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Stuart Ralph

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Dr Jonathan Hoffman – OCD & Comorbidities

In episode 170 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Dr Jonathan Hoffman. Jon is a licensed psychologist in the states of Florida, New York, and Utah. He is Clinical Director of the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI), which he co-founded with Dr. Katia Moritz.

Dr Jonathan Hoffman

In this episode I chat with Jon about his therapy story, OCD and its mechanisms, ways of viewing OCD, finding your north star in recovery, comorbidities, working with comorbidities and OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the NBI Ranch. Hope it helps.  

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Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen – The Bergen 4-Day OCD Treatment

In episode 169 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen, both professors and psychologists at the University of Bergen and at Haukeland University Hospital Bergen, Norway. They have created the Bergen 4-day OCD treatment format.

Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen
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In this episode I chat with Gerd and Bjarne about what the Bergen 4-day OCD treatment is, what do the 4 days consist of, some of the results of the study, ERP, overcoming resistance to treatment, maintenance of improvements, how they plan to roll out the 4-day format, words of hope for people with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

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Karina Dach – Compassion, respect, and humor in OCD treatment

In episode 168 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Karina Dach. Karina is a licensed therapist in Colorado, and Florida.

In this episode I chat with Karina about her therapy story, how she applies exposure therapy in her own life, advice for someone starting ERP, staying consistent with exposure therapy after therapy, dealing with difficult emotions, acknowledging your progress, living with uncertainty, creative exposure exercises, what is parent training, support groups, being in nature, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

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Story: Matt Shoobridge

This week’s episode is sponsored by Huddle.care. To find out more (and get a discount for 2 months) check out huddle.care/ocd

In episode 167 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Matt Shoobridge. Matt hosts his own radio show on mental health called ‘Mind over matter’. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us.

Matt Shoobridge

In this episode I chat with Matt about his OCD story, his mushroom metaphor, sharing hope, what he learned in CBT therapy, mindfulness, his radio show ‘Mind over matter’, exercise, medication, and more. Hope it helps. 

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Dr Maggie Perry – huddle.care, group therapy & teletherapy

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In episode 166 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Dr Maggie Perry. Maggie is a licensed psychologist who created the online anxiety and OCD group therapy platform huddle.care. huddle care groups are centred around acceptance-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and OCD.

Dr Maggie Perry

In this episode I chat with Maggie about her therapy story, huddle.care, how playing basketball inspired huddle.care, we talk about the inner workings of OCD, anxiety, social anxiety and panic, we discuss shame, and guilt, ERP, group therapy, teletherapy and Maggie’s words of hope. Hope it helps. 

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Sean Shinnock – Hope, Vulnerability and OCD Advocacy

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In episode 165 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Sean Shinnock. Sean is an artist, advocate, and creator of the monster initiative, with Draw your monster being a project under that umbrella. He has kindly agreed to talk with us again.

Sean Shinnock

In this episode I chat with Sean about hope, renewing hope, his advocacy, vulnerability, intimacy, The Monster Initiative, the advocacy campaign “Every crayon colours”, and so much more. Hope it helps. 

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Not Alone Notes – Morgan Rondinelli and Molly Fishback

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In episode 164 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Morgan Rondinelli and Molly Fishback to talk about their initiative Not Alone Notes.

Not Alone Notes

In this episode I chat with Morgan and Molly about their OCD stories, their recovery journeys, meeting others with OCD, their initiative Not Alone Notes, who can get a note, getting into advocacy, why all pain is deserving of empathy and treatment. Hope it helps. 

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