturally and the behaviors, the compulsive behaviors that develop from those obsessive thoughts also begins to subside.

So that’s part of the training that we cover in mindfulness therapy. If you would like to learn more about how to apply mindfulness to overcome OCD, do please email me and we can set up an online therapy session for your OCD.

With this approach, which is very practical and very focused, it will give you tools that you can apply yourself and so build on the skills of reprocessing your thoughts, basically. And that’s what’s most important, that you have the tools to do this, and that’s what I teach during online therapy for OCD. So please email me to schedule an online therapy session. Thank you.

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Where can I find online therapy for OCD?

OCD Therapy Online via Skype

OCD Therapy Online via Skype

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Boulder Colorado. And I offer online mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression and also obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you’re looking for online therapy for OCD I invite you to go to my website and learn more about this therapy service and about mindfulness therapy and then please contact me to schedule an online therapy session to help you manage your OCD.

OCD therapy online is very effective and most of my clients see quite substantial changes after the first three to four sessions of online Mindfulness Therapy. The key to working with us OCD is to learn how to change your relationship to your thoughts, to your beliefs, to your memories and to your emotions.

The biggest problem is that we simply become controlled by thoughts, we lose perspective. We become a prisoner of our thoughts and also our beliefs. So mindfulness training is the process of learning to break this imprisonment by thoughts. We do this by learning to meditate on the mind. This is called mindfulness meditation.

Mindfulness meditation is the process of learning to sit with your thoughts, emotions, memories and beliefs without becoming reactive, without becoming identified, without becoming controlled by the content of your own mind. This is absolutely essential because if you cannot establish a degree of freedom in relationship to your intrusive thoughts then you will be a slave to those thoughts and they will not change, because your reactivity will have the effect of reinforcing those thoughts and the emotion behind the thoughts. So, that’s the first step of mindfulness therapy, is learning to establish a balanced relationship with our intrusive thoughts. We do this by meditating on our intrusive thoughts, but consciously instead of in a blind unconscious manner.

And the second stage is one of working with those thoughts, and more importantly, working with the emotional energy underneath the thoughts that is making those thoughts intrusive thoughts, making them powerful, giving them the power to cause problems and cause you to be overcome by them. Working with the underlying fear is an essential part of breaking free from OCD. So the underlying emotion is the fuel that feeds those intrusive thoughts and the intrusive thoughts and beliefs are what get converted into compulsive behaviors. So really the root is to learn how to change our relationship to thoughts and then to resolve the underlying fear that fuels those thoughts. And this is what I will teach you during online OCD therapy.

So, if you would like to learn more, please go to my website. Please e-mail me with any questions you may have and let’s schedule a therapy session over Skype at a time that works for you. Thank you.

Can mindfulness therapy help me overcome OCD?

How to treat OCD with Mindfulness Therapy

How to treat OCD with Mindfulness Therapy

You have to treat the underlying cause, not just mange symptoms with drugs.

So, OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, is a problem in which we become prisoners of intrusive thoughts. Essentially we become prisoners of highly emotionally charged thoughts whatever they might be. There can be many many different types of obsessive thoughts or beliefs that we’re struggling with. But the key component here is that the thoughts are emotionally charged. So in order to overcome OCD you have to neutralize this emotional charge that makes those thoughts so intrusive. And that’s what we focus on during online Mindfulness Therapy sessions for treating OCD.

We actually learn how to meditate on those thoughts. We introduce those intrusive thoughts into the mind and then we learn how to change our relationship to those thoughts so that we can become the Observer observing the thought as an object in the mind instead of our usual habit which is to become identified with the thought and therefore become reactive and overcome by the thought.

When we become reactive and identified with intrusive thoughts that simply feeds those intrusive thoughts, it feeds the emotional energy behind the thoughts and that leads to proliferation of intrusive thoughts, which creates even more emotional suffering.

So when we are meditating on the same intrusive thoughts, we’re learning to break that pattern of reactive identification, we learn to see the thoughts without reacting. And that’s the first essential step in the treatment of OCD using mindfulness. We have to completely break the habit of becoming overwhelmed by the thoughts, we have to be able to learn how to sit with those thoughts without becoming identified with them. That’s an essential part of mindfulness training to overcome OCD.

A second part of working with the emotional content of the intrusive thoughts is to actually work with their imagery, and this is quite a novel concept to most people, but emotional imagery is very, very important. This is what actually creates the emotion that is triggered by the thoughts.

The imagery: how you see it in the mind. How big are the intrusive thoughts? What position does it have in your psychological space? Do you see it in the mind? Do you see it in the heart or the stomach? Do you see it in front of you or above you? The position of thoughts is part of their imagery and that’s an extremely important part of what makes those thoughts emotionally charged.

So the imagery is what creates the emotion and the emotion is what causes the thoughts to become intrusive and repetitive and prevents the thoughts from simply resolving themselves like other thoughts.

So we work with this imagery and we work on changing this imagery and when we change the imagery you change that emotional charge. When you change the emotional charge of a thought, the thought begins to subside and lose power in the mind.

So those are two parts of what I will teach you during online therapy sessions for your OCD, and the mindfulness approach works extremely well and most people will see quite substantial changes after three to four sessions of practicing mindfulness meditation on thoughts.

If you’d like to learn more, go to my website and please email me if you’d like to schedule a therapy session with me via Skype to help you overcome your OCD. Thankyou.

How to overcome OCD intrusive thoughts – Online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype

How to overcome OCD intrusive thoughts – Online Mindfulness Therapy via Skype

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I specialize in Mindfulness Therapy, which I offer online over Skype.

If you would like to learn how to overcome OCD intrusive thoughts, then Mindfulness Therapy is well worth considering.

The mindfulness approach that I teach is extremely effective for working with intrusive thoughts, with obsessive thoughts that basically seem to continue without any kind of break, that dominate the mind and that keep recur reoccurring over and over again.

Intrusive thoughts are quite problematic and are a source of tremendous suffering for people. So if you are suffering from intrusive thoughts and OCD in general, then you might want to start looking into mindfulness therapy for controlling these thoughts.

The basic principle for controlling OCD intrusive thoughts is to learn how to change your relationship to those thoughts. We must stop avoiding those thoughts. We must not indulge in any kind of distraction behaviors to try and avoid those thoughts and we must also change our relationship from one of aversion or hostility or resistance to one of friendliness and actually working with those thoughts in a non-aversive manner.

So, developing in a friendliness towards intrusive thoughts is really important. If you don’t and if you develop hatred for those thoughts or struggle with them, you will simply make them stronger. So, in mindfulness training we learn how to hold intrusive thoughts in the mind without becoming overwhelmed by them. We learn to actually see the intrusive thought as simply an object in the mind. We actually work on giving it an image and we make sure that we stay seperate and larger than that object image of the thought.

That’s the most important thing – changing the way that you see the thoughts in the mind. One common practice that we develop in mindfulness for intrusive thoughts is actually to imagine not only seeing the thought as an object in the mind, but actually moving the thought out of the mind and placing it on the floor, for example. Taking the thought and moving it is very effective for working with intrusive thoughts because it essentially makes the thought smaller and it prevents this problem of reactive identification where we become, if you like, consumed by the thought. When that happens the thought itself becomes bigger than we are. That’s what happens when we become identified with that thought, we shrink into the thought, we contract into the thought, and that we have to avoid at all costs.

So, by actively working with thoughts using mindfulness we can learn how to develop a balance in which we stay bigger than the thoughts, in which we stay in an expanded state of consciousness and the thought simply becomes a small object within that space, and then we can play with that object in various ways such as moving it.

This is a very effective technique that you can try yourself. Try moving the thought and move it to a lower level in your mind, in your visual field, in your imagination. Intrusive thoughts typically occur at a high level in the mind, usually at head level, and that position is what gives the thoughts power, emotional power. That’s what makes them so strong. When you move those thoughts from that position at eye level, at the head level, and move them and put them on the floor, that action of lowering the thoughts to a lower level greatly reduces the intensity of the thought.

So, by working with the intrusive thoughts in this way using mindfulness and creative imagination you can essentially disarm the thought, you take away its emotional intensity, and when you do that the thought ceases to stay in the mind, it begins just fade away quite naturally when you take away the emotional charge of the thought.

So, this is something you can try yourself. Greet the thoughts in a friendly way, that friendliness actually makes you bigger than the thought itself, it changes the imagery. Then take the thought and move it and put it on the floor and see how that works for you.

Can I get online therapy to help me overcome intrusive suicidal thoughts?

Online therapy for intrusive suicidal thoughts

Online therapy for intrusive suicidal thoughts

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong and I’m a professional psychotherapist specializing in mindfulness therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression and OCD and also I offer help for intrusive suicidal thoughts.

If you are struggling with intrusive suicidal thoughts, I invite you to go to my website and learn more about Mindfulness Therapy because that is one of the best approaches, in my opinion, for working with intrusive thoughts, in helping you break free from the grip of intrusive thoughts.

In mindfulness therapy sessions we actually focus on the fundamental problem with intrusive thoughts, which is that the way that we relate to these thoughts. Typically, the relationship is one of avoidance and aversion, resisting, struggling against those thoughts. But any form of avoidance of intrusive thoughts, including suicidal thoughts, and any form of aversion or resistance to those thoughts will simply reinforce them and cause them to repeat.

So, in mindfulness training we understand this and so we cultivate the exact opposite. That is non-avoidance and non-aversion. We develop conscious awareness of these thoughts and friendliness, which is non-avoidance, towards these thoughts. It’s really important to learn how to be with these thoughts and meditate on these thoughts and train yourself to become free from identifying with the thoughts and reacting to them with avoidance or aversion. It won’t just happen by itself you have to train to break free from intrusive thoughts and that is why we make great efforts to meditate mindfully on those thoughts. We actually invite them into the mind but for the purpose of training in developing non-reactivity towards them.

This might seem difficult, but actually it’s not that difficult when you approach these thoughts in the right way. Intrusive thoughts are basically habitual in nature and that habitual tendency is based upon the absence of conscious awareness. So when we create more conscious awareness around those same thoughts we actually take away the habitual component of the thoughts and this is really very important for the process of neutralizing those thoughts and breaking free from their influence.

If you’d like to learn more about how to work with suicidal thoughts using mindfulness therapy, then I invite you to go to my website and then send me an email and we can schedule a therapy session via Skype to help you learn how to apply mindfulness for overcoming intrusive suicidal thoughts. Thank you.

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How to cure OCD intrusive thoughts

The secret to curing yourself from distressing and often very painful obsessive and intrusive thoughts to to learn how to meditate on those thoughts and the emotional charge that is associated with the thoughts using mindfulness training. I will teach you exactly how to do this. The results are quite amazing and most of my clients see major improvements after 3-4 sessions with me.

How to cure OCD intrusive thoughts

Welcome! If you’d like to learn how to cure OCD intrusive thoughts then you might want to consider a few sessions of online Mindfulness Therapy with me.

Mindfulness Therapy is a very effective way of working with intrusive thoughts and obsessive thoughts in general. It helps you learn how to change the relationship that you have to thoughts in general, so that you don’t become overwhelmed by them, that you don’t become identified with thoughts.

That is the first key training in Mindfulness Therapy, is how to be with your thoughts without becoming reactive, without becoming identified with them, without allowing them to dominates the mind. It is possible to sit with your thoughts and see them as objects in the mind the same way that you could sit with a dangerous animal and watch it, without becoming overwhelmed with fear. We go to the zoo. We see animals in the zoo that could be very dangerous if we didn’t have a good relationship with them. In that case we are separated by the cage that the animals are in. It is possible to put your thoughts into a cage too if necessary.

But the thing is, when you work with your thoughts using mindfulness you can basically create the right internal situation whereby you can be with that thought without becoming overwhelmed.

So the primary way we do this is by actually meditating on our thoughts. We deliberately choose to meditate on our intrusive thoughts but we do it under controlled circumstances. We make the choice to invite this thought into the mind for the purpose of training with it, so that’s quite different.

The main problem with OCD intrusive thoughts is that they there’s no consciousness involved. They just arise spontaneously in a habitual conditioned manner and then create emotional suffering. But we can change that by choosing to invite a scary thought into the mind, but on our terms, and that makes all the difference.

So building a real relationship with the thoughts in which we learn how to become less and less reactive is a primary function that we develop during mindfulness therapy sessions. Another thing that is quite interesting and that I will teach you and show you how to do during these therapy sessions, is how to work with the imagery of the thoughts.

So any thought that has an emotional charge to it will have associated emotional imagery. The most simple example of that is that the emotional charge of the thought appears very large and very close and usually above us. That’s why we say “I feel overwhelmed” by the thought, because literally we seem the thought above us. And it has to be big in order to be overwhelming. And it has to be very close to be overwhelming. So the imagery of the thought is really quite important. Actually, I would say it’s vitally important.

When we meditate on our thoughts consciously we get to see this imagery and when we see the imagery then we can change that imagery because all emotional imagery is a product of habit, of conditioning, and habits can be changed when we develop a conscious relationship with the habit. So we look at the imagery of our emotions, our emotionally charged thoughts, and we help change that imagery and diminish the emotional charge of the thoughts.

So this is working with the emotions underneath the thoughts in a very productive and positive way that leads to the resolution and basically the healing of the thoughts so it no longer has that emotional charge that makes it intrusive. So this is a very effective way of working with obsessive thoughts, with intrusive thoughts, and for basically neutralizing them so that they don’t catalyze compulsive behaviors which is the second stage of OCD.

After the intrusive thoughts comes compulsive behaviours. But those behaviors are powered by the emotional charge of the intrusive thoughts.

So if you would like to learn more about how to cure OCD, how to basically neutralize those intrusive thoughts and break out of the very scary place that OCD intrusive thoughts create, do please send me an email and let’s schedule a trial therapy session via Skype, and I will show you how to work with your thoughts using mindfulness. It is by far the most effective method out there, besides CBT, and most people that I work with see quite dramatic changes within the first three to four sessions. So please contact me and let’s schedule a session. Thank you.

OCD Treatment without medication – Online Mindfulness Therapy

OCD Treatment without medication – Online Mindfulness Therapy

Welcome. My name is Peter Strong. I’m a professional psychotherapist based in Boulder Colorado and I offer online therapy by Skype for the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression and also obsessive-compulsive disorder.

So if you’re interested in learning how to treat OCD without medication then please go to my website and learn more about the methods that I use.

I teach Mindfulness Therapy which is extremely effective for helping you control the patterns of habitual negative thinking and helping you manage intrusive thoughts.

Mindfulness teaches you how to change these patterns by changing the way that you relate to your thoughts. And this is a central part of managing OCD.

OCD is primarily, if you like, a thought disorder. It’s characterized by obsessive thoughts and repetitive thoughts and sometimes very distressing thoughts that keep reappearing in the mind.

The problem is that most of us become either completely identified with these thoughts, and that’s the equivalent of falling in the river of thoughts that gets triggered in the mind, and that simply feeds the river of reactive thinking. Or we react to the thoughts with fear and try to run away from the thoughts or try to suppress them in some way or try to distract ourselves from those thoughts. And this kind of reactivity also feeds the underlying anxiety that fuels these intrusive thought patterns.

What we have found from years of testing is that what really makes the difference is when you can change the relationship to your thoughts to one that is based on mindfulness, that is being able to stay as a conscious observer observing the thoughts without reacting to them and without identifying with them. When you can do that, that’s the equivalent of learning how to stand on the bank of the river and not fall in. And that’s a central part of mindfulness training.

Whether the thoughts are there is not the issue. It is how you relate to the thoughts. That is the issue that causes OCD.

So that’s the first thing I will teach you: how to change the relationship you have to your thoughts, how to be able to actually create a relationship that is not based on fear but is based on friendliness. This is what it really heals reactive thinking, when you can actually smile at those thoughts and not allow yourself to become afraid of them.

Mindfulness teaches you how to do that and I will show you in great detail exactly how to do this, and I will teach you how to apply mindfulness for working with obsessive thoughts.

If you’d like to learn more then please go to my website and contact me with any questions you have and contact me to schedule an online therapy session.

So you can most certainly treat OCD without medication. Medication might provide a temporary fix, a temporary reduction in the symptoms of that compulsive anxiety, but medications will not change the underlying psychological habits that create those thoughts. For that you need some form of psychotherapy, and in my opinion the most effective and cost-effective psychotherapy for working with intrusive thoughts and with the anxiety that fuels those thoughts is Mindfulness Therapy.

So I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in overcoming your OCD without relying on medications. Thank you.

If you would like more detailed help with working with intrusive thoughts using Mindfulness Therapy then do please email me and we can schedule a Skype therapy session to help you overcome your OCD intrusive thoughts. Thank you.

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Does this interest you? Send me an email now. Tell me about yourself and how I can help you. Schedule a trial session via Skype now.

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