Have you ever had a therapist use the 'pink elephant' example?
If I tell you, "Don't think of a pink elephant"...
...What are you thinking of?
A pink elephant?
This example is used to show that thought suppression, trying to stop certain thoughts, actually makes you have them more.
Our soft, cuddly, 8" pink elephant plushie is the perfect reminder to let your thoughts in. The story of the pink elephant example is on the tag, so you or your loved one can remember what you're working towards. And it's not only yourself who benefits. For each one sold, we donate one to a child in residential OCD treatment.
We've managed to donate a year's worth of elephants for TWO major OCD programs for THREE years,
will you help us keep it going?
My name is Elise, and I have had OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) since I was at least 6 years old. Through my lived experience, and a lot of free time from a pandemic the ocdopus™ was born.
I started this shop because OCD is terribly misunderstood, because people use it for punch lines on merchandise, and because the world does not put out products that reflect what we learn in OCD therapy. I wanted to show those with OCD that they are not alone, and that those who do not know about OCD are able to learn about it.
The OCD community is overflowing with wonderful people. I am honored to have the opportunity to get involved and give back in this way.
Are you a provider looking to add a special touch to your practice? Our bulk discounts on high-quality products offer the perfect solution. Many practices offer our lower price-point items as client graduation gifts. Let us help you enhance the experience you provide.
If you're organizing OCD walks and events, we love coming out to add to the positive energy! We will come and set up a table at your event and sell our empowering OCD merch. We donate a portion of our day's profits back to your organization.
We also happily provide product & gift card donations.
Let's team up to make these special events even more impactful and successful.
Calling all creators! We're excited to collaborate with individuals who are enthusiastic about our mission.
If you're passionate about OCD advocacy and creative content, we're here to provide you with free merchandise in exchange for your amazing content creation. Options for collaboration are available for Instagram and/or TikTok. Check us out at @theocdopus to get a sense of our online presence!
Connect with us for collaboration possibilities, including commissions.