Tag Archives: COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY

A MASSIVE OCD BREAKTHROUGH, THANK YOU RUTH! Me and my mental health.

Yesterday was the best day in my life for OVER EIGHT YEARS.  Yesterday was the best day in my life since the OCD began to truly cripple every essence of my life.  Yesterday was the best I have felt in … Continue reading

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MY MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW OF 2017 AND MY GOALS FOR 2018! THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER……..FINALLY!

A review of my mental health in 2017, with also my hopes and dreams for the upcoming year ahead! Mental health wise, this time last year I was still in a pretty bad place to be honest.  With me starting … Continue reading

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I’M SCARED, THINGS SEEM TO BE GOING TOO WELL!

I have nothing urgent to say in this new blog, however I just wanted to socially document how well things are going at the moment.  Things are going that well that it has slightly unnerved me a touch! Do not … Continue reading

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I AM NO LONGER ASHAMED OR EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT I HAVE OCD!

To mark World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2017, I thought I would do a blog about me no longer being ashamed or embarrassed at openly admitting that I suffer with OCD! About six to seven years ago, I was … Continue reading

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THERAPY IS GOING WELL BUT THE HARD WORK…….IS JUST ABOUT TO START!

I just wanted to give you an update about how my mental health is right now. I started having my CBT assessment three weeks ago and I am really pleased to say how well it is going so far.  I … Continue reading

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EXCITED YET SCARED, THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT STARTING CBT AGAIN!

This week is a really big week for me.  In two days time I have my first CBT appointment in over five years.  For the uninitiated, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and this involves a gradual exposure to whatever … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY I WALKED THROUGH MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE AND IT FELT SOOOOOOOO GOOD…….EVENTUALLY!

Ever felt truly petrified of walking through a city or town centre? I don’t mean because you’re scared of getting mugged or owt sinister like that, I mean because your whole being is crippled with fear that you might see … Continue reading

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I THINK THEREFORE I AM….NOT A NUTTER : MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATION AND ME!

A blog about me being able to take medication for my mental health illness, for the FIRST TIME EVER! I can still remember the first time I tried taking a medication called clomipramine for my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.   I … Continue reading

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