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Shannon Shy - Overcoming OCD
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OCD CAN BE DEFEATED

‪#‎OvercomingOCD‬ - Allowing the Thought
At the peak of my suffering at the hands of OCD, the monster dominated my every waking moment. It got to the point where I didn't want to leave my house and I didn't want human interaction. I became practically non-functioning. Everything became a trigger. The primary themes of the OCD that afflicted me involved being responsible for the safety of others and harming others. Bumps in the road turned into vehicular homicides. Oceans, rivers, lakes and pools turned into certain death by drowning. Logs on the side of the road became dead bodies. Coffee pots became the source of catastrophic deadly house fires. A parent with rambunctious children turned into a potential child abuser. A door lock became the point of access for crazed murders. A night on the town became my own personal crime wave when I woke up the next morning. And so on and so on.
Generally, the compulsions relating to the obsessions were to report the potential problem to someone who had authority to prevent/correct the problem or to check, research, re-trace, etc. After five years of this intense and progressively worse torture I wisely made a decision to seek help even though I was convinced (by OCD) that doing so would mean I would lose everything. It was better than the alternatives that OCD had put in my mind. After I sought help, OCD sensed that I was doing something to kick it out of my life and doubled down. My symptoms intensified and the OCD morphed into themes of religion, violence, and sex. I never gave up though.
With some basic advice from my doctor and through trial and error, I developed a strategy that worked for me. I failed a lot, but I stuck with it. Eventually, I got on top of the monster and finally got to a point where it doesn't affect my life. I believe that if I can do this, anyone can do this. I'm no different from anyone else. I don't claim to treat anyone and I don't claim to be a professional expert. I'm here to motivate and give my own insight about my experience. Everyone deserves to be free. If can help at least one person, it is worth my time. I hate this disorder and I hate what it does to people. So, I'm here for you if you're interested in following along. Tomorrow I will talk about "allowing the thought," a key piece of my strategy. Hang in there.
‪#‎OCD‬ can be defeated. I'm with you. Let's go.

Do the things that make OCD weaker, no matter how painful it is initially. Do these things consistently and be persistent. It gets easier over time. You will get better. I know this to be true.
‪#‎OCD‬ can be defeated. I'm with you. Let's go.

A Gut-Wrenching, but Necessary, Conversation with OCD --
OCD: "You know, those people in that restaurant are going to die if you don't go back and alert them about that problem you saw."
Me: "That problem was something you created in my mind, OCD. I'm not going back there."
OCD: "You will regret not going back. The anxiety you feel is only going to get worse and you'll have it forever. It won't go away. And when those people die, you won't be able to show your face. You coward."
Me.: "I don't care whether the problem you created or the thought of all those people dying is in my mind. Truly, I don't. You are a liar. I'm not going back."
OCD: "You are the liar. Of course you care about those people."
Me: "I didn't say I didn't care about the people. I said I didn't care whether your stupid irrational thoughts are in my mind."
OCD: "You are parsing words. You are such an embarrassment to your family. They will be so ashamed of you when they find out you knew of the problem and could have warned those people."
Me: "I don't believe what you say is true. I'm not going back. And, guess what, I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I know I cannot do what you tell me to do. If I'm wrong, well, I guess I'll have to live with that. I want to get well. I'm not going back."
‪#‎OCD‬ can be defeated. I'm with you. Let's go.

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Shanon Shy is proud to present his books available at Amazon to help those with OCD handle it and conquer the behaviors. Meet Shannon Shy.
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Shannon Shy the author of "It'll Be Okay" is a well read author helping people with OCD. This book shares how he kept Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) from ruining his life. You can purchase this book from Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Itll-Okay-Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder-Ruining/dp/1438957319/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=07WW0FTEJT6MPRFS2H0S
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Shanon Shy is proud to present his newest book "Hope Is on Your Side: A Motivational Journal for Those Affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"... available at at amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hope-Your-Side-Motivational-Obsessive-compulsive/dp/1632684780/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424894514&sr=8-1&keywords=Hope+is+on+your+side+by+Shannon+Shy
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