Contamination OCD

Contamination OCD is a type of OCD with which the sufferer feels like he or she may have got or will get an incurable or severe disease. The person often comes up with a scenario in which he or she may have
somehow gotten contaminated or have contaminated others. For example a person who works in a hospital may try to avoid touching anything when she gets home in order to prevent her house getting contaminated. Another example may be a person who avoids touching doorknobs at all costs to prevent from getting a particular type of illness.

Here are some common traits of contamination OCD:

A person with this type of OCD will always be afraid of a particular illness and not worry so much about other illnesses.

A person with contamination OCD will often worry of others catching an illness either from them or from what they view as contaminated object. They are worried that if that does happen it will be the
sufferers fault and they will be responsible.

The sufferer will go above and beyond what is considered standard safety precautions to ensure that they or others do not come into contact with contaminated objects.

A sufferer of contamination OCD will often have their doctors perform tests to ensure that they do not have a particular illness. Most of the time they are not satisfied with just one test and require more reassurance.

They spend a lot of time researching their feared illness to try to figure out whether they or their loved ones are in danger of it. This type of research gets them nowhere and set them up for more OCD because they will still be unsure and no amount of research or doctor knowledge will feel like enough.

If you doubt whether or not you are suffering from contamination OCD, ask yourself these questions:

1. Am I doubting this as an OCD thought?

2. Is this thought repetitive?

3. Does the thought bring on extreme anxiety?

4. Do I feel the urge to solve this thought and figure out whether my fears are valid?

5. Are you the only person you know who would go to this extent to ensure hour own safety or safety of others?

If you answer yes to these questions it probably means that you have contamination OCD.

If you are suffering from this type of OCD it is important to recognize it as OCD. Once you do, you need to react to it without fear. After all, you are not in danger; you are just experiencing a symptom of OCD. To make these thoughts go away start to view them as OCD and not as valid fears. Once you do that, the thoughts will lose their power over you and will go away.

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

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    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Why Are Your OCD Thoughts Not Going Away?

All the OCD sufferers know how difficult it is to make an obsession stop. Once an obsession gets stuck in your brain, it is nearly impossible to make it leave. So the person gets very anxious and thinks “why is this happening to me?” In this article I wanted to explain “why you”. Why this obsession is not leaving. Why it is stuck in your head and why you are stuck with it.

You need to understand that you are causing your obsessions to stick. How?

What’s causing them to hang around is you giving them importance and viewing them as real. When you view them as real your brain gets a signal that this thought is important (it is not). Your brain also interprets your anxiety to mean that the
thought has a negative impact on your life (content of the fear. Example: getting AIDS, cancer or whatever your OCD fears are.)

So now you have sent a signal to your brain that the thought is important and scary and can impact your life in a real and a negative way. As protective mechanism your brain starts to send you the thought again and again to make sure you are aware of the threat. It has no idea that the thought is false and that you have OCD. It behaves as if the thought was real. Scientific data proves this.

So how can you send the right signals to your brain?

This part of the brain doesn’t understand logic. It only understands actions and emotions. To change the interpretations of the brain you need to change your reactions to OCD thoughts. Here is what you should act like when a thought strikes:

-accept the thought as a false OCD thought. Do not react to it with fear. Why would you fear false OCD thoughts?

– do not try to figure out the thoughts. By trying to solve your fear and make sure it is not real you are showing your brain that you are actually considering the fact that the thought is real. If you consider that the thought is real, the brain will consider the possibility to send you more anxiety about the content of the thought. So do not even let in a possibility that it is real.

– do not ask for reassurance.

– do not avoid anything because of your thought.

– live your life as if the thought is not there.

If you do these things I promise you that your thoughts will never stick around for long. Stay strong!

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

First of all as an ex OCD sufferer I realize how difficult it can be to deal with someone who has OCD. You will need to be extremely strong if you want to help them. So here are the things that you can do right now:

1. Stop giving them reassurance. If they repeatedly ask you same thing over and over again you need to calmly tell the person;

“I have already answered this once. You are seeking reassurance because of your OCD. I care about you and I know that reassurance seeking is bad for your disorder. To help you recover I am not going to reassure you anymore.

2. Stop following their avoidance. If this person ask you to participate in an OCD ritual such as doing things to prevent their feared situation from happening you must say no.

Here is an example:
A person with OCD may ask their family members to wash their hands more than needed to avoid getting an illness. The person may demand that certain places or people be avoided because of OCD. You cannot follow their OCD no matter how much they ask you. You must stay strong. In order for them to get better they need to face their fear and realize there is nothing behind it. It is just an irrational fear.
Talk to them calmly. Here is what you should say:

“I understand that you want me to follow what OCD dictates but I am not going to do that because it is detrimental to your progress. I care about you and want you to recover from OCD. This is why I can no
longer participate in these rituals.”

It is very important that you get across to them how much you care about them. Most of the time people with OCD feel unloved and alone. By showing them that you are not going to follow their OCD you are forcing them to face it too.

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Responsibility OCD

Responsibility OCD is the type of OCD with which the sufferer is always worried that his actions will have impact on others. In most cases the other person is someone who is very dear to them and who they care about.

People with responsibility OCD have a strong sense of guilt that follows them everywhere. They make it their duty to ensure that they prevent every possible bad scenario from happening.

For example, a person who has responsibility OCD will see a banana peel on the street and if they don’t pick it up will worry all day that someone stepped in it and that now it is their fault that an innocent person may have gotten hurt.

The sufferer of responsibility OCD will have a hard time killing flies or doing anything else that cause harm to another creature, no matter how big or small.

This goes far beyond the “normal” standards and even though they sufferer is trying to do good, it causes them a lot of anxiety.

The main trait is that the person always worries that if they do not follow what OCD tells them they will be a bad person and that if something goes wrong it will be their fault.

To get over this type of OCD you need to first understand that we are all human and are only responsible for ourselves and those under our care. Sometimes we all can make mistakes but it is impossible to prevent every possible scenario from happening.

You also need to recognize that you are a good person who cares deeply for safety and well-being of others. You need to understand that these feelings of guilt are not real and are just a symptom of your OCD. You will not be able to move on in your recovery until you stop attributing your guilt to yourself. You need to attribute it to your OCD.

Just like with any other type of OCD the two things below must never be done if you want to completely recover from OCD:

Reassurance Seeking

Do not ask others or research anything on the topic that gives you anxiety. Remind yourself that your thought is an OCD thought, let it be there and do not seek reassurance from within yourself or from someone else.
For more on reassurance seeking check out you have OCD radio broadcast
HERE.

Avoidance

Do not avoid any normal activity because of your OCD. This includes things such as driving, going out or interacting with other people. By avoiding things you are letting OCD win. Live your life as you would without OCD in order to get over OCD.

By not falling into these two traps you will slowly start to recover from your obsessions and will win the war against OCD. It will not be easy at first but with time and effort you will be able to get over 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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Cheating OCD

What is Cheating OCD?

There are many different types of OCD. Cheating OCD is a type of OCD that revolves around relationships and the fear of one partner cheating on the other. Even though most people are to some degree are weary of the cheating in the relationship, this OCD fear goes above and beyond that. There are two subtypes of this OCD.

Two Subtypes of Cheating OCD.

In the first subtype the person thinks that they may have cheated in the past or that they are about to cheat. This thought causes extreme anxiety. The sufferer feels like he or she can’t enjoy the time spent with their partner because they are constantly thinking about their OCD fears. The compulsive action in this subtype is constantly retracing what the person did and analyzing one’s own thoughts and desires. If your OCD revolves around the thought of you cheating you may feel the need to seek reassurance from the person who you think you have cheated with to make sure it’s not true.

In the second subtype the person is worried that their partner has cheated on them or is about to cheat. The compulsive action in this case would be to monitor the partner very closely and to try to find clues to the suspected cheating. You may try to see if your partner has cheated by analyzing what he or she said or how they acted in a particular situation.

Both of these subtypes are very common. I described them in detail so you know that if you have the Cheating OCD, you are not alone and you are not going through this alone. I have helped many people with cheating OCD in our private sessions though You Have OCD Support Program and I can tell you for a fact that you can overcome this. It does take some work and it is not easy but it is curable.
Follow the five steps below to overcome this OCD once and for all.

How To Get Over Cheating OCD.

Step 1.

ANY thought that deals with cheating and that you doubt as OCD, is an OCD thought. Label it as an OCD thought. Say this to yourself as soon as you get the thought:

-Is the thought about cheating?
-Am I doubting whether or not this thought is OCD?

If the answer is yes, IMMIDIATELY label it as OCD.

For more indepth information on how to get over OCD,  check out How To Get Over OCD ebook.

Step 2.

Do not react to any of the Cheating OCD thoughts with fear. Your fearful reaction is what powers up these thoughts and makes OCD stronger. Instead, react with indifference and allow the thoughts to just be there.
Say to yourself : “I don’t care if I have this thought for the rest of my life because it’s not real and is only OCD.”
This will shift the power from OCD back to you.

Step 3.

Recognize which of your actions are compulsive and are done because of your Cheating OCD. Make a list of them and do your best to not do them. The less actions you perform the weaker your OCD will become. At this point it might be automatic to perform certain compulsive actions, so it will take some time to stop doing them. Take it one day at a time but do your absolute best to stop performing them. This is your recovery and you need to focus and put effort into it.

Step 4.

Do not seek ANY reassurance from your partner or from anyone else. This one is very hard but if you keep seeking reassurance you will not get better. For more information on how reassurance seeking makes OCD worse, listen to You Have OCD Radio broadcast HERE or below.

Step 5.

If your partner knows about your OCD talk to them about this specific type of Cheating OCD. Explain to them that this is not about them but about your disorder. In many cases the partner may feel like you don’t trust them because they don’t have OCD and they don’t fully understand the amount of anxiety that goes along with these thoughts. You need to be patient with them. Tell your partner that if they see you asking for reassurance or performing a compulsive action that they need to tell you to stop and to remind you that in order to progress you need to not do these compulsive actions.
The most common compulsive actions are seeking reassurance and confessing something you think may have happened.

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

OCD During Pregnancy

Pregnancy OCD is very common type of OCD. Most women who have had OCD before pregnancy will focus on the pregnancy as the center of their obsessions.

For example, if a person had obsessions about catching an incurable illness such as AIDS, that fear will likely be multiplied during pregnancy. Same goes for any kind of OCD fear.
The reason why the women feel worse during pregnancy is that they feel like now that they are pregnant they are responsible for not only themselves but also for the baby. This brings on additional guilt that is present in most OCD fears.

The other side of this is that pregnancy has very serious hormone fluctuations and this can make OCD much worse. It is simular to when you have your monthly cycle and you feel anxious and irritable.
So what to do if you are pregnant and you are having severe OCD fears?
First of all, don’t take the fears seriously. I know it’s hard, but this is what you need to do if you want your OCD to go away. It is the proper therapeutic response.  Remind yourself how many times you had OCD fears that have not come true. Allow those fears to be there, do not try to resist them. After all, they are not real, so why would you pay any attention to them?

Here is an example:

A woman with OCD is scared that she some how infected the baby with some incurable illness. She starts to go over the situation and obsess that this may be true.
What she should doinstead, is say to herself that this thought is OCD because:

– it is repetitive
– it brings on anxiety and guilt
– you doubt whether this thought is OCD or not.

I can guarantee that if you are in this situation and you are reading this article you are having these 3 “symptoms” of OCD. So now that you know that this is OCD a thought , you need to react correctly. You need to show that you are not scared of this thought. To do that you need to ignore the thought no matter how real it feels.

You will probably feel a strong urge to reassure yourself that the situuation you fear is not real. Do not allow yourself to seek reassurance because this will definetly make this particular obsession get stuck in your brain.

Do the following:

-Every time you get an OCD thought that has to do with pregnancy, say to yourself: This is an OCD thought”
-Do not allow yourself to think back to the situation that created the thought to try to solve it. Just let it be, allow it to have the space in your mind. Say to yourself “I don’t care if this thought is here forever, it’s false anyway”.
-Remind yourself that you have no control over the thought but you do have control over the reaction to the thought and by controlling the reaction, you will make the thought unimportant and it will stop coming back to you. In this way you actually do control the thought.

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

OCD and Skin Picking

People with OCD often have other mental problems that accompany OCD. A very common one is skin picking. There are many different types of skin picking.

Most common ones are nail picking and picking at acne or other skin imperfections. Even though the two may seem different they are both ways of dealing with anxiety. The reason why people with OCD have a higher chance of getting these additional mental issues is because OCD brings on an extreme level of anxiety. The sufferer does not understand how to properly deal with it and feels overwhelmed. At this point the nails or the skin becomes an outlet of that anxiety.

I have had both skin picking and nail picking problems and I can tell you from my own experience that they are very difficult to overcome. For me, nail picking started a long time before OCD, way back in my childhood. Even now when I have my OCD under control I still struggle with nail picking. It has been so ingrained it is very difficult to break the habit.
Here are a few things I found helpful over the years that reduce the skin picking and give you more self control.

1. Keep your nails short and neat. If the nails look good you will think twice before ruining them.

2. Go to a salon and have fake nails put on. You will not want to bite the fake nail. Also the salon glue is stronger then the store-bought so if you forget and try to pick or bite your nails the glue will hold up.

3. Keep the cuticles nice and neat. Many people also bite the cuticle around the nail so if it is neat and healthy in the first place there is less chance of you wanting to ruin it.

4. Wear nail polish if you can’t afford fake nails. The effect is the same as in part 2.

5. If you pick you face it is a good idea to pit a sticky note on the mirror in front of which you pick so that when you get the urge to pick you will see the note and will get the opportunity to stop yourself.

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

David Beckham Talks About His OCD

He is renowned for his perfectionism on the pitch, but it seems everything has to be just right for David Beckham at home as well.

The England football captain has admitted that he suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – a complaint which drives sufferers to carry out bizarre and persistent rituals.

In a television interview, Beckham, 30, confessed to counting the cans of cola he keeps in his fridge.

He said the condition leads him to count clothes and place magazines in straight lines and symmetrical patterns. And he added that one of the reasons why he keeps having tattoos is that he is addicted to the pain of the needle.

Beckham said: “I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.”

With a carefully-placed plug for his sponsor, he went on: “I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere.

“I’ve got that problem. I’ll go into a hotel room. Before I can relax I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect.”

Asked if he had tried to rid himself of the condition, which affects two per cent of the population, he replied: “I would like to. I’ve tried and I can’t stop.”

The World Health Organisation rates OCD as one of the top ten most debilitating illnesses.

Beckham reportedly spends hours straightening the furniture, apparently buys exactly 20 packets of Super Noodles on each visit to the supermarket and wears a new pair of football boots for every match.

His wife Victoria, 31, has said: “Everything has to match in the house. If there are three cans of Diet Pepsi, he’d throw one away because it’s uneven.”

Secret

In the interview with Tim Lovejoy, to be broadcast by ITV in the run-up to the World Cup, Beckham said he had kept the condition secret from his teammates at Real Madrid.

But his battle with OCD was common knowledge amongst teammates at his previous club, Manchester United.

Beckham told how players Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and Gary and Phil Neville would barge in to his hotel room. “I thought they were just coming in for a chat. But then they’d go out and I’m thinking, ‘Something’s different here’. And then all the magazines would be all wonky.”

He added: “They’d have been in my wardrobe and all my trousers and my shoes would be all over the place. It was a joke with them.”

Beckham, who has 12 tattoos including the names of his sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, said: “Funnily enough, and I know it sounds weird, but I actually enjoy the pain.

“Victoria’s not keen on my having many more but they are addictive.”

Other famous OCD sufferers include Paul Gascoigne, Woody Allen, Harrison Ford, Emily Lloyd, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder. In an earlier era, Charles Dickens and Marcel Proust are also said to have been victims of the condition.

A spokesman for the charity OCD-UK hoped Beckham’s revelations would encourage other men to seek help with the condition.

“OCD is something which affects both sexes equally but it is usually the women who are brave enough to come forward for help,” he said.

“To people like Beckham who are considered perfectionists in what they do, that sort of mindset can be a benefit to their careers to a degree, but for the vast majority it is a seriously debilitating condition.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-381802/The-obsessive-disorder-haunts-life.html#ixzz0x5g6GePF

“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.)

OCD Recovery Program Options

Mild OCD

$200.00

    • 1 SESSION
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Moderate OCD

$400.00

    • 4 SESSIONS (WEEKLY)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW

Severe OCD

$600.00

    • 8 SESSIONS (2 SESSIONS PER WEEK)
    • 1 MONTH OF CONSTANT TEXT SUPPORT
    • HOW TO GET OVER OCD E-BOOK, AUDIO BOOK
    • START RECOVERY NOW