I Erase Uncertainty
The current gold medal standard for treating OCD is ERP. Which stands for Exposure Response Prevention therapy. This treatment basically works by exposing the patient to his/her fears then instructing them to resist the accompanying rituals.
With most OCD, your best bet to getting well would be to see someone trained in ERP. However, when it comes to Safety OCD Checking my memory system works far better than any other method on the planet.
We won’t be trimming the leaves of the weeds bit by bit. We’ll grab them by the stem then effortlessly pull all the roots out as if the soil were still loose from a brief rain shower.
If you were to talk to most members of OCD Facebook groups then they would more than likely consider me a charlatan. A conman.
But the systems I use to overcome Safety OCD Checking are not only original but logical as well.
Virtually every therapy out there tries to do just one thing.
Learn to live with doubt. Live with uncertainty. Live with OCD.
However, I do the opposite. I erase uncertainty.
To be truthful my memory system will leave a small trail of uncertainty behind it. But in my estimations, it would probably erase 95 percent if not more of that lingering doubt.
Nothing but a Memory
To be honest there is no such thing as a good or bad memory. There is only a trained and untrained memory.
Or there is a trained memory that hasn’t used the systems that originally made it so impressive in the first place.
In other words, you do not have to be a genius to markedly improve your memory capacity.
You just use some time-tested techniques (several thousand years old) that help the information you want to be retained stay in your memory.
Here are a couple of small memory feats that I was able to accomplish using these systems:
- memorized one thousand words of the Maori language with perfect recall
- memorize a randomly shuffled deck of cards in order within 10 to 15 minutes
Sound impressive? That’s just scratching the surface.
I could have never accomplished these feats without the training.
So here’s the question.
If I memorized a thousand Maori words with perfect recall then how hard can it be to remember if you’ve locked the front door?
Or how hard can it be to remember that…
- …the stove is off
- the water faucets are off
- the fridge door is shut
- you didn’t shut the cat inside the fridge
- the handbrake is on
- you have your wallet/purse on your person
- that you have all your cards inside your wallet
- or whatever else you want to remember.
The answer is that it’s ridiculously easy.
Guess what? No uncertainty equals no OCD. (Or at least no safety OCD checking)
All we’ll be doing is talking to the memory in a language it understands.
A four-step method I have termed the ‘Look, Lock, Label and Leave System.’
A system that helps you to remember that what you have checked has been checked properly.
No expensive, difficult therapy. No side effects from medication.
Just a four-part memory system that in time takes seconds to install.
The only side effect will be a powerful and impressive capacity to remember anything you want.
Liberty Oh Sweet Liberty
It’s been such a sweet therapy. Liberation.
I can’t tell you how good it feels to be free of the shackles of my compulsive checking.
Every day I am grateful. Proud. Honored.
I beat one of the most destructive mental illnesses out there. It’s in the World Health Organizations’ top ten most disabling illnesses.
And I have both this and a psychotic disorder.
But damn, I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet.
But there are others still stuck. Still struggling.
This is why I built this website. To help people.
Now I’m on top of this illness I want to send the elevator back down.
Twenty years ago I was a heavy smoker. When I was at my worst I could smoke anywhere up to 70 cigarettes a day.
At the time I could just afford my weekly quota. I had made my peace with smoking. I had accepted that I was addicted.
Then my aunt lent me a book. Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking.
Guess what happened to me? I quit!
I want to be the Allen Carr of safety OCD checking.
I want to be the go-to guy for this illness. The one that all the experts reject.
The phony that gets phenomenal success.
And with your help, we can start a small snowball that will hopefully become an avalanche.
Join the revolution. Recovery is within our reach.