Trauma

Journaling: A Way to Self-Regulate

The many benefits of  journaling to address our thoughts and feelings include the relief that follows laying out our thoughts on paper, tracking our emotions, figuring out what our stressors are, processing what is helpful or not in our coping,  and helping us to slow down our thinking so that we can think at our writing pace and not feel overwhelmed.

OCD: Breaking the Stigma

what we do know is that those who have OCD have a larger sense of responsibility to tend to their intrusive thoughts as well as may misinterpret these intrusive thoughts. This sense of responsibility and repetitive behaviors lead to the obsessive thoughts regarding the stressor, leading the individual to engage in compulsive behaviors to rid themselves of the intrusive thoughts.