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About taurean

  • Birthday 27/04/1950

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    In recovery
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    Northampton, England
  • Interests
    Olympics (especially London 2012),Athletics,Swimming,Photography, Astronomy, Archaeology, Antiques Programmes on TV,Art. Choral and Classical Music, Jazz, Fishing, Aerobic Exercise, Gardening, National Trust, Wildlife

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  1. The book itself is purely geared to stopping worrying per se, rather than the specific worries of OCD - which need the additional working through of CBT for OCD to address those. The techniques all have value, but things that especially resonated with me are : Putting a stop loss order on our worries. Living in daytime compartments. Not sawing sawdust - letting the past be, it's over we can't change it. Not letting the "beetles" get us down. Planning for, but not worrying about, the future. Taking a worry situation then calmly thinking of all possible solutions - however unlikely - rationally considering them. Choosing the best, Implimenting it and dismissing all anxiety about the outcome. For specific OCD issues, like magical thinking and thoughts that "I am a bad person" you need to tackle these with a CBT for OCD book. I like workbooks, as they give you exercises to do after the theory. You will find some excellent books on CBT for OCD in the bookshop on the main OCD-UK website.
  2. Storm Francis's winds  raging here in Northampton and UK - be careful everyone. 

  3. My rebate cheque from the tax office has arrived, and so I am donating the rebate - £57 - to our wonderful charity OCD-UK. 

    1. taurean


      Donation made :)


    2. OnlyAlex


      Very kind of you, Roy! 

  4. Thanks for sharing Tez. Henry's experience looks pretty typical of magical thinking OCD, and shows that if we truly believe what our therapist is telling us then we can start to unlock the OCD chains that bind us.
  5.  A £50 tax rebate coming so I will donate it to our wonderful charity OCD-UK. 


    1. daja


      Nice one Roy 🙂

  6. The football club I supported as a teenager, Coventry City, has just won - in the curtailed season - promotion to the Championship, despite having to play their home games this season at Birmingham City, quite a trek for the supporters.
  7. Here is how the city of Newcastle acquired its name. Having defeated Malcolm in Lothian in the autumn of 1080, Robert, son of William the conqueror, returned home via Monkchester where a wooden castle was built to fortify the area and ensure that its advantageous position as the main crossing point of the River Tyne remained under Norman control. The area was then called Novum Castellum, meaning ‘New Castle’ and a castle has remained on the site ever since. The stone Castle Keep which still remains today was built by Henry II between 1172-1177. The main gatehouse, known as the Black Gate, was built by Henry III between 1247-1250.
  8. Just noticed we have reached 10, 000 registered users of the forums 😊

    It's a great milestone to achieve and shows just how important the offering here is to all those affected by OCD. 

  9. The sandstone is at the moment just looking beautiful, we are not planning to plant up the rockery this year, as I think that ship has sailed 🚢😊 But the border is looking nice just with the planting we have made.
  10. I had to laugh today. Driving through a village with a closed down pub on the market, the estate agent's sign proclaimed a "fantastic business opportunity". I doubt it was, before Covid-19, that anyway as it had already closed down. But I very much doubt it might, sadly, be considered it now.
  11. From me to all the workers and volunteers, and mental health specialists giving freely of their time, at OCD-UK. Where would be without them, especially during the tough times now, and beyond, attributable to the pandemic.
  12. What happened when a man "took the King's shilling"
  13. I drove past a farm today displaying the notice "cracking eggs for sale" 😁
  14. Please click on blogs from the forums menu button (browse then blogs) and read my latest entry. I look forward to any comments ☺️

  15. My wife and I are doing OK, obeying the government rules on the Covid-19 pandemic, and hoping others are too. Because only if we keep infections down will the government be able to make further lockdown easures. We are both good spiritually and, generally, physically - though we have conditions that we have to manage. Being able to go fishing - as you see I have enjoyed such a trip - and go to the Garden centre is perfect for us. We are concerned about everyone affected by the pandemic - but refuse to worry as there is nothing more we can personally do. Having the gardens has been our salvation during lockdown - the picture shows some of the work in progress to bring colour to the back garden through planting - and we are now starting a new project for climbing plants, probably clematis.
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