If you're afraid of germs, you might struggle to resist excessively washing your hands, but what if the contaminant you fear is unwanted violent thoughts? What if being "dirty" for you meant believing you might want to or choose to or impulsively hurt someone or hurt yourself? In this live webinar, Jon Hershfield will share some tips and tools for beating OCD at its own game when the triggering content involves violence and harm. By integrating mindfulness, self-compassion, and ERP strategies, you can stop trying to be certain about the accusations in your head and find the self-confidence you once had in who you are. Read Jon Hershfield's accompanying blog post, Overcoming Harm OCD.
Jon Hershfield, MFT is a psychotherapist in private practice licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and California, and director of The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore.