Thoroughly updated based on the latest science, this empowering workbook gives you the skills to overcome obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviors—and live a freer, happier life. Leading OCD specialist Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz presents a step-by-step program grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), the most effective treatment for the disorder. Vivid stories and numerous practical tools (which you can download and print for repeated use) help you:
Understand how OCD affects your mind and body.
Develop a customized plan for change.
Find relief from distressing intrusive thoughts.
Confront the situations you avoid—and discover a new sense of safety.
Break free of compulsive rituals.
Reduce anxiety and improve your relationships.
The second edition is revised throughout with cutting-edge strategies for coping with unwanted thoughts that can’t be eliminated completely, plus new learning techniques drawn from brain research. Ready to get over OCD? Your journey starts here.
"Winning your life back from OCD requires a trustworthy plan and sturdy support, and that’s just what you’ll get from the second edition of this workbook. You can rely on the guidance of Dr. Abramowitz, one of the world’s foremost authorities on this disorder. You will learn simple and effective tactics to counter the moves of OCD so that you can achieve a new level of freedom.”
—Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before moving to North Carolina, Dr. Abramowitz founded and directed the OCD and Anxiety...