OCD 101
Anxiety 101
Coping Skills
The brain
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100
What is the name for unwanted and repetitive words or images that come to the mind?

intrusive thoughts

100

True or False: The number one goal of anxiety is to get us to avoid what makes us anxious 

True

100

Distraction skills help our mind focus on something else. Name two ways to distract yourself. 

Read, video games, watch a show, call someone 

100

True or False: Anxiety impacts executive functioning skills

True 

100

True or False: The brain is primed to remember negative events more intensely than positive events. 

True. This is why we have to work harder to be optimistic sometimes!

200

What is the name of repetitious, purposeful physical or mental actions that the individual feels compelled to engage in to reduce anxiety?

Compulsions

200

This is the name of the cognitive distortion that makes us jump to the worst case scenario 

Catastrophizing 

200

Self Soothe skills help give a different sensation for our bodies to focus on which can help to calm us down. Give two examples of self soothe skills.

Deep breathing, muscle relaxation, taking a shower, exercise. 

200

Give two examples of executive functioning skills

task initiation, organization, time management, goal directed perseverance, task completion

200

What is the capital of Illinois?

Springfield

300

True or False: OCD is rational

False! It can not be rationalized with 

300

Name 3 physical symptoms of anxiety 

headache, stomachache, racing heart, restless, tight chest, sweating, etc. 

300

Give an example of how you can cope with intrusive thoughts. 

thought distancing, distraction, acceptance

300

When we are in the flood zone we do not do our best problem solving. Our only goal is to get through it without creating new problems. Name two ways in which you might create new problems when you are in the flood zone. 

Avoid homework, yell at someone, break something, etc. 

300

Who is the vice president?

Kamala Harris

400

True or False: Trying to stop yourself from thinking about something only makes the thought more intense

True! This is why acceptance is so important 

400

In the CBT triangle, we learn about the ways in which three important things impact each other. Thoughts, feelings, and what else?

Behaviors 

400

Talk about a time that you used a coping skill in the last month 

give example 

400

The amygdala is the emotion center of the brain. It is what gets turned on when we are anxious. We tend to react in three ways when this happens. Fight, flight, and what is the last?

Freeze

400

What is 5 x 5?

25

500

Name three examples of a compulsive behavior

Reassurance seeking, mental checking, handwashing, checking lights, etc.

500

Give an example of how a cognitive distortion impacts the choices that you might make 

Example, if I say I am going to fail a test, I might not study 

500

True or False: Coping skills make negative feelings go away completely

False. They just help to get through tough moments a bit easier. 
500

The brain's number one goal at all times is to make predictions about the future that help to keep us safe. This is why OCD hates uncertainty so much, because the brain feels unable to make predictions with certainty. Talk about a time that you dealt with uncertainty and what helped you to get through it. 

Give example.

500

How many books are there in the Harry Potter series?

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