The OCD Recovery Center
Statistics suggest that even with carefully targeted medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy, a substantial percentage of OC-Spectrum patients do not receive substantial relief from symptoms. It becomes important, then, to develop technologies for long-term self-care and lifestyle management. One such tool is the use of daily meditations.
Meditations and affirmations can serve multiple roles. They can act as reminders of skills that one is developing through the exposure and response prevention behavior therapy process. They can reduce feelings of isolation and hopelessness. They can assist in developing and embracing new perspectives on living without the protection of OCD anxiety reduction behaviors. They can assist in keeping a steady pace in the recovery process.
Here are a few of the affirmations we have found helpful for our clients with OCD-Spectrum disorders. We recommend choosing several and carrying them in a wallet or purse for ready use when OCD strikes.