Quote from Ocdandme on February 3, 2021, 4:14 pm
Swallow on purpose, stop at halfway mark and allow it to be uncomfortable. Also you can agree with thoughts that come up or challenge them. Like for example...if I'm aware of my breathing or swallowing, I think what if I stop breathing or what if I choke on food and die? Well, that's a what if thought rooted in ocd and panic for me. So I'd write down the thought, rate the anxiety one to ten (suds) and ask questions like has this ever happened, etc search challenging thoughts on youtube. Doesn't matter if it's ocd or no. Face and challenge it all.