Stephanie Upchurch

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Recent Posts

  1. 21 Mar, 2018
    Trusting yourself
    How much do you trust yourself? For most of us struggling with OCD or anxiety, the answer is "not much". The reason we don't really trust ourselves is because over time we (and sometimes other people) gradually teach ourselves that we can't be trusted. You might wonder "how does this happen?"  or "why would I do that?" You might also think "of course I trust myself" but I want to encourage you to really pull out the big mirror and take a look while I explain.  Imagine that you are a person who
  2. Change
    07 Mar, 2018
    As I set about getting my office ready for today's sessions, I quickly checked out my inspirational calendar. Normally the quotes get a cursory glance due to their true lack of inspiration which genuinely annoys me. Today's calendar quote was surprisingly refreshing and is the inspiration for this post. "Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire." - Reggie Leach, Canadian hockey player. When you struggle with anxiety or OCD it can be easy to get stuck in
  3. 22 Feb, 2017
    Challenging social worries
    Have you ever written something, pressed send and then wished you could recall your message? What about reading, re-reading, and re-writing a post for social media? Maybe you worried about what the response to your message might be? What would people think? Would someone be angry at you or take your words "the wrong way"? Would people stop being your friend, judge you or turn others against you for sending or posting that message? Imagine living your life with this fear to the point where you