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When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty
When in doubt, make belief. For author and news anchor Jeff Bell, these are words to live by. Literally. As someone who has spent much of his life battling severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bell has had to overcome crippling uncertainty few people can imagine. In this powerful follow-up to his critically acclaimed memoir, Rewind, Replay, Repeat, Bell expounds on the principles of applied belief that allowed him to make such a remarkable recovery from this doubting disease” and the lessons he’s learned while traveling the country talking about doubt. With the help of more than a dozen leading experts, Bell offers readers practical techniques for pushing through the discomfort of uncertainty — whether it stems from OCD or just everyday worries — and demonstrates how a shift from decisions based on fear and doubt to ones based on purpose and service can transform any life.
Featuring interviews with Sylvia Boorstein, Patty Duke, Dan Millman, Leon Panetta, Tom Sullivan, and others
About the Author
Jeff Bell is a longtime veteran of radio and television news and currently coanchors the afternoon news at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. A sought-after motivational speaker, Bell serves as a spokesperson for the nonprofit International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (formerly the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation), to which he is donating a portion of this book’s proceeds.
Michael Jenike, MD, Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry, lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Praise for When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty…
A much-needed work.”
— Larry King
Jeff Bell’s humanity, lovely sense of humor, and bravery will no doubt help many people who struggle with uncertainty learn how to make belief.’ Thank you, dear Jeff.”
— Patty Duke, actress and advocate
Jeff Bell has created a primer for dealing with both logical and illogical doubts. His honest and compelling account of his battle with obsessive compulsive disorder offers practical strategies straight from the belly of the beast.”
— Jonathan LaPook, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
A breakthrough book...Jeff Bell’s insights can make a profound difference for anyone struggling with uncertainty in their personal or professional lives.”
— Patrick Lencioni, New York Times bestselling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and president of The Table Group, Inc.
At once humble, human, practical, thoughtful, and masterful.”
— Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, psychology department chair, University of California, Berkeley