Wednesday, 20 February 2013

'The Doubting Disease' etc.

I spotted a book called 'The Doubting Disease' (Joseph W. Ciarrochi) which is designed to pick up on elements of OCD and suggests help. I've picked up some other good reads like 'Feel the Fear but Do It Anyway' (Susan Jeffers) and 'Feeling Good' (David W. Burns). I like some of the points but they, to me, are not exactly life changing (maybe I'm not using them right). I wonder that sometimes if it's having a spititual focus might be of more benefit. President Packer stated that; "True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior." In addition sometimes diverting attention away from the issue has helped me to feel better than to become preoccupied with solving the problems.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, thanks for your blog. It is a positive place to read stuff. I have read the doubting disease due to religiosity/scrupulosity ocd and didn't really find it helpful either. I think the only real benefits I've taken from these kind of books is writing about my thoughts to give them a release thats not a compulsion and also trying to live in the moment. I'm just starting out with learning these new skills but they are working slowly. Hope you continue to find the strength and support you need.