SRS My OCD has gone nuts.

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  1. Uder

    Uder New Member

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    I play golf, a lot.
    I practice everyday and over the past two or three weeks my anxiety and compulsive physical actions have suddenly increased in number. The major problem with this is it stops me from swinging the golf club.

    I stand over the ball, with a lack of comfort, rearrange my grip somewhere between 10-20 times, raise and lower the clubhead from the ground quite a few times, and all I can do is hope sooner or later I will feel comfortable enough to swing.
    I usually do end up reaching a point where I can swing, but this is anywhere between 30 seconds and 3 minutes, which is not suitable for practice or for playing a round with other members.

    If I force myself to swing, it is terrible and ends in a pointless result.

    Now while this may seem a little odd seeing the context, my aim is to get on tour one day, and if this continues, I have no hope.


    The only things that have popped into my mind that could have some influence on this (being that they conicide with the time at which this started) are:
    I have started taking omega 3 tablets.
    I used free weights which ended up with sore triceps which have an influence on my arms feel of the club.


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  2. Pringles

    Pringles New Member

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    you are being OCD. Goto the driving range and just wack them. No questions asked you place the ball on the tee. Stand up and smash the shit. You need to regain confidence in areas where your convincing yourself confidence doesn't exist. It's a mental thing.
     
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    childofbean Green Member

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    I'm this way with art. I get so anxious that I can't even put my pencil to the paper to begin drawing. :mamoru:

    I think you should just force yourself to just hit the ball. Practice makes perfect!
     
  4. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    Am I correct in thinking that OCD is usually accompanied by a "if I don't do x, y will happen" belief? And this belief is literally so powerful that you cannot mentally override it.

    Is that OCD, or am I thinking of something else?
     
  5. Buttseckzman

    Buttseckzman New Member

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    You got it.
     
  6. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    Do ERP

    when the compulsions hit
    embrace it and enjoy it
    tell yourself you enjoy doing those rituals over and over
     
  7. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    ? How would that help?
     
  8. Falconer

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    Do they know what causes it?
     
  9. JustJeff

    JustJeff www.youtube.com/thisisjustjeff

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    Maybe you should think about taking a little break from golf. Take a day off and just relax and take in your surroundings.

    Then, go back and see if you feel any better approaching the ball.

    Give yourself some warm up swings at the range before you play a round of golf. Get your body comfortable with the game before you intend to fully play. Your body will appreciate it.
     
  10. Falconer

    Falconer OT Supporter

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    That's good advice, but if the TS truly has OCD that won't help.
     
  11. JustJeff

    JustJeff www.youtube.com/thisisjustjeff

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    Any little bit can help. It just takes time and commitment.
     
  12. Fachh

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    Lookup ERP (exposure and response prevention therapy)

    most effective way to combat ocd, mine no longer bothers me
     

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