Earlier this year we launched a brand new OCD Book Club, the purpose of which is to encourage people with OCD to engage in some of the self-help resources available to them.
Each month, members of the OCD Discussion Forums or members of one of our support groups select a different book of the month, which is then promoted across our channels.
You can find this month’s #OCDBookClub book of the month on the website homepage.
About the Book Club
- The purpose of the book club is not to review the book, but to encourage those affected by OCD to engage in the self-help resources available to them
- To promote discussion to allow the community, and possibly even some of the authors, to help readers understand aspects of the book they struggle to work through
- Helping to create and maintain a recovery focused mindset.
Why get involved?
- Sometimes it’s just fun to read and help others understand a book
- We can improve our understanding of OCD and CBT from the books and each other
- If you’ve already read a book, no harm and many advantages of re-reading!
- To be discussed at the monthly OCD Support Groups by participating groups.
- To be discussed on the OCD-UK forum at: www.ocdforums.org/
- Via the OCD-UK social media pages at the end of the month, and with the hashtag #OCDBookClub
- Summary from all of the above discussion will be placed on the main OCD-UK website during the following month.
We politely request the following guidelines when discussing….
- Give others time to read the book, so no spoilers until towards the end of the reading period. The OCD-UK forums do have a spoiler code should you wish to discuss in advance.
- If you disagree with something that another member of the book club or author has said, it is okay to disagree as long as it’s done respectfully.
- Keep on topic, but feel free to introduce information that is relevant to the discussion (historical facts, bio details, book background, related authors or topics).
Book Discussion Topic Suggestions
- What helped you.
- What you didn’t realise previously.
- What you don’t understand.
- How can you apply a book suggestion to your own OCD scenario?
Previous OCD Book Club titles
- May – Break free from OCD Click to view discussion
- June – Pulling the Trigger – OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks and related Depression Click to view discussion
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