OCD Self-help Worksheet

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What is the theory behind OCD Self-help Worksheet?

Having a clinical disorder is not an easy problem to deal with but it becomes difficult when you don’t know the way to deal with these problems. Everyone has intrusive thoughts and they also experience anxiety as well. In most cases, the frequency of thoughts is also the same but the difference between OCD patients and other people is how we interpret those thoughts. This negative interpretation makes it difficult to overcome these negative thoughts and we end up stuck with these disturbing thoughts. However, knowing your triggers, thoughts, and unhelpful coping strategies and compulsions can help you build insight and look for better ways to cope with your anxiety-provoking thoughts. 

How will this worksheet help you?

This OCD self-help worksheet can help you in many ways:

  1. This worksheet plays a significant role in helping you identify your triggers and signs that give rise to intrusive thoughts and anxiety.
  2. You can identify the nature and intensity of these intrusive anxiety-provoking thoughts.
  3. It gives you an idea of how your anxiety-provoking thoughts make changes in your body and physical health.
  4. You will be able to explore new and most appropriate ways to cope with your anxieties.
  5. A detailed and organized record can give you a perfect idea about the trigger, thoughts, and compulsive behaviors. 

How to use this worksheet?

This worksheet should be used twice or thrice a week to identify your triggers effectively. Fill it out every time after completing your day and recall all the anxiety-provoking thoughts that came into your mind and write them down. 

The second section of the worksheet gives you a complete record of your OCD pattern. It should be completed daily to build a proper insight into your actual problem.

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