Think Forward!!! | Part 1 (OCD Topic)
Being bothered by intrusive thoughts is a sign the brain needs bioelectrical support. Over 150 million adults worldwide have obsessive-compulsive disorder and find it difficult to manage their own thoughts. Are you the master of your mind?
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder severely limits the quality of life; fortunately, it’s
possible to restore mental harmony and rational thoughts.
“Every disease begins right here [points to the gut.] I mean right here.
I don’t care if you are blind, or if you are insane. It’s right here!” - Dr. Sebi
What is OCD?
People with OCD have obsessive thoughts that are difficult to dismiss unless they
enact compulsive behaviors (such as repeatedly checking locks or excessive hand
Everyone has intrusive thoughts occasionally (often from our inner critic) but
people with OCD are unable to switch them off. OCD has 2 main components:
Obsessive Thoughts are unwanted or distasteful thoughts or images that keep popping up in your head, making you feel anxious, uneasy, or otherwise negative.
Compulsive Behaviors are any behavior you feel the need to repeat on a regular basis in an attempt to relieve the obsessive thoughts.
Obsessions and Compulsions
Do you relate to any of these OCD subtypes? Does anyone you know show signs
of these coping strategies?
1. Contamination OCD
Obsessions - this is the classic OCD, with a constant fear of germs, bacteria, sickness, or fear of transmitting a disease to others.
Compulsions - regularly washing one’s hands, constantly cleaning the same spaces, avoiding other people for fear of germs or getting sick.
2. Harm OCD
Obsessions - thoughts of suicide or self-harm, thoughts of hurting or killing others, thoughts that you killed someone else but can’t remember doing it.
Compulsions - staying away from places where a person could harm themself, such as tall buildings, ledges, train stations, locking away things that could be used as weapons.
3. Hoarding OCD
Obsessions - worrying that you might need a currently-useless item sometime in the future.
Compulsions - collecting items that usually don’t have a lot of value, having one’s home filled with many hoarded things.
4. “Just Right” OCD
Obsessions - worrying that something just doesn’t feel right (even if it can’t be clearly defined), striving for perfectionism.
Compulsions - repeating the same behavior, again and again, re-writing the same list of items, continuously organizing things in meticulous detail.
5. Loss of Control OCD
Obsessions - fear that one will lose control of a situation, fear that one will lose their sense of identity, worrying about offending other people.
Compulsions - constantly second-guessing one’s actions or speech, censoring what one says, staying away from people, putting the (imagined) needs of others first.
6. Relationship OCD
Obsessions - constantly searching for a new potential partner, questioning how right their current partner is, fearing being stuck with an incompatible partner.
Compulsions - constantly browsing dating apps, comparing one's relationship to other people’s, questioning if the good times with one’s partner was “real.”
7. Unwanted Sexual Thoughts OCD
Obsessions - having unwanted, perverse, or inappropriate sexual thoughts, worrying about one’s sexual orientation, worrying that one may act in a sexually violent way to others.
Compulsions - constantly trying to suppress unwanted sexual thoughts, seeking gender role validation, seeking reassurance about sexual orientation.
People with OCD misinterpret unwanted thoughts, believing they are personally
significant and represent one’s true nature. They feel unable to ignore, override or
detach from these thoughts.
“That negative message, that acid state influences the brain and the central nervous system, it changes the image in your eyes. You do not see with your eyes. Your eyes is only the lens that your brain looks through.” - Dr. Sebi
This post was written by: Barry Nembhard
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