OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This means that a person has an obsessive thought which is followed by compulsive action. I am sure most of you know this by now. However there is one type of OCD that is harder to deal with. That is a Pure O. The name means pure obsession which means that the person has only obsessions and no compulsive actions.
Here is an example of the Pure-O type thought process:
A person is walking on the cement tiles down the sidewalk
Thought 1- if I step on a crack something bad is going to happen to … and it will be all my fault.
Thought 2- did I just step on a crack?
Thought 3- I am not sure but I think I wanted to, that means I am a bad
And on, and on
Obviously it is irrational thinking but the fact is that as a person is walking they are having these thoughts. So technically they are not performing any compulsions and only are obsessing in their mind.
It is harder to treat this type of OCD because the doctor can not tell the patient to stop a physical action but rather to stop a thought which is a very different type of treatment.
I hope this gives you enough of an overview of what a “pure o” is all about.
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I would just like to say a massive thank you to Ali Greymond for all of her help and support through what had to be one of the hardest and most fearful times in my life. Hell sounded appealing to what I was living with- false memory OCD! I’m very private and the thought of telling someone my intrusive thoughts was agonising. I listened to Ali’s shows on YouTube and I knew the best person to help me was her, Ali made me feel so comfortable, I never once felt as though she was judging me in anyway in fact she made me feel the opposite like I was normal and none of this meant anything. She gave me the tools and skyped me every day I felt like She was in the next room the support was amazing. This wonderful lady changed my life, it’s hard work and determination daily but if there’s one person that can help you recover from OCD it’s Ali Greymond. She’s amazing at what she does and me and my family are blessed we found her because I don’t know where I’d be now. Thank you Ali your programme is amazing. (L.)
I came to Ali with a severe case of contamination OCD. Ali graciously offered me an introductory session free of charge. When I asked her when we could start, she said “how about today”? I liked that she was that proactive and willing to jump in immediately. I looked at the packages she offered and signed up immediately for the “Severe OCD” package, because that accurately described the state I was in. Ali almost immediately became my anchor, my support system and friend through this very frightening and lonely disorder. With Ali by my side, I had hope for the first time and I made strides that even surprised me. I was amazed at how quickly I started to recover. It felt like magic to me.
Having been a fellow sufferer herself, she truly understands the disorder. I felt that Ali intuitively knew when to push me through a fear and when to back off. When she felt that I was not ready for an exercise she told me. When she felt that I could push through a fear, she told me and 100% of the time, she was on point! This was extremely important as feeling in control is such a huge element of this disorder. I would recommend anyone suffering with this disorder to work with Ali. She helped me get my life back and that is priceless. (J.)