The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD
Lean Into Your Fear, Manage Difficult Emotions, and Focus on Recovery
by Kimberley Quinlan
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Pub Date 04 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 01 Oct 2021
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
A compassionate guide to help you manage OCD symptoms, overcome feelings of shame and stigma, and revitalize your life!
If you're one of millions who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you're all-too-familiar with feelings of anxiety, panic, shame, and uncertainty. In addition, the stigma associated with OCD can make you feel unworthy of receiving the compassion and kindness you need and deserve. You may even experience unwanted intrusive thoughts that result in harsh self-judgment-which can actually hinder your recovery and lead to additional mental health problems. So, how can you break this destructive cycle and start feeling better?
The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD outlines a step-by-step program to help you understand the emotional experience of OCD, and develop the tools you need to manage your disorder and build a better life. Drawing on a powerful combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and compassion-focused therapy (CFT), this breakthrough guide will teach you how to balance intense emotions, lean into your fear, and focus on recovery. Over time, you'll learn to replace self-judgment with kindness and self-compassion, so you can stop suffering and start thriving.
Living with OCD can be extremely challenging, but it doesn't have to rob you of your self-worth. You are so much more
than your disorder! Let this book be your guide to discovering, supporting, and loving the best you that you can be.
“Kimberley Quinlan is a wonderful advocate for self-compassion. Having met her, compassion is something she emanates from her very being. She integrates exposure and response prevention (ERP) and self-compassion in her work with people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and is now showing how important and useful self-compassion is for OCD recovery through this book.”
—Stuart Ralph, child and adolescent counselor and psychotherapist, and host of The OCD Stories podcast
“Healing becomes possible when we realize we don’t have to believe our thoughts. The exercises in this comprehensive and accessible workbook offer those suffering with OCD guidance in meeting mental stories with a patient, forgiving, and wakeful presence. The fruit is a true taste of inner freedom and well-being.”
—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion