reassure oneself

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"Children are being forced to mature too fast without the relevant foundation and reasoning power to reassure oneself," said the psychologist Daniel Koh from Insights Mind Center.
Individuals with OCD tend to have an elevated disgust sensitivity with either the obsession or the focus of the obsession being the potential source of disgust which in turn may lead to compulsive urges to clean, neutralise or in some way reassure oneself that the threat no longer remains.
All through the night, the bread reminded us, 'Today I ate and I will eat again tomorrow.'" Making Heart-Bread is not specifically a religious book; the simple techniques that it offers to reassure oneself that "Today I was loved and I will be loved again tomorrow" are a wonderful blessing to children of all backgrounds, and especially recommended for children in families who have undergone recent changes.