Pure O Ocd: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Author: Chad Lejeune



Let go of the struggle and obsess less. With this unique guide, you’ll find the tools you need to get unstuck from obsessive thoughts, overcome fears, feel more grounded, and live a life that truly reflects your values.

Pure obsessional obsessive-compulsive disorder, or “Pure O” OCD, is a subtype of OCD that is characterized by intrusive thoughts, images, or urges without any visible symptoms. These “hidden compulsions” can include constant reassurance seeking, obsessive regret or worry, and may involve avoidance, excessive preparation, and thought rituals. They can also cloud your judgement, causing you to make decisions based on fears and compulsions instead of your values. But trying to stop or change these fearful thoughts only leads to more anxiety and fear. So, how do you break this obsessive cycle?

Grounded in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and written by a renowned ACT and anxiety expert, “Pure O” OCD explains the cognitive fusion underlying your obsessive thoughts, and how it can lead to social anxiety, not feeling good enough, panics and phobias, and even other disorders–all of which then reinforce the fusion in an unhelpful, positive feedback loop. Using the five skills in this book–labeling, letting go, mindfulness, purpose, and acceptance–you’ll learn how to finally break free of the struggle, worrying, and avoidance that keep you stuck.

With practice, you’ll find that you can counter your anxiety and obsessive thoughts with your own, values-based narrative, and learn how to better accept your thoughts and feelings, so that you can proceed freely and purposefully toward a life that reflects what matters most to you.

ISBN: 9781648480409
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Pub Date: 01/2023
Format: Paperback

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