Understanding OCD and Anxiety

A Simple Explanation of OCD

The Core Fear

It Matters How We Talk About OCD: The Importance of Using Language of Agency


Self-Help for Pure O and Compulsive Rumination

Understanding Pure O: You Are Not Having Intrusive Thoughts All Day, You Are Ruminating

Why Rumination is a Continuous Loop

Rumination is a Compulsion, Not an Obsession, and That Means You Have to Stop

How to Stop Ruminating

I Know How to Stop Ruminating but I Can’t Seem to Stop All the Time

How are You Justifying Rumination?

ERP Exercises for Compulsive Rumination

‘Thought Suppression’ Has Nothing to Do with Rumination, so Why Does It Feel like You Can’t Stop?

What to Do When You’re Triggered

Ruminating about Ruminating


Treating Other Types of OCD

Treating Sensorimotor OCD AKA Somatic OCD

When You Have OCD but You’re Not Afraid of Anything: Treating ‘Just Right’ OCD, Random Rituals, and Compulsive Behavior


For Therapists

Exposure is Never a Replacement for Response Prevention

Exposure Is About Learning, Not Habituation

ERP Exercises for Compulsive Rumination

Using Imaginal Exposure When Practicing ERP from the Perspective of Learning

Rethinking the Process and Treatment of Compulsive Rumination



Mark’s Gay and That’s It: A response to Mark-Ameen Johnson’s article about HOCD


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