When Things Go Bump in Your Head: How to Master OCD with Unwanted Violent Thoughts

Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am
- 12:00 am ET

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.

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Jon Hershfield, LCMFT

Jon Hershfield, LCMFT

Jon Hershfield, LCMFT is the director of the Center for OCD and Anxiety at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, Maryland, where he specializes in the treatment of OCD and related disorders in both outpatient and residential settings.  He is the author of When a Family Member Has OCD, Overcoming Harm OCD, and The OCD Workbook for Teens, and co-author of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD, and The Unwanted Thoughts and Intense Emotions Workbook.  Jon is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation.

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