Ocd

What OCD is Like: Being Present to Someone with OCD
by MATT B.

The First Few Chapters of a Life with OCD
by MATT B.
[I wrote what follows as my “thesis” in divinity school. I hesitated quite a bit before publishing it; here’s hoping it will be useful.] Just as the infernal forest of razor leaves, just as the winged creatures from hell are really brought into being by my actions.… –Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra Preface When I was 18, I

Getting the Flu: A Four-Day Forced Meditation Retreat
by MATT B.
I haven’t left the house much over the last couple of days. My sheets are bunched up at the foot of the bed, clothes are strewn all over the floor, and containers of half-eaten soup and Emergen-C scan the wasteland from their perches on desktops and chairs. It’s been wonderful. In fact, it’s a lot

William James, Mental Illness, and God: How OCD Helps Me Understand Certain Varieties of Religious Experience
by MATT B.
In his lecture on “The Reality of the Unseen,” William James describes how some people perceive gods or spirits just as vividly as they perceive objects directly in front of them. He quotes a fellow professor on his experiences with a mysterious, spirit-like presence. For several nights, the colleague writes, he felt the presence steal into

What OCD is Like: Worrying at the Speed of Thought
by MATT B.
I used to worry about a small number of things for weeks or months or years on end. Now I worry about millions of things, but for much shorter periods. Weirdly, that feels like progress. What OCD is Like: Worrying at the Speed of Thought from Matt Bieber on Vimeo.

What OCD is Like: Exhausting and Unsafe
by MATT B.
What OCD is Like: Exhausting and Insecure from Matt Bieber on Vimeo.

What OCD is Like: Two Kinds of Guilt, One Healthy Response
by MATT B.
What OCD is Like: Two Kinds of Guilt, One Healthy Response from Matt Bieber on Vimeo.

What OCD is Like: An Episode in Buenos Aires
by MATT B. on JUNE 5, 2011
What OCD is Like: An Episode in Buenos Aires from Matt Bieber on Vimeo.

What OCD is Like: First in a Series of Videos
by MATT B.
What OCD is Like: Personal Experiences with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder from Matt Bieber on Vimeo.

Video Series on OCD Coming Soon…
by MATT B.
As some of you know, I’ve dealt with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for years. Now that I’ve got this new blogging platform up and running, I’m going to be launching a series of videos on my experiences dealing with OCD. I’m hoping that this will be of some use to others with OCD (or just to