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High frustration tolerance training as part of Effective Treatment for OCD

March 29, 2014

High frustration tolerance training as part of Effective Treatment for OCD


Suffering with OCD can be exhausting and bewildering for both the sufferer and their loved ones. One of the difficulties that a person suffering with OCD experience is high levels of emotional arousal.

Often in many cases the anxiety becomes the very thing that people go to extreme lengths to try to switch off, by doing a compulsive behavior. The problem with this is the relief is only ever short lived. The sufferer becomes locked in vicious cycle of thought feeling followed by a behavior. .Trying to break this cycle can feel overwhelming to the sufferer. What people often are not aware of is that their solution to feel better becomes the problem. The brain is very habitual. The person develops a belief that the only way to turn off their anxiety is by doing the compulsion. Doing the compulsion only serves to reinforce their irrational core belief.

We help our clients to develop high frustration tolerance as part of our treatment programme for OCD. It is crucial that one develops high frustration tolerance when breaking the cycle. Sufferers get caught in a negative comfort trap. Fear of the feelings of anxiety can be overwhelming for sufferers. We use a technique called Disarming Anxiety so that the clients lose the fear of the sensations that currently overwhelm them,

It is our belief as OCD Experts that this is often overlooked during general Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment for OCD.

Our programme is effective and has been proven and its drug free.

How ever long you may of been suffering with OCD we can help you.

Call today to speak to one of our OCD Experts

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