Cognitive therapy sucks
Trying to change how one feels by changing ones thoughts almost never works for me. There are so many gurus out there and articles and therapists that try and do this, but none of if ever worked for me.
When I get anxious and the negative thoughts start coming, I could never change them because they are very convincing and strong. Could this be because I also have crippling OCD? I can never get rid of obsessions by changing thoughts or telling myself that the thoughts are OCD and not actually mine, the obessions just reminds itself over and over and fighting it with congitive methods is futile. What I do with SA and OCD is simply suffer until it stops, distractions can be a tiny bit helpful as I wait for the obessions to go away. If I'm lucky it takes minutes, if not, hours and days and weeks and months.
Has anyone been able to get rid of their anxiety by changing their thoughts in the moment? For me, the negative thoughts just remind themselves again over and over and anxiety continues.
Is there any better way to get rid of anxiety without using thought-changing?
(I also tried doing metal exposure to worst fears by writing them out in detail and reading them over and over for days. Hasn't worked either...only a little.)