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What is Somatic OCD

What is Somatic OCD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding Somatic OCD is essential for parents of children and teens grappling with this challenging form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This blog aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Somatic OCD, including its diagnosis, symptoms, and effective treatment options, with a particular emphasis on natural therapies.  What is Somatic OCD? Somatic OCD, a distinct subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Is OCD Neurodivergent Different Brains, Different Needs

Is OCD Neurodivergent? Different Brains, Different Needs

The question of whether Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) falls under the category of neurodivergence is something people are asking me about more and more as mental health issues are increasingly common amongst children and adults. For three decades, I have supported the neurodivergent and those with mental health issues across a variety of settings. This topic, while intriguing, is not

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How to Stop OCD Compulsions 13 Effective Strategies

How to Stop OCD Compulsions: 13 Effective Strategies

What are OCD Compulsions? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood as just an intense desire for orderliness. However, at its core, OCD involves two key elements: obsessions and compulsions. OCD compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels compelled to perform in response to an obsession or according to rigid rules. These can include actions like handwashing,

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5 herbals for OCD

5 Supplements for OCD

People often want to know what is the most successful herb for OCD or specific herbs for intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors but a holistic treatment plan for OCD should involve multiple components and most likely multiple herbs and holistic treatments such as neurofeedback for OCD.  Promising research into complementary and alternative medicine indicates these 5 supplements for OCD should be considered to reduce symptoms. 

Read More »
Over Emotional Child Symptoms

Overemotional Child Symptoms

Kids often experience emotional upset, but some highly sensitive children are prone to frequent, intense overreactions to seemingly benign everyday problems.  This can lead to serious behavioral problems and emotional dysregulation that can be hard to manage. The parent of a highly sensitive child is at greater risk of stress because of the emotional rollercoaster of their child. It is

Read More »
Enhancing Calm Focus Parenting Guide to Help Your OCD Child at Home

Enhancing Calm Focus: Parenting Guide to Help Your OCD Child at Home

Supporting children or teens with OCD can be challenging as OCD and parenting don’t seem to mix. But with the right knowledge and strategies, you can become the guiding light for your OCD child’s behavior management. Understanding OCD in children is the first step toward creating a nurturing environment at home.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be unbelievably stressful and

Read More »
child with ocd

Neurofeedback for OCD: Intrusive Thoughts and Rituals

Stress and anxiety disorders are more prevalent than ever in today’s perpetually connected world, where we are bombarded by constant input from various sources. As adults, multi-tasking is a common expectation, and we are pushed to go further faster in every aspect of our lives, endlessly comparing ourselves to others via a steady stream of social media. It should come

Read More »
Exploring Holistic Approaches to OCD and ADHD Treatment

Exploring Holistic Approaches to OCD and ADHD Treatment

Parenthood can be quite a journey, and it becomes even more challenging when your child faces the struggles of mental health conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  These conditions often manifest as obsessive and intrusive thoughts and difficulties with attention and executive functions, respectively. But the good thing is that there are alternative treatments

Read More »
Can OCD Cause Eating Disorders

Can OCD Cause Eating Disorders?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by uncontrollable and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions), often followed by repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) to reduce anxiety or prevent perceived harm. At the root of OCD is an irrational fear that something terrible will happen if the person doesn’t complete a mental or physical ritual.  Conversely, eating disorders

Read More »
Toddler OCD What are the Signs

Toddler OCD: What are the Signs?

We often think of OCD as a disorder that only affects adults, but even young children can have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  (OCD). Despite their best efforts, children with OCD cannot stop their disturbing thoughts, images, and urges, no matter how hard they try.  Toddlers may show more subtle signs of compulsive thinking or behavior, which often can be very normal However,

Read More »
What is Somatic OCD

What is Somatic OCD: Diagnosis and Treatment

Understanding Somatic OCD is essential for parents of children and teens grappling with this challenging form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This blog aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Somatic OCD, including its diagnosis, symptoms, and effective treatment options, with a particular emphasis on natural therapies.  What is Somatic OCD? Somatic OCD, a distinct subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Read More »
Is OCD Neurodivergent Different Brains, Different Needs

Is OCD Neurodivergent? Different Brains, Different Needs

The question of whether Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) falls under the category of neurodivergence is something people are asking me about more and more as mental health issues are increasingly common amongst children and adults. For three decades, I have supported the neurodivergent and those with mental health issues across a variety of settings. This topic, while intriguing, is not

Read More »
How to Stop OCD Compulsions 13 Effective Strategies

How to Stop OCD Compulsions: 13 Effective Strategies

What are OCD Compulsions? Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often misunderstood as just an intense desire for orderliness. However, at its core, OCD involves two key elements: obsessions and compulsions. OCD compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that an individual feels compelled to perform in response to an obsession or according to rigid rules. These can include actions like handwashing,

Read More »
5 herbals for OCD

5 Supplements for OCD

People often want to know what is the most successful herb for OCD or specific herbs for intrusive thoughts or compulsive behaviors but a holistic treatment plan for OCD should involve multiple components and most likely multiple herbs and holistic treatments such as neurofeedback for OCD.  Promising research into complementary and alternative medicine indicates these 5 supplements for OCD should be considered to reduce symptoms. 

Read More »
Over Emotional Child Symptoms

Overemotional Child Symptoms

Kids often experience emotional upset, but some highly sensitive children are prone to frequent, intense overreactions to seemingly benign everyday problems.  This can lead to serious behavioral problems and emotional dysregulation that can be hard to manage. The parent of a highly sensitive child is at greater risk of stress because of the emotional rollercoaster of their child. It is

Read More »
Enhancing Calm Focus Parenting Guide to Help Your OCD Child at Home

Enhancing Calm Focus: Parenting Guide to Help Your OCD Child at Home

Supporting children or teens with OCD can be challenging as OCD and parenting don’t seem to mix. But with the right knowledge and strategies, you can become the guiding light for your OCD child’s behavior management. Understanding OCD in children is the first step toward creating a nurturing environment at home.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, can be unbelievably stressful and

Read More »
child with ocd

Neurofeedback for OCD: Intrusive Thoughts and Rituals

Stress and anxiety disorders are more prevalent than ever in today’s perpetually connected world, where we are bombarded by constant input from various sources. As adults, multi-tasking is a common expectation, and we are pushed to go further faster in every aspect of our lives, endlessly comparing ourselves to others via a steady stream of social media. It should come

Read More »
Exploring Holistic Approaches to OCD and ADHD Treatment

Exploring Holistic Approaches to OCD and ADHD Treatment

Parenthood can be quite a journey, and it becomes even more challenging when your child faces the struggles of mental health conditions like Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  These conditions often manifest as obsessive and intrusive thoughts and difficulties with attention and executive functions, respectively. But the good thing is that there are alternative treatments

Read More »
Can OCD Cause Eating Disorders

Can OCD Cause Eating Disorders?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a mental health disorder characterized by uncontrollable and recurring thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions), often followed by repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) to reduce anxiety or prevent perceived harm. At the root of OCD is an irrational fear that something terrible will happen if the person doesn’t complete a mental or physical ritual.  Conversely, eating disorders

Read More »
Toddler OCD What are the Signs

Toddler OCD: What are the Signs?

We often think of OCD as a disorder that only affects adults, but even young children can have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  (OCD). Despite their best efforts, children with OCD cannot stop their disturbing thoughts, images, and urges, no matter how hard they try.  Toddlers may show more subtle signs of compulsive thinking or behavior, which often can be very normal However,

Read More »
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