Helping break stuck patterns. CBT & Exposure Therapy Specialist in OCD/Anxiety. My social media ac I’m passionate about working with clients who are willing to work hard on areas of life that just aren’t working.
Specialized in OCD and Anxiety, through CBT and Exposure Therapy, I have years of focused training, education, experience, and positive outcomes in these deeply demanding domains. I am uniquely equipped to dig into solutions when there is great confusion about what to do. A strong framework has been developed to be a “Specialized Generalist” in addition to my main areas of focus. What this means
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Sensitive therapists will incorporate your faith concerns ethically into therapy. You might have to ask some good upfront questions to determine if they are a good fit for you!
I had a visitor in my office.
~15% failure rate may be optimal for learning a new task. What?! Yep! How might this translate to doing exposures?
@hubermanlab hubermanlab.com: "Provided they don’t comprise safety, errors during learning are terrific because they increase activation of the neural circuits that increase alertness. It makes sense, right? If you perform something correctly, why should your brain take notice? When we make errors, it feels “stressful,” but that is just an increase in attention that puts us in a much better place to perform and execute learning-related behaviors the next trial—meaning on the next attempt. Computational modeling data suggests that an error rate of ~15% may be optimal and can help determine how difficult we should make a task. But don’t worry too much about those specifics. Instead, keep doing repetitions and when you mess up, capitalize on it by doing another attempt (and another) while your forebrain is in that maximally attentive state."
Laughing at anxiety takes away its power.
Less Frequently Discussed Subtypes of OCD out now! https://youtu.be/i1A8gGAxT9g
Saharah Shrout, MA, LPC-S and I break down many experiences that are lesser known, but more common than you might think!
OCD may threaten you, but you don't have to listen.
Learn to see catastrophic thoughts for what they are and don't give undue credit to them.
Join us for the 2nd Annual Faith and OCD Conference!!!! May 9th! I'll be speaking/moderating several sessions.
OCD can latch onto anything, including holding the sufferer hostage to its compulsions. Break free! Don't fall for the trick!
While church may provide plenty of triggers if you have OCD, for healthy churches, you have the opportunity to get two things: 1) opportunities to do really good exposure work and 2) you can grow closer to God! These aren't mutually exclusive.
OCD centers on faith often, but it is not a problem of faith in and of itself. HOWEVER, you can still growth your faith by treating the disorder!
A powerful guest blog. Read, relate, and/or give support to those who suffer! Getting knocked down is only part one of the story. What we do in response makes all the difference.
Scrupulosity in OCD, particularly, can find fault in any feeling of doubt or uncertainty. Don't let it intimidate you!
Laughter is medicine....even if it's AT your therapists' antics! We gotta find the fun.
Thoughts are thoughts. Whatever you have a thought around, you can choose how to respond.
Just right obsessions are no joke, but here's a humorous depiction of how awful a room can feel when they kick in.
THIS Tuesday night, 6-7 pm CST, join us for our roundtable on and !!
Watch out for the insidious re-check. And check again. And check again- IT'S A TRAP!
Thinking about thinking about thinking about thinking....don't get stuck!
When we push our fears away, it's a lot like kinetic energy- it comes right back in our face. However, learning what is healthy and what is not is key to success in anxiety treatment!
"We had a deallllllllll!" (George Costanza)
Help if you feel stuck- learning how to hear God and ignore the noise. I hope it helps --> justinkhughes.com/jog
OCD is a bully. Don't get stuck arguing with it. Notice the thought/feeling/sensation/urge/impulse, accept that it's there, move on.
Maybe old dogs can learn new tricks....The newest article examining current research- and as always, positive implications for YOU!
Play it loud.
⏰Time-Saving OCD Shortcuts- learn 'em to save you time- and heartache. New article out justinkhughes.com/jog
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