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Sunday, July 31 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Body Vigilance - When Hypersensitivity to Bodily Sensations Drive You Crazy! Treating Sensorimotor Obsessions

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OCD sufferers who experience persistent hyper-awareness of bodily sensations or body vigilance are often overlooked. This preoccupation or focus on automatic bodily processes or discrete physical sensations can range from frustrating to totally debilitating, depending on severity. Sufferers are often misdiagnosed, very depressed, and fear that this type of OCD is untreatable.

This workshop will examine common sensorimotor obsessions seen in practice: swallowing, blinking, breathing, pulse/heartbeat, ear ringing, visual distractions, awareness of specific body parts, and others. Case examples will illustrate successful treatment techniques. Attendees may address specific sensation concerns and leave with new-found hope that their distress can, indeed, be treated.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/kathleen-norris-body-vigilance-when-hypersensitivity-to-bodily-sensations-drive-you-crazy


Kathleen Norris, LPC

DFW Center for OCD & Anxiety
Mary Kathleen Norris is a licensed professional counselor in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. For over 20 years, her practice has specialized in the treatment of OCD and OC Spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, trichotillomania and compulsive skin picking. | | She holds a post graduate certification for behavior therapy (BTTI) from the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation. She has presented on the national level for over 15... Read More →

Sunday July 31, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am
Chicago E, 5th Floor