I am a huge, huge, HUGE proponent of cognitive-behavioral therapy (also known more specifically as exposure and response prevention therapy), which gave me back my life.
I wrote a story called Lights All Around— fiction that sings the praises of CBT. Even though I had already experienced CBT, it wasn’t until I fictionalized my experiences that I felt like I really understood what exactly went on during therapy, the reprogramming of my brain. The scenes that I am hoping to share during OCD Awareness Week detail the moments when CBT and its premise finally clicked.
If you haven’t voted for my entry “Tipping Point” yet, will you take 3 seconds to do so right now? Just go to http://www.ocfoundation.org/awarenessweek! I appreciate you!! (Which 2-3 friends could you ask to vote for me today? I’d be so grateful!)