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Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully

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“The most empowering OCD book I have ever read.”
—Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head

Don’t just survive—thrive. In Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, two experts in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) offer a blend of mindfulness, humor, and self-compassion to help you stop dwelling on what’s wrong and start enhancing what’s right—leading to a more joyfu
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by New Harbinger Publications
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Lady Heather

I found this book to be very informative, well written, and easy to understand.
Someone I love has been diagnosed with OCD (compulsive-with intrusive thoughts) and has undergone therapy to learn to live with this disorder.
This book, however, teaches extra tools to be "mindful" to live in the present non-judgementally.
It also teaches meditation techniques and tricks to help stay ahead of the OCD so the person living with it doesn't feel paralysed by the disorder.
I learned a lot from this book.
Nancy Baker
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
In all honesty, I entered this contest in hopes of winning this book for my daughter and I did. I must confess that I didn't read it, but just gave it straight away to her. At age 40 her OCD tendencies and anxiety issues are becoming more prominent. One of her daughters, age 8, is already showing great signs of OCD. My daughter was SO excited to receive this book in hopes that she and her daughter can both receive some helpful and positive tricks to leading a more stress free life and ease the a ...more
My husband has obsessive compulsion disorder and it really affects him mentally. He has his rituals and compelling behaviors and repeating them over and over. I found this book to be very informative in explaining OCD but also giving an in depth study of the disease and how to overcome it. It will not be overcome in a week, month or even a year. It will be a continuous process. This book contains many tips and tricks in overcoming OCD. It also explores self compassion, mindfulness and meditation ...more
Ben Rauscher
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
True to OCD form, I read a lot about OCD. And I have to say that this is some of the best material I’ve read on the topic. It is probably geared a bit more toward people who have read a fair bit about their condition, but anyone would benefit a lot I think.

I picked up a good number of tips I hadn’t learned before. They’ve already been pretty helpful. I will warn, though, that to get something out of this book you should plan to work on the exercises, and schedule out for yourself time to do the
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
I do not believe I have OCD, so that's my first disclaimer. This book was written to help people who have OCD via understanding, tools, skills and tricks for working with it. Being someone who doesn't experience these things in the same way, it's unfair of me to state how effective or ineffective someone with OCD would find this book.
From an outside perspective, it seemed empowering, and as someone who suffers other anxiety disorders, I was able to relate to some of these things.
I like very much
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
For those suffering with OCD, this is a great companion to combatting the rituals of the disorder, by developing mindfulness over your condition and learning how to recognise signs of relapse. It has several different stand-alone sections, which can either be read in order or as and when you need, including mindfulness, self-compassion. I would recommend this book to sufferers who have sought other treatment primarily, whether that is medication and / or therapy such as CBT, as mindfulness alone ...more
Julie S.
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great self-help book for people experiencing OCD, their families, and the therapists who work with them. The authors both have been diagnosed with OCD and offer personal insights into those techniques that have worked for them. This book is focused on strategies for coping with OCD, specifically through Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), rather than understanding the etiology behind it. This book provides a great hands-on approach, is very readable and engaging.
Laura Hanby
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My therapist, who is an OCD specialist, highly recommended this book. It offers a lot of everyday tips and tricks to supplement a CBT/ERP treatment plan.

I found this book very interesting and plan on using some the ERP games and self-kindness techniques in my daily life. To be honest, I often let maintenance of my ERP skills slip when I am going through low symptom periods. This offers some great techniques for that everyday maintenance.

Highly recommend!
Marc Mannheimer
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Tough read -- for someone with OCD. The book only introduces mindfulness as a tool for maneuvering through OCD, but weighs heavily on ERP (exposure, response prevention) tools, which can be grueling for someone with the disease.
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book, which is a short, easy read, would not only be useful in helping students or clients with OCD but also has good mindfulness tips for anyone looking to reduce stress in their lives
***I received my copy through Goodreads Giveaways.***
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I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and read through some of it when I realized my oldest granddaughter could greatly benefit from this book. It has great ideas to help those with OCD, and she has begun using some of the tips and techniques in the book, and is pleased with the outcome. I recommend this book to anyone suffering with OCD, or anyone you may know with OCD!!!
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Jon Hershfield, MFT, is the director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore in Hunt Valley, MD. He specializes in the mindfulness-based and cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder and is licensed in the states of Maryland, Virginia, and California. Hershfield is coauthor of the books Everyday Mindfulness For OCD and The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD and is the au ...more