Apologies in advance if the article offends anyone, which I can assure is not intentional.
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) is an awful affliction, one that I had frequently come across in healing and soft cult communities.
The rigid ritual, rules, and beliefs engaged by groups are attractive and I can understand why cult and healing groups feel like a good fit for anyone suffering, as it allows the sufferer to play out their behaviours and reinforce them, along with ritual, in a place where it is considered entirely usual.
OCD worsens when behaviours and rituals are kept up, and serve only to support the rigid mindset held. This is the outlook held by professionals working in the field of ocd sufferers.
One especially harmful area to consider is when the phrase ‘thoughts create reality’ is used as a method of (albeit false) power.
OCD symptoms include distressing thoughts and rumination that they are often unable to move beyond, teamed with the belief that those thoughts would transpire in reality.. in many cases then followed by a ritual or other behaviour that would cancel the thoughts “materialisation”, a fictional relief to a fictional thought that perpetuates distressing, repetitive behaviours.
Cults and healing settings do not benefit sufferers of OCD, creating a large Avenue for manipulation of this incredibly vulnerable section of society.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2020 02:02AM by facet.