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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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You can also listen on Android and over devices through most podcast apps, such as Stitcher.

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

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Dr Reid Wilson – Stopping the noise in your head

In episode 42 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Reid Wilson. Reid is a licensed psychologist who run the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He designed american airlines first national program for the fearful flyer. He is a founding clinical fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Reid is the author of many books including ‘Don’t panic’ and most recently ‘stopping the noise in your head’.  

Dr Reid Wilson

I chatted with Reid about why belief changes behaviour, the content of worry and why it’s trash, the importance of trusting the therapeutic approach and why we should act as if. We discussed why we should empower the therapeutic voice within us, how to learn acceptance, leaning in to tough thoughts and feelings, and even looking for uncertainty. Reid gave some great advice on living a good life. Enjoy.



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To listen on iTunes click the button, or go to iTunes and search “The OCD Stories“. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a review. It helps us reach more people who need to hear these remarkable stories of recovery!

You can also listen on Android and over devices through most podcast apps, such as Stitcher.

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

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Shala Nicely Answers Your OCD Recovery Questions

In episode 41 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Shala Nicely. Shala is an anxiety disorders treatment specialist in Atlanta and author of the forthcoming books, “Is Fred in the Refrigerator?” and “Everyday Mindfulness for OCD”. Shala is also co-founder of BeyondTheDoubt.com.

Shala Nicely

I chatted with Shala and asked her your questions, she gave some great answers. Shala answered questions on sleep, dealing with mental checking, advice for starting ERP, how obsessions have changed over time, medication, accepting risk, depression and imaginal exposure. Enjoy.



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To listen on iTunes click the button, or go to iTunes and search “The OCD Stories“. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a review. It helps us reach more people who need to hear these remarkable stories of recovery!

You can also listen on Android and over devices through most podcast apps, such as Stitcher.

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

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The Legend of #AskAshOCD

In episode 32 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Ashley Curry. Ash has recovered from OCD, and has been free for 12 years. He’s an advocate for Maternal OCD, OCD Action and Tourettes Action. He is also Founder and host of #AskAshOCD weekly Twitter Q&A.

Ashley Curry

In this episode I chat with Ash about his OCD story including transgender OCD, sexual intrusive thoughts and how he recovered. He goes into how to overcome OCD and take your life back. We also look into why it takes people time to recover. Ash is a great guy with a lot of great advice. Enjoy.


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To listen on iTunes click the button, or go to iTunes and search “The OCD Stories“. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a review. It helps us reach more people who need to hear these remarkable stories of recovery!

You can also listen on Android and over devices through most podcast apps, such as Stitcher.

This podcast is brought to you by Talkspace. “There are no OCD therapists in my area” is often a statement I hear a lot. Talkspace breaks down geographical boundaries. Get $30 of your first month with Talkspace.com/ocdstories as a The OCD Stories listener. To get the discount click the link or download the app and use the code OCDSTORIES. Ask for an OCD therapist who specialises in CBT/ERP.

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

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Eric Kupers on Meditation, ERP, EMDR and OCD!

In episode 19 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Eric Kupers. Eric is Associate Professor, at Cal State University East Bay, in the Department of Theatre. He is also Dance Co-Director, at the Dandelion Dance theater.

Eric Kupers

Eric bravely shares his story with us. His story offers a lot of great advice for any one in or hoping to start recovery from OCD. In the episode we discuss meditation and how this has helped Eric with his recovery from OCD. How OCD has made Eric learn how to be calm. We touch on EMDR, talking therapy, medication and hypnotherapy. We chat about that moment you tell your loved ones about OCD. Eric talks about how he uses dance and performance to express his journey with OCD. He shares the idea about not “fighting OCD” and instead see it as an ally. Enjoy…

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Katie d’Ath on Managing OCD With CBT

In episode 18 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Katie. Katie d’Ath trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London before working at The Priory Hospital North London delivering both individual and group cognitive behavioural therapy. She now works a private practice, from North and Central London. Katie also co-authored the book “Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies”

Katie D'ath

In the episode we covered lots of topics on both how to overcome OCD and how to live a great life. Katie talks about the importance of looking after yourself with self love, why you should behave yourself out of the problem and CBT. It was a pleasure to talk with Katie, she knows her stuff and is a caring, knowledgable therapist. Enjoy…

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Dr Courtney Paré on Naturopathic Medicine for OCD

In episode 17 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Courtney Paré. Courtney specialises in naturopathic medicine, and has had her own battles with OCD.

Dr. Courtney Paré

I had an enjoyable chat with Courtney about nutrition and homeopathic medicine. We discussed alternative methods and how they can work with traditional OCD therapies. We proved and/or debunked myths around various supplements for OCD such as 5-htp. Courtney shared her OCD story, and how she is overcoming the disorder. The thing that stuck out for me is how important a holistic, and natural approach can help OCD recovery. This talk offers a lot of insight into areas of OCD recovery that rarely gets talked about. Enjoy…

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Dr Joan Davidson – Daring To Challenge OCD

In episode 14 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Joan Davidson. Joan is a licensed psychologist and co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy. She is Assistant Professor in the Clinical Sciences Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and the author of the book “Daring to challenge OCD: overcome your fear of treatment and take control of your life using ERP

Dr Joan Davidson

Joan really is an expert in delivery of ERP. The advice she shared was wonderful. I personally learned a lot, and at times I can be a bit of a ‘know it all’ as my partner tells me. We discuss the importance of mindset and really thinking through therapy before tackling it. Joan is a very friendly person, with a great heart for helping others. I know you’ll get a lot out of this talk. Enjoy!!!

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Dr Fred Penzel on Homosexual OCD, BDD & Zen

In episode 13 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Fred Penzel. Fred is a psychologist and founding member of the International OCD Foundation. He has authored a book on OCD and one on Trichotillomania.

Dr Fred Penzel

Fred has a wealth of knowledge on OCD. He has invested so much into the treatment of others, it was an honour to interview him. We talk about how to treat OCD, homosexual OCD, what to do if you struggle with the obsession “what if I don’t even have OCD” and body dysmorphic disorder. Enjoy!!!

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I am not an OCD unicorn

It is what it is and you can have a meaningful, happy, wonderful life even though you have a mental illness.

My name is Nelly. Well, not really, but that is the name I use to blog about being an OCD survivor for over thirty two years. When I first started showing symptoms, there was no actual treatment for children. I had no idea that anything was different about me except that I seemed to really have issues leaving my home (anxiety attacks) and washing my hands (to the point of them cracking and bleeding). I didn’t even realize that touching things repeatedly until they felt right, was not something that other children do. I was taken to a doctor at the age of four but the doctor said that if my parents ignored it, it would probably go away on it’s own.

He was wrong.

I am now thirty six years old and I have struggled with OCD for most of my life. Over my thirty two years of struggles, I have had many symptoms. I have read up extensively on my disorder and have had several therapies. I have tried and been prescribed several different medications over my lifetime. All of that has helped me immensely with dealing with my severe OCD and learning how to cope with intrusive thoughts, triggers, and panic attacks. I am not saying life is a breeze and I no longer have times when my OCD really bothers me. I am just saying I am now able to cope pretty well when things do take a turn for the obsessional, guilt inducing, stomach turning, fear invoking OCD triggers.

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