ERP Therapy Coaching

ERP Coaching is a powerful support to help in the challenges of recovering from OCD!

 “If there’s three cans of Diet Coke, I’d throw one away instead of having three–because it has to be an even number.”

David Beckham

(International soccer star David Beckham’s admits to having OCD and it expresses itself by an obsession with pairing items and organizing them by number, color or type.)

“Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a method of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and form of Exposure Therapy in which individuals confront their fears and discontinue their escape response. The American Psychiatric Association recommends ERP as for the treatment of OCD citing that ERP has the richest empirical support.”  

How is ERP different from traditional talk therapy (psychotherapy)?

Traditional talk therapy (or psychotherapy) tries to improve a psychological condition by helping the patient gain “insight” into their problems. Talk therapy can be a very valuable treatment for some disorders, but it has not been shown to be effective at treating the active symptoms of OCD.

Excerpt from International OCD Foundation: )

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder affects parents, children, families of all ages and sizes. How is your family? How is your child? Have you seen the signs or symptoms of OCD. Is there a lot of anxiety and stress? Do you have a plan? Do you know how to get past OCD?

Are any of these true for you or someone you love?

  • Performs Excessive Rituals or Behaviors Frequently.
  • There are thoughts or ideas that consume, frustrate and anger them.
  • There are unusual actions taken by the person such as avoiding touch of normal items, walking around something in a strange way or behaving spastically for no reason.
  • These thoughts are usually horrific, negative and based around unreal or false situations.
  • Some person(s), place(s), event(s) or thing(s) trigger them into the excessive behavior and anxiety.
  • These excessive behaviors increase unpredictably in scope, length and frequency.
  • These excessive behaviors follow no logical pattern or rules and only make sense to the person with OCD.
  • These actions or behaviors hinder the person with OCD from living life as they have done in past.
  • There is cover up, diverting of attention and lying about the behaviors.
  • Sudden onset of behaviors and actions could be a sign of the OCD being caused by P.A.N.D.A.S or P.A.N.S.

If one family member is diagnosed with OCD, the entire family or caring community must deal with it.

Imagine if you could say:

  • We have gone through a day without an episode of anxiety
  • I feel confident that checking something only once is suffice
  • My thoughts are more clear and positive
  • I happy to be alive
  • I am in control of my thoughts
  • I can do the things I couldn’t with OCDs

If one family member is diagnosed with OCD, the entire family or caring community must deal with it.

ERP is a combination of persistence, time, willingness and standing up to OCD. It is not an easy process, it takes time to go through, it takes courage and it is one of the best methods for overcoming OCD.

Our coaching can work with you and your therapist or just with you and your family using ERP combined with the other tools I use in my practice to step you through your recovery from OCD.

I have a 10 step process called the 10 Steps to Freedom from OCD where I can help you to establish a plan, help you to implement the plan, hold your hand (even virtual hand if you are outside my office location and see you through to the other side of OCD.

If you are ready to move ahead!

If you are ready to start the process!

If you are ready to say goodbye to OCD!

If you are ready to get your life back!

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