#34 A Very Productive Waste of Time – Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Stephanie”

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Just because you think of it, doesn’t mean you have to do it. In fact, sometimes the most productive thing you can do is nothing at all. In this wrap-up session, OCD and Anxiety patient “Stephanie” and Dr. Maggie share some powerful tools and strategies for coping with intrusive thoughts, prioritizing self-care, and learning how to relax.

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1:28 – Moving and grooving

2:17 – Handling intrusive thoughts

5:45 – Not so great expectations

7:24 – Self-validation to the rescue

8:35 – The magic of “maybe”

9:41 – Not just right feeling OCD

10:35 – The things we can control

12:22 – The power of prioritizing

15:07 – The wasting time exposure

18:05 – Cultivate the ability to relax

19:20 – Taking the control back from OCD

21:25 – When you feel like you’re doing all you can, and it’s not enough

23:04 – Self-compassion and advocacy

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Dr. Maggie Perry

I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

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