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Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Mindfulness-Enhanced CBT Approach to Regaining Control and Restoring Peace of Mind

Author: David J Keuler Ph.D.

Publisher: Guillon Press

ISBN 10: 1734344806
ISBN 13: 978-1734344806

Are you suffering from intrusive and repetitive thoughts, images, or physical sensations? Have your attempts to avoid or escape this torment failed to produce lasting and much-needed relief? In this groundbreaking effort, Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder accomplishes what no book to date has accomplished: seamlessly integrating mindfulness-based interventions with state-of-the-art, exposure-based tactics in a self-help format.

In this innovative and exciting contribution to the field, Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder teaches a game-changing strategy to help you regain control and restore peace of mind. Dr. Keuler speaks directly to the serious student of OCD and offers a detailed, step-by-step program to achieve meaningful success and lasting gains.

Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder begins by taking the reader on an insightful journey into the inner workings of a mind overrun by OCD. Readers are then taught how to pause, turn their attention inward, and develop calculated responses that promote healing. Through the use of multiple tactics, readers learn to tap into millennia-old wisdom drawn from Buddhist philosophy and combine that wisdom with rigorously researched cognitive-behavioral interventions.

Mindfulness tactics include:

•Opening to all inner experiences
•Generating curiosity and wonder
•Observing in an uncritical and nonjudgmental manner
•Stepping down from old familiar ways of responding
•Letting go of resistance and internal battles
•Embracing silence in response to thoughts, images, and sensations
•Accepting the presence of OCD by cultivating a non-reactive stance
•Integrating essential meditative practices
•Bringing determination and patience
•Tapping into courage
•Exercising self-compassion
•Learning to trust
Cognitive-Behavioral tactics include:

•Self-guided exposure and response prevention (ERP)
•“Meditative Exposure”: How to sit quietly and face OCD head on
•“Mindful Exposure”: How to win back avoided activities and situations

Drawing upon twenty years of experience, Dr. Keuler expertly guides those who desire a more sophisticated and in-depth approach to getting better and staying better. If you are looking for something new, unique, creative, and compelling, Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder delivers a much-needed breath of fresh air and an abundance of hope.

Praise for Healing from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder:

“This insightful and beautifully written book fills a void in the world of OCD. Dr. Keuler speaks directly to OCD sufferers, applying CBT Western psychology and the Eastern tradition of Mindfulness to create a unique recovery program. He begins by providing an in-depth inquiry into the fear-filled world of OCD. He then walks the reader, step-by-step, through a well-organized and comprehensive program of healing. Dr. Keuler does not offer superficial techniques that don’t get to the heart of the matter. Rather, he trusts that every person with OCD has the capacity for curiosity, patience, self-compassion, and courage. By tapping into these qualities, his approach can—and has—changed lives. And although this book is addressed to sufferers, it offers mental health professionals a rare opportunity to be guided in their work by a masterful and creative innovator. Healing from OCD would be a valuable addition to any OCD therapist’s library.”—Sherrie Vavrichek, LCSW-C, author of Compassionate Assertiveness