“Let the intrusive thoughts just be?” “Don’t object to the scary things going through my head?”
Yes, you heard your therapist correctly.
Think about a beach ball: if you push it down under water, it pops right back up. Thoughts that you resist only persist. So how can you be aware of your thoughts, resisting the urge to fight them?
If you have 5 minutes, watch this video…
Dr. Weiner shares a few metaphors that she often uses to describe OCD and OCD treatment. For more OCD resources, treatments, and support go to https://www.intrusivethoughts.org/ OCD 3 is a web series that brings professional perspectives to the OCD community so sufferers can make healthy decisions and lead better lives.