The Path to Individuation and Wholeness

There are thousands of pixels in an image that appears on your computer screen, in images in magazines and newspapers, or in the photos in your frames. At first glance, there is just a picture, but as we look closer, we can see that it is made up of pixels. Finally, when we zoom in close enough, we see that there is nothing but pixels. Imagine individuation in a similar way. When we are in the first half of life, we typically want to know how we as individuals fit into the world around us. As we get older, we want to know how we are different. We are part of the whole - but what makes us special? Distinct? Unique? Through individuation, we seek to zoom in and find our individuality.

How does individuation work? Every person is unique, and so every process will be unique. There are two frameworks, though, that can be useful in guiding us along the way. Remember, "The goal of the individuation process is the synthesis of the self" (Jung). That is what we are trying to "find."

Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Facts

OCD hoarding and how it works

Hoarding is one of the most common symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder that millions of people suffer from. Hoarding has been brought to light recently because it's featured on a number of different television shows. These show extreme hoarding cases where individuals hoard entire homes full of garbage and useless items that they don't need. This is a disorder that is classified by the excessive collection of items. People who collect these items also have a hard time giving or throwing anything away, which is why there is also a lot of garbage found in homes of OCD hoarding sufferers.

Some people state that they don't have a problem when they hoard. Instead, they say that they are just "collectors" who like certain things. It's generally pretty easy to identify someone who has a hoarding problem because they will have an excess of items that are random instead of a collection of only one or two types of things. Friends and family members normally bring the problems to light by showing the hoarder their "collection" is out of control.

How to Identify OCD in Children

How to identify OCD in children

OCD is something that millions of people deal with on a daily basis, including children. When it comes to OCD in children, parents should know what to expect. Without the proper knowledge of this disorder, parenting can end up being much more difficult than it would be otherwise. Learning what OCD is will be the first step for any parent that suspects their child has this disorder. When a child or adult has OCD they will have thoughts, images or impulses throughout the day that they will obsess about. The obsessive thoughts aren't the only things that sufferers have to deal with. They can also end up with compulsions, which are behaviors and rituals that have to be done in order for the individual to feel alright.

When someone has OCD they are going to obsess over something over and over until they do the ritual that calms them down. This could be something like flipping a light switch 20 times before leaving the house or changing clothes twice before bed. More than just the ritual, people also obsess over fears that cause them a lot of anxiety. There are a lot of different types of OCD out there, especially when it comes to children.

Review of the OCD Rescue Program

OCD affects millions of people worldwide, and can be very difficult to treat. It can also lead to misunderstandings with family, friends and work colleagues because until now, there has been very little in the way of good, productive treatments that actually work. There is a very good new website available called OCD Rescue, designed by and for OCD sufferers, which promises to help you overcome the disorder once and for all-and it certainly seems to deliver! As it is written by someone who has previously suffered from OCD, you can be sure that the advice is tried and tested, and that it will work.

If you are one of the millions of people out there who suffer from OCD in one of its many forms, you will possibly be feeling lonely and isolated, and struggling to cope with the disorder and its symptoms. There are many "solutions" out there offered to OCD sufferers, and many involve costly therapy and drugs which have very little effect on the root causes of the disease.