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Stuart Ralph

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Story: Bryan Piatt

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In episode 213 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Bryan Piatt who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Bryan is a producer over at KARE 11 News, and co-founder of the Refresh Network, a mental health media platform.  

Bryan Piatt

Bryan talks about his OCD story, depersonalisation, his first intrusive thought, various themes of OCD, getting therapy, having a mental health toolkit, opening up to the idea of uncertainty, opening up in the media, his advocacy, public speaking, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Stephen Smith (NOCD Founder)

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their treatment plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 212 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Stephen Smith who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Stephen is the founder and CEO of NOCD. 

Stephen Smith

Stephen talks about his OCD story, dealing with shame, hitting rock bottom, contemplating suicide, figuring out it was OCD, realising there was hope, finding OCD treatment, getting a diagnosis, creating NOCD, dealing with a relapse, mental well-being, how it affects him now, creating a new relationship with his thoughts, dealing with stigma, what Stephen would have liked to have known at the start of his journey, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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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!

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Jon Grayson and Bob Cianfrone – A fear of going crazy

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

In episode 211 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson and Bob Cianfrone. Jon has been specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 40 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is on the podcast today to talk about the OCD subtype around the fear of going ‘crazy’, and is joined by Bob to share his experience. 

Dr Jonathan Grayson

We discuss what is the fear of going crazy, Bob’s story, finding the right treatment, an OCD therapy mindset, obsessions and compulsions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for this theme with a focus on exposure therapy (ERP), example exposures, living with uncertainty, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Natasha Daniels – Parenting children and teens with OCD

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their treatment plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 210 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Natasha Daniels. Natasha is a child and teen therapist. Creator of AT Parenting Survival a website and podcast dedicated to helping families and parents understand and support their children with OCD and anxiety. 

Natasha Daniels

We discuss her story, what to consider when parenting an anxious toddler, how to involve the parents in therapy, things to consider when your child has OCD, working with reassurance seeking, resources for parents, difference between children and teens with OCD, managing a balance between family time and treatment time, gamifying treatment, advice for parental self care and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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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!

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Story: Nicole Falcone

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD and their treatment plans head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

In episode 209 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Nicole Falcone who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

Nicole Falcone

We discuss her OCD story, getting treatment, doing ERP, following values, living with anxiety, her poetry, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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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!

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Ryan Glode – Family accommodation in OCD treatment

In episode 208 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Ryan Glode. Ryan is a licenced mental health counselor at RICBT a group psychotherapy practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is the president and founder of OCD Rhode Island, an Official Affiliate of the IOCDF.

Ryan Glode

In this episode I chat with Ryan. We discuss his therapy story, what is family accommodation, examples of family accommodation, why family accommodation is not helpful in the long run, ways to reduce family accommodation, being supportive without accommodating, bringing family members into session where appropropriate, how the family can support themselves so they can support their loved ones, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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Story: Amy Diener

In episode 207 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Amy Diener who has kindly shared her story with us. 

Amy Diener

In this episode I chat with Amy. We discuss her OCD story, her symptoms, her therapy, moving to Asia, what she learned in recovery, medication, OCD conference (IOCDF), her art, mental health in Asia, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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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!

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