A model for social freedom

Social Connection model or “What am I unwilling to feel socially?” Connection-Benefits us and others (we all want connection) Connection (with ourselves and others)requires contacting the direct felt sense of what we experience in our bodies and making friends with it.  Our bodies move towards pleasant sensations and away from unpleasant sensationsOur fears around connection are … Continue reading A model for social freedom

Healing OCD and anxiety-my story(the long version)

Healing OCD and Anxiety- My story (the long version) While certainly not always a pleasant path(what treatment for OCD is though?!), my experience has shown me that there is astonishing healing possible when combining exposure therapy with mindfulness practices and training.  In the long run, and with practice, it’s the mindfulness practice itself that becomes … Continue reading Healing OCD and anxiety-my story(the long version)

Befriending OCD with mindfulness and compassion training-(my healing journey)

My experience has shown me that healing from anxiety/OCD is possible when combining exposure therapy with mindfulness practices and training.  In the long run, and with practice, it’s the mindfulness practice itself that becomes the exposure therapy.  I learned to turn towards the difficult sensations of OCD, anxiety, and panic and get curious about their … Continue reading Befriending OCD with mindfulness and compassion training-(my healing journey)