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

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

How Are You Justifying Rumination?

What to Do When You’re Triggered

Ruminating about Ruminating

You Stopped Ruminating but You’re Still Thinking About Your Obsessions All the Time

Treating Sensorimotor OCD AKA Somatic OCD


For Therapists

Always Start With Response Prevention

Exposure Is About Learning, Not Habituation

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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