Ten. Reality Sensing

  1. Kieron O'Connor and
  2. Frederick Aardema

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch10

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy

How to Cite

O'Connor, K. and Aardema, F. (2011) Reality Sensing, in Clinician's Handbook for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Inference-Based Therapy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119960027.ch10

Author Information

  1. Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Hôpital Louis-H. Lafontaine, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470684092

Online ISBN: 9781119960027

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Keywords:

  • reality sensing;
  • client, identifying cross-over, imagination;
  • OCD doubt, always false going against our senses;
  • obsession, against reality;
  • falsehood of obsessions;
  • reality check, disconfirming anxiety;
  • subjective elements, in alternative stories;
  • doubt distrust versus reality sensing;
  • learning to trust, what the senses do not say;
  • helping client, to let go of doubt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cross-Over

  • Away from Reality

  • Falsehood of Obsessions

  • Going Against Reality

  • When Reality Gets in the Way

  • Alternative Stories

  • Doubt Distrust Versus Reality Sensing

  • Learning to Trust What the Senses do not Say

  • Reality Sensing

  • Overuse of the Senses

  • Helping the Client to Let Go of the Doubt and Trust the Senses

  • Helping the Client Let Go of Extra Effort