The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1608828786
ISBN 13: 978-1608828784
If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts.
Despite the fact that OCD can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, getting real help can be a challenge. If you have tried medications without success, it might be time to explore further treatment options. You should know that mindfulness-based approaches have been proven-effective in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. They involve developing an awareness and acceptance of the unwanted thoughts, feelings, and urges that are at the heart of OCD.
Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts.
―Diane Davey, RN, MBA, program director, OCD Institute
―Kathleen M. Rupertus, PsyD, clinician, The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center, Delaware
―Jeff Bell, author of Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of OCD
―Lee Baer, PhD, author of Getting Control and The Imp of the Mind, and clinical professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School
―Jonathan Grayson, PhD, director of the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia
―Fred Penzel, PhD, psychologist and executive director at Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY
―Michael A. Jenike, MD, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
―Robin Zasio, PsyD, LCSW, author of The Hoarder in You and featured doctor on the television show, Hoarders
About the Author
Tom Corboy, MFT, is the executive director of the OCD Center of Los Angeles, which he founded in 1999. He is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in MBCBT for the treatment of OCD and related anxiety-based conditions. In addition to his work with individual clients, he has trained and mentored many post-graduate interns, has presented at numerous conferences held by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), and has facilitated weekly therapy groups for adults with OCD since 1997.
Foreword writer James Claiborn, PhD, ABPP, is a psychologist in private practice specializing in OCD and related disorders. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and has presented internationally on OCD, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other topics.