I like the immense practicality of this group. After a discussion, we get into smaller groups, each with a seasoned member to lead, and each person picks a goal for the next 2 weeks until the next meeting. The group can help generate ideas for exposures, which can be hard to do by yourself if you are feeling anxious and sucked into the compulsing.
The key is to choose a goal that you are willing to do, and it's like a secret weapon against OCD. The most innocuous sounding goals often lead to important change, like a catalyst setting off your own self-confidence and self-efficacy.
The defining questions for the goal are:
- What action will you do?
- When will you do it?
- How often will you do it?
What small step can you choose to take this week?
Challenging OCD One Step At a Time
List of OCD Support Groups for Adults in the US