Dave, Is OCD a self-diagnosis or are you under the care of a physician for this condition? If you're not under the care of a physician I advise you to talk with one about these feeling. If you already are then follow his/her recommendations, and if you're not getting any better tell him/her so they can adjust your medication or other therapy.
I would certainly think zazen would be a good companion therapy for OCD, but you would need to be careful not get too obsessed about things like what you should wear, how you should sit, how long you should sit and especially do NOT count breathes. Just wear anything loose and comfortable. Sit however you want as long as you can breathe deeply in a relaxed manner. Don't use a clock or other method to time your sitting - just sit as long as you feel comfortable. If you get fidgety just get up and walk around or do whatever you have to do and then come back and sit some more. When you're sitting just 'follow your breath', out-in - out-in. Don't THINK 'out - in', just allow your consciousness to flow back and forth, in and out with the breathes. Good luck.Bill! From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave P Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:44 AM To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Zen] Mindfullness at work I've been having problems with being distracted at work. I suffer from OCD, and often find myself obsessing and worrying about stuff and finding it detracting from my job. Does anyone have any advice? __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 5532 (20101014) __________ The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus. http://www.eset.com