Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment for OCDMarch 13, 2014
Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment for OCD
Mindfulness is fast becoming very popular as a treatment choice for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Mindfulness is about training oneself to live in the present moment as oppose to being on auto pilot and not aware of the present moment. Many sufferers of OCD spend much time lost in thought, and in ones imagination. Mindfulness also can help a person to change their relationship with both thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness can help a person to develop a healthy mindset of reality. Much of the problem with OCD is predicting or what we call fortune telling. This is due to the person having a very creative imagination and also highly emotionally sensitive nervous system. We believe that much of the human race has become addicted to thinking. We can spend much time in ones head thinking about the future or reflecting on the past that we can miss the present moment.
Part of our 5 Day Intensive treatment courses for OCD, include educating our clients the art of Mindfulness. It can help a person to break the habitual cycle of mental rumination which is often problematic for many OCD sufferers.
There are many great books on Mindfulness. The ones that we recommend are books written by Jon Kabat Zinn. Learning about mindfulness can help one to become diffused from their OCD symptoms and change their behavioral responses to obsessions.