When helping people recover from OCD in you have You Have OCD Support Program, I give them a very quick way to identify whether or not a thought is OCD. In this article I will give you a series of questions
you can ask yourself to distinguish when you are having an OCD thought. Once you know the thought is OCD you can treat it as an OCD thought and not ad a valid fear.
It may be helpful to print this list out and have it with you. The simple fact that you have it with you will remind you to identify your thoughts as OCD and not just blindly feed into the OCD fears.
Here are the questions you need to ask yourself:
1. Is this thought accompanied by severe anxiety or fear?
2. Am I doubting this thought as OCD or do I suspect that this thought might be OCD?
3. Can I classify this thought into one of these common OCD themes?
1. Harm OCD
2. Relationship OCD
3. Religious OCD
4. Homophobic OCD
5. False memory OCD
6. Contamination OCD
7. Responsibility OCD
4. Have I experienced a similar type if OCD thought in the past?
5. Do I feel an extreme desire to have figure out if this thought is valid or not?
6. Our of people closest to me, is there anyone who would agree that this thought actually represents something I should worry about?
If the answer to most of these questions is yes, then you need to start viewing this thought as OCD. Do not fear it. There is nothing to fear because the thought does not represent you or your true self, it is just a symptom of an illness called OCD. Use this list every time and you will definitely start to get over
these thoughts a lot faster. This is great first step to take on your path of overcoming OCD.
“The OCD Recovery Program has high recovery rate because of continous text support throughout the day between Ali Greymond and her clients. She guides you through the difficult moments and pushes you to fight for recovery. You are never going to feel alone in your daily battle against against OCD and as long as you follow the program, you will recover.”
OCD Recovery Program Testimonials
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.)