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Stuart Ralph

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Story: Sam Jones

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 227 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Sam Jones. Sam has kindly agreed to share his story with us.

Sam Jones

In this episode I chat with Sam about his story, getting effective therapy, writing his story, shame and loneliness, his first CBT sessions, engaging in the present moment, his mindset change, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Amanda Petrik-Gardner – Colouring in taboo OCD themes

In episode 226 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Amanda Petrik-Gardner. Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who specialises in OCD, anxiety and related disorders. Amanda is author of the book “An OCD Exposure Coloring Book: Coloring Exposures for Sexual, Harming, Relationship, Religious, and Scrupulous Intrusive Thoughts”.

Amanda Petrik-Gardner

In this episode I chat with Amanda about her therapy story, ‘taboo’ OCD themes, unwanted thoughts, the therapy for different taboo OCD themes, how CBT therapy works for these themes, working with shame, the OCD exposure colouring book, reducing compulsions with response prevention, an ERP mindset, living with uncertainty, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Aaron Harvey – No one told me

In episode 225 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Aaron Harvey. Aaron is the founder of MadeofMillions.com a not-for-profit that brings together sufferers, advocates, and professionals on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health.

Aaron Harvey

In this episode I chat with Aaron about his story, advocacy, how dealing with OCD has helped him with uncertainty, the story behind intrusivethoughts.org, Made of Millions mission, their mission and work in helping corporate companies to train their staff in mental health, their new campaign “No one told me”, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Chrissie Hodges – Trauma of OCD

In episode 224 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Chrissie Hodges. Chrissie is a Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker, Peer Support Coach, Author of ‘Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’. Chrissie was awarded the hero award at the 24th IOCDF conference in San Fran.

Chrissie Hodges

In this episode I chat with Chrissie about why this topic of trauma from OCD is important, Chrissie’s story, owning our stories, the moment OCD showed up, honouring the pain from the specific OCD theme, internalised stigma, how certified peer support helped Chrissie, how community helped Chrissie, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Stacey Kuhl Wochner – Real Event OCD

In episode 223 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Stacey Kuhl Wochner. Stacey is director of OCD Specialists a private psychotherapy practice, treating adolescents and adults with OCD and related disorders.

Stacey Wochner

In this episode I chat with Stacey about her therapy story, what is real event OCD, what makes this OCD, how someone can know if this is OCD or a reasonable response to a real event, cognitive distortions of black and white thinking around right and wrong, some of the obsessions and compulsions of this sub-type, what CBT/ERP looks like for this theme, mindfulness, self-compassion, how families can help those with this sub-type, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Jon Hershfield – Coronavirus (Covid-19) & Moral Scrupulosity (OCD)

In this special episode of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jon Hershfield. Jon is a psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is the author five OCD books, including his most recent book “Overcoming Harm OCD”.

Jon Hershfield

I got Jon on the show to address some questions around the Coronavirus and moral scrupulosity OCD. Hope it helps. 

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Chris and Jodi Langellotti – Two sides of one story

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their therapy plans (and to book a free call) head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 222 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Chris and Jodi Langellotti who have kindly agreed to share their OCD story from the point of view of husband and wife. 

In this episode I chat with Chris and Jody about their OCD story. In this we discuss Chris’ OCD story, finding the right treatment, focusing on being the spouse and not the therapist, the paradoxical nature of OCD, working together in marriage to approach OCD, what Chris finds helpful that Jodi does to support him, self-care for the spouse, embracing the diagnosis of OCD, self-care for the relationship, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Dr Steven Phillipson – Call me Steve (The Therapeutic Relationship)

In episode 221 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. He co-founded the first Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area in 1987. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.

Dr Steven Phillipson

In this episode I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson’s about what is a therapeutic relationship/alliance?, importance of a good therapeutic relationship, what is rapport in the therapy room?, an equal partnership for achieving therapy goals, the therapist’s role, disclosure, time, trust, patients role, therapist shopping, transference in the relationship, love in the relationship, humour, managing diversity and difference in the therapeutic relationship, what to do if you feel your therapist isn’t a good fit for you, how to approach the therapeutic relationship and much much more. Hope it helps.

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