Don’t Talk to Me Like That!
Maximize Your OCD Recovery Using Self-Compassion
You can now download materials from our 2015 ICODF workshop on self-compassion. In addition, you can visit the following resources to learn more:
- Dr. Kristin Neff’s website, where you can learn more about what self-compassion is, what it is not, and the three elements of self-compassion and where you can take the self-compassion assessment.
- The Brené Brown ecourse, The Gifts of Imperfection, which I mentioned in the opening story. It’s now available on-demand, and I highly recommend it! It’s even more fun if you do it with friends.
- Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
- Rich Gallagher’s article, Silencing Your Biggest Critic
- My article on self-compassion that was published as “OCD: A Hostage Situation” in the most recent IOCDF newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who attended, and please call or send a Contact Me form if you have any questions!
If you have OCD, you know it can be vicious. Derogatory. Spiteful. Even hateful. And just plain mean. We, of course, never treat ourselves like OCD treats us. We never beat ourselves up. Or shame ourselves. Or call ourselves names.
Or do we?
The truth of the matter is that we can be just as mean to ourselves as OCD is. And it can be just as painful and damaging.
Fortunately, there’s another way. It’s called self-compassion, and it’s done wonders for my own recovery from OCD, and it’s one of my favorite skills to teach clients. In “Don’t Talk to Me Like That!” at the 2015 IOCDF Conference, Jon Hershfield, MFT of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore, Dr. Amy Jenks of The Bay Area OCD and Anxiety Center, and I will show you how you can replace the self-critical voice with self-compassion to bolster your own OCD recovery.
The workshop will be held on Saturday, August 1 from 11:15am – 12:45pm in “Venue 3” in the conference hotel, and we’ll cover:
Don’t miss this interactive workshop where you’ll see role plays of the critical and self-compassionate voices in action, identify your own self-compassion coping statement, build an ERP motivation plan, and learn how self-compassion can improve not only your relationship with yourself, but your relationships with others as well.