Had to share this great post by my friend Jackie. A must read if you’ve been making excuses to avoid ERP!
If you’ve spent any time hanging around this blog, you know that I’m a huge proponent of treating OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy, which is the best treatment available. It’s the first and only* treatment I recommend.
People often balk at it, which I understand: it’s difficult. Very difficult. People want an easier option. But I wouldn’t recommend a bandaid for a cancerous tumor, and I won’t suggest anything else.
But I’m too embarrassed …
But I can’t afford it …
But there are no ERP specialists in my area …
Those are all very valid reasons for seeking another treatment option, but the GOOD NEWS is that you can treat ERP on your own, if you are committed to it, and if you’re willing to work hard.
It’s still important to have an expert guiding you, so please track down one of the following books:
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