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To kick off OCD Awareness week, we wanted to share this meditation for obsessive thoughts. Follow the link in our story to read about how meditation can help with OCD and intrusive thoughts! Meditation for Obsessive Thoughts Sit somewhere quiet and

To kick off OCD Awareness week, we wanted to share this meditation for obsessive thoughts. Follow the link in our story to read about how meditation can help with OCD and intrusive thoughts!
Meditation for Obsessive Thoughts
Sit somewhere quiet and relaxing. Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Roll your shoulders then let them relax. Lightly press your tongue against your hard palate. Keep your spine straight but relaxed. Slightly lower your neck to elongate your spine.
Focus on the sensation of your breathing entering through your mouth. Notice how your breath flows throughout your body.
Focus on breathing as you take 108 breaths
During this process, if obsessive thoughts arise, use the 4 R’s: Relabel, Reattribute, Refocus, and Revalue. Remind yourself that your condition causes your obsessive thoughts. Continue to focus on your breathing. Remind yourself that your thoughts are unimportant.
Relabel: Notice when you are having obsessive thoughts and label them. For instance, “This is an obsessive thought.”
Reattribute: Tell yourself that it is your condition that is creating the obsessive thought.
Refocus: Focus on something else.
Revalue: Stop reacting to thoughts in such an extreme way. Pay them less credence.
Continue for 20 minutes at a time.
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