The Complete OCD Workbook is just what it sounds like – it’s a book full of pertinent information on how to work through OCD.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Free Yourself From Intrusive Thoughts And Compulsive Behaviors.
The book begins with a rundown of what OCD is. I found it interesting to learn that there are different expressions of OCD. Some people may exhibit more than one OCD habit, while someone else may only have one symptom (for lack of a better word). Or, you might not even realize that some of your habits are ODC related.
There are many types of mental illnesses that have some sort of relation to OCD – including hoarding and various irrational fears. The checklist section at the beginning of this book will help you get a better understanding of the many forms of OCD and which ones may affect you.
Because it is a “workbook,” there are plenty of pages where you can go through and fill in information that will help you understand your illness and learn how to control your thoughts and urges.
I love that this book takes a holistic approach to free your mind – The author suggests using things like mindfulness, as well as treatments like ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). You will learn how to directly apply the therapies in this book into your life.
I like that it also includes exercises to help you be more aware of your actions and reactions, like keeping a list of your thoughts and how you reacted to certain situations. Then you look at how you could have reacted better.
Your OCD doesn’t have to control you. This book may be able to help. Just remember – do not stop taking medications without permission from your doctor.
I received this book free from the publisher, and this is an honest and unbiased review.