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Dr Jonathan Grayson – OCD Recovery, Uncertainty and Virtual Camping

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In episode 45 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson. Jon with his wife, Cathy founded the LA treatment centre for anxiety and OCD. Jon has been working with people with OCD for 35 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He founded the support group GOAL and is also known for his idea virtual camping.

Dr Jonathan Grayson

I chatted with Jon about the strength you gain from having and recovering from OCD. We discuss certainty as an emotion, learning to cope with the worst, camping and virtual camping. We talk about motivation in recovery, seeing a life after OCD, medication, how ACT can work with ERP, his support group GOAL and how a supportive community can help. Enjoy.



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Show notes:

Jon’s therapy story (3:40)

Uncertainty and better mental health (5:30)

The importance of understanding OCD (7:10)

Camping, virtual camping and OCD (15:10)

Use positive and negative motivation (22:10)

Motivation for ERP (30:00)

Medication and OCD (35:30)

Medication and depression (40:30)

ACT and ERP (43:00)

GOAL support group (50:00)

Jon’s advice for living an amazing life (57:00)

Jon’s billboard (1:00:00)

Find out more about Jon:

Jon’s website – LAOCDTreatment.com

Freedom from OCD (GOAL manual can be found here) – FreedomFromOCD

Resources:

Shala Nicely – Beyond the doubt / Shala answers your questions

Ed Renshaw – OCD story and podcast

IOCDF conference

Dr Steven Hayes

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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5 Comments

  • Reply Ashley November 7, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Stu! I look forward to meeting you at the iocdf conference next year!

  • Reply Mike Miller, Phd November 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    GREAT episode with Dr. Grayson!!! THANKS!!!! Maybe we’ll meet in San Fransisco! Who knows? 😉

    • Stuart Ralph
      Reply Stuart Ralph November 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Thanks Mike. I’ll see you there!

  • Reply James November 19, 2016 at 8:35 am

    I’d love to chat with you about our OCD Coaching Videos and my new book It’s a Matter of Trust. Love John Grayson’s interview.

    • Stuart Ralph
      Reply Stuart Ralph November 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hi James, thanks for your message. Please drop me an email via the contact page on this site and I will get back to you about it 🙂 Stu

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