On this page, we will provide you with an OCD bully worksheet that will help you learn about OCD bullies and how to cope with them.
What is the OCD bully worksheet about?
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder characterized by obsessions (unwanted thoughts and ideas that cause extreme distress) and compulsions (repetitive behaviours that relieve anxiety) that interfere with several areas of life including school, work, relationships, and general functioning. Persons with OCD can experience one or both symptoms of OCD, that is Obsessions such as fear of germs and compulsions such as excessive cleaning. Some common types of OCD centre around cleanliness and fear of contamination, a need for order and perception and collecting and hoarding.
What are OCD Bullies?
Common OCD thoughts that cause psychological distress are known as OCD bullies. These thoughts torment persons with OCD if they are not dealt with and can disrupt normal life activities. For example, you have thought about cleaning your working surface, this thought can turn into a bully, how? You start thinking of negative consequences of not cleaning your work surface, such you and others might get sick and eventually die. These thoughts increase your anxiety and make you engage in compulsions (cleaning the surface often) which may provide temporary relief but still bully you the next time you are near the working surface. Just like a bully, these thoughts do no go away easily.
How will the OCD Bully worksheet help?
The OCD bully worksheet will help people with OCD to identify the OCD thoughts (obsessions) that cause them distress, harass them and make life difficult. Once they have identified the OCD bully, they can begin to learn to coping strategies to manage the disturbing thoughts.
Instruction on how to use the OCD Bully worksheet
Think about the thoughts that cause you severe distress, record them on the worksheet, and explore coping strategies to deal with the bully.
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On this page, we provided you with an OCD bully worksheet that we hope helped you to manage disturbing OCD thoughts.
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