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Do you do on purpose exposures?

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Hi. I have a question. 
Do you do on purpose exposure for your pure-o ocd? 
I find this very difficult. When I just disregard the thoughts when they enter my mind (as Ali has said) I feel like I do the proper response (not with fear.) but after a while I get a feeling that I should do on purpose exposure and bring the triggering image to my mind again in order to expose myself, even thought I get this images, thoughts and feelings in my daily life thanks to my anxiety and OCD. 
What do you people think? 

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I don’t have pure ocd, but go slow with your exposures. I would recommend doing on purple exposures

youre ocd is going to feel as real as you let it be, but it’s never real, just tiny voices in our brain it’s our choice whether to listen to those voices or not 🙂

hope this helps!

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without a therapist assigning them, no. It can easily turn into a checking compulsion about feeling right with the thoughts or obsessing about recovering correctly and faster which brings on ocd about ocd. Just try to live your life as if you don’t have ocd in regards to thoughts coming in. In regards to doing something on purpose, stop avoiding. So if you don’t want to go x bc it triggers you, go there on purpose and then refuse to compulse. Don’t reassure yourself and don’t ruminate before during or after. I wouldn’t purposely show your brain the thoughts in an attempt to pretend they’re not important bc ocd can easily make that backfire on you and turn it into an obsession or compulsion. They’re already there the whole point of treatment is to teach the brain they’re irrelevant and can be there or not be there. Can affect your mood or not affect you mood. Whatever, it just can’t affect your choices of what to do because you’re the gatekeeper of your actions.

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Same poster as above but wanted to add: Learn to recognize that feeling and refuse a response to it. It’s the ocd trying to get you to care bc this thought, this image, this whatever is important and demands your attention. Once you’ve recognized some feeling thought urge whatever it’s there already you don’t need to bring it back. If you feel it again it means you did good in letting it go, let it go again and don’t engage. Eventually you’ll learn to stop checking if they’re still there at all.