Core Wounds and OCD

There is an endless number of misconceptions regarding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as well as what OCD counseling looks like, including the misconception that OCD is only about hand-washing and germ fears, that any obsession of anxiety is a sign of OCD, and that medication is the only ...

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Core Wound: I am a Mistake

It is rare (if at all) that the core of something is immediately noticeable.  NASA provides a succinct description of this when describing how close we can get to observing the core of the sun: “Since the Sun is made up of hot gas, there isn't really a ‘surface’ to it. Instead, as you move from ...

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Core Wound: I Am Unforgivable

Maybe you’ve repeatedly been given the silent treatment after you’ve wronged someone or even after an apology and you weren’t sure when it would end. Maybe you’ve felt like you were forced to “earn” forgiveness by groveling. Perhaps you have reached rock bottom and it feels like getting up is ...

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Core Wound: I Am Not Safe

When John was a child, his father would come home from a night of drinking, angry and volatile. During those times neither John nor his sisters would know what to expect. He could be verbally and physically abusive to them. John remembers hiding behind the couch one night when he heard his dad’s car ...

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Core Wound – “I Am Weak or Powerless”

How did you feel, just reading the title of this blog post? Has this ever been you? Has this been your story for some time? If you’ve been following along in our core wounds series, you’ll know that we have been exploring the beliefs about ourselves that have developed and prevented us from growing ...

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