Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Schwartz

By Jeffrey M. Schwartz

An expected five million americans be afflicted by obsessive-compulsive ailment (OCD) and reside decreased lives within which they're forced to obsess approximately anything or to copy an analogous job repeatedly. usually, OCD has been handled with Prozac or comparable medicinal drugs. the matter with medicine, apart from its fee, is that 30 percentage of individuals taken care of do not reply to it, and whilst the tablets cease, the indications constantly go back.

In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz offers an easy four-step approach for overcoming OCD that's so potent, it really is now utilized in educational therapy facilities during the global. confirmed through brain-imaging exams to really modify the brain's chemistry, this technique does not depend upon psychopharmaceuticals. in its place, sufferers use cognitive self-therapy and behaviour amendment to advance new styles of reaction to their obsessions. In essence, they use the brain to mend the mind. utilizing the real-life tales of tangible sufferers, Brain Lock explains this innovative procedure and offers readers with the foundation and instruments to unfastened themselves from their psychic prisons and regain keep an eye on in their lives.

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To most people with OCD, this realization alone comes as a great relief. Washing, checking, and other OCD rituals consume hours of time each day and make the lives of people with OCD miserable. People with OCD may even fear they are going crazy—they know that their behavior is not normal. Indeed, the behavior is apt to be foreign to their personalities or self-image. Yet until they learn the Four-Step Self-Treatment Method, they are unable to stop themselves from responding to the brain’s false alarms.

Since a brain problem appeared to be causing their intrusive urges, strengthening their will to resist the urges might actually change their brain chemistry, in addition to improving their clinical condition. Benjamin, a 41-year-old administrator in a large school district whose brain photos are pictured later, in Figure 3, suffered from a compulsive, time-consuming need to have everything in his environment clean and orderly to an abnormal degree. He recalls vividly having his brain photographed and then being shown proof that it was overheating.

King Solomon, Proverbs 16:32 You yourself must do the strenuous work. Enlightened Ones can only show the way. —Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 276 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: For whatever you may sow, that you will also reap. —St. Paul the Apostle, Galatians 6:7 God helps those who help themselves. —Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1736 1 Step 1: Relabel “It’s Not Me—It’s My OCD” Step 1. RELABEL Step 2. Reattribute Step 3. Refocus Step 4. ” The important point to keep in mind is that you must Relabel these unwanted thoughts, urges, and behaviors.

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