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This is an open post in which I would like to share and discuss the tools, exercises and strategies that have contributed to complete cure of any type ICD/OCD (or as I prefer to call it “obsessive compulsory impulse control disorder”) related behaviors. Please feel free to post any solutions and techniques that work (or doesn’t) or worked(or didn’t) for you in the past and have helped you to significantly reduce the time spent on the habit, or completely cure it. Please do not post any information related to how you feel about the disorder, or any other information related to your emotional and physical, ordeals and experiences associated with it. Sorry this that type of information can be, and is heavily discussed in the other multiple posts. This post is strictly dedicated to finding the cure for the obsessive compulsory impulse control disorder. Please copy and reply only to two questions below; be as concise as possible. 1.Question: When did you realize that you have a problem? Answer: 2.Question: What doesn’t/didn’t help you? (Doesn’t work for you) Answer: 3.Question : What helps/helped you to cure it? (Works for you) Answer: Thanks a lot for you contribution. Anthony P.S. I am on the way to cure ;-) 1)Question: When did you realize that you have a problem? Answer: I’ve been skin picking for 16 years and seriously realized that I have the problem 1.5 years ago. 2)Question: What doesn’t/didn’t help you? (Doesn’t work for you) Answer: Any type of toys; 7-30-60 days challenges; covering mirrors; cutting nails; turning off lights; SSRI drugs or supplements; psychotherapy; praying; 3)Question: What helps/helped you to cure it? (Works for you) Answer: learning how to be present/conscious in the moment- breath meditation (mindfulness); changing routines or lifestyle or being traveling/on the road; introducing daily exercises like yoga and swimming; doing something that I wanted to do a long time ago but haven’t done; reading about the ways of cure; selfactualization; strong believe that I can be cured. NOTES: Numerous social psychological studies have confirmed Aristotle's observation that "We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage." If we are dissatisfied with some aspect of our lives, one of the best approaches is to act more like the person we want to be, rather than sitting around analyzing ourselves. Vocabulary: URGE An act of urging; impelling action, influence, or force; impulse. To push or force along; impel with force or vigor, to push, drive, or force into motion. An involuntary, natural, or instinctive impulse. Constant and insistent force associated with certain thoughts, fillings, emotions. Latin urgēre to press, force, drive, urge. IMPULSE The influence of a particular feeling, mental state. Sudden, involuntary inclination prompting to action. A psychic drive or instinctual urge. An impelling force or motion; thrust; impetus, a sudden desire, whim, or inclination. The change in the momentum of a body as a result of a force acting upon it for a short period of time. Latin impulsus pressure, impulse, equivalent to im- im-1 + pul- (variant stem of pellere to push) + -sus, variant of -tus suffix of v. action OBSESSION The domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc. A persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling or thought or sense or emotion causing self-destructing, harmful actions. Compulsive preoccupation with an idea or an unwanted feeling or emotion, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety. A persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling A persistent idea or impulse that continually forces its way into consciousness, often associated with anxiety and mental illness COMPULSION An irresistible impulse to act, regardless of the rationality of the motivation. An act or acts performed in response to such an impulse. Power used to overcome resistance, drive, obligation For Freud the German term Zwang is one of a series of analogous terms like drive, urge, or thrust. The conviction of a disastrous outcome if it is not obeyed, and the promise of actual relief if it is allowed to proceed unrestricted.