Stand up to your OCD! The ACT Workbook for OCD combines evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the most up-to-date, effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
If you’re one of millions of people who suffer from OCD, you may experience obsessive, intrusive, or even disturbing thoughts. You may engage in compulsive or ritualistic behaviors, such as checking to make sure you’ve locked the front door, or endlessly washing your hands for fear of germs or contamination. And you may be tempted to give up if treatment just doesn’t work for you.
Whether you’ve just received a diagnosis, or have suffered for years, this workbook can help. Using the powerful and proven-effective treatments in this guide, you’ll learn what type of OCD you suffer from (such as harm OCD), how to identify the underlying mechanisms of your OCD, move through triggering incidents while staying present and connected to your values, be more aware and flexible, tolerate uncertainty, and commit to behaviors that ultimately allow you to lead a full, rewarding life. Once you realize what really matters to you, you’ll find the motivation needed to start on the path to psychological well-being.
If you’re ready to be courageous, take a risk, and stand up to your OCD symptoms, this workbook can help guide you, every step of the way.
“The ACT Workbook for OCD by Marisa Mazza is a gift to anyone who struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It addresses OCD in its depth, covering all forms of the disorder and illustrating them with multiple examples of personal stories, including rare subtypes that are often missed. It’s practical and easy to follow. Based on cutting-edge methods and steeped in ancient wisdom, this book will empower you to live your life fully, and show you step by step how to reclaim your life from OCD. Whether you work with a therapist or by yourself, this book is well worth reading.”
—Marina Bystritsky, PhD, is adjunct faculty in the department of psychiatry at UCSF, and a psychologist at the San Francisco Anxiety Treatment Center
“The ACT Workbook for OCD is a valuable self-help book for those wishing to commit to life change while moving forward in meaningful ways. OCD’s debilitating grip is truly loosened through reading the information, completing the exercises, and practicing the evidence-based interventions presented within. Marisa Mazza has hit the target in combining acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and compassion-based work in assisting those who suffer from OCD and who wish to break free. I will heartily recommend to clients and clinicians alike!”
—Robyn D. Walser, PhD, codirector of Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic; assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley; author of The Heart of ACT and Learning ACT II; and coauthor of The Mindful Couple
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