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Ashley Fulwood (OCD UK) – Recovery Is Possible

In episode 39 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Ashley Fulwood. Ashley is the CEO of the charity OCD UK which aims to serve the 1 million people affected by OCD in the UK, and I’m sure their work has helped you wherever you are in the world.

Ashley Fulwood

I chatted with Ashley about breaking down stigma, dealing with life areas beyond OCD, the idea of going beyond normal to get to normal and why OCD doesn’t make us do anything, it makes us feel like we should do the compulsion. We discuss why setting deadlines are important to getting things done in recovery, why working on the cognitive part is also important in recovery, and why we need to be kind to ourselves. Enjoy.



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Show notes:

Breaking down stigma (4:00)

Ashley’s OCD Story (15:00)

Sometimes you have to go beyond normal to get to normal (26:00)

Sexual contamination (28:00)

Cycling in recovery (40:00)

Be proactive in OCD recovery (49:00)

Why recovery is possible (54:00)

Do what you can in therapy (1:02:00)

Ashley’s advice for therapists (1:04:00)

The main problem facing the charity (1:06:00)

How to donate time or money to OCD UK (1:10:00)

Ashley’s one piece of advice people with OCD should stop doing (1:14:00)

Ashley’s one piece of advice people with OCD should start doing (1:14:50)

Ashley’s one piece of advice (1:15:50)

Ashley’s advice for living an amazing life (1:16:40)

What Ashley would have on his billboard (1:23:00)

Find out more about Ashley and OCD UK:

Website:

OCD UK – http://www.ocduk.org/

Ashley’s site – http://ashleyfulwood.uk/

Twitter:

OCD UK – https://twitter.com/ocduk

Ashley Fulwood – https://twitter.com/ashleyfulwood

Resources:

Paul Salkovskis

Break free from OCD by Dr Fiona Challacombe, Dr Victoria Oldfield and Paul Salkovskis (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)

Make big talk TED Talk

Sponsors:

This podcast is also brought to you by nOCD. Download the app for free and they will donate $0.50 to an OCD charity on your behalf: http://m.treatmyocd.com/ocdstories

To your success,

Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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