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Stuart Ralph

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Catherine Benfield – Stigma reduction, the BBC and OCD

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In episode 154 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Catherine Benfield for the second time. Catherine runs the blog Taming Olivia, where she blogs about her experiences with OCD, focusing on perinatal and postnatal OCD, as well as advocates hard for the destigmatisation of OCD.

Catherine Benfield

In this episode I chat with Catherine about her story which was shared on the BBC news website, why she wrote an article to midwives, how to safely and effectively share your story with the press, reclaiming the term OCD from shops misusing it, and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Jon Hershfield – Overcoming Harm OCD

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In episode 153 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 four books and in this episode he talks about his new book “Overcoming Harm OCD: Mindfulness and CBT Tools for Coping with Unwanted Violent Thoughts”.

In this episode I chat with Jon about his new book, harm obsessions, how to identify mental compulsions, mindfulness, acceptance scripts and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Jo Edge

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In episode 152 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jo Edge. Jo kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. It is raw, real and inspiring. 

Jo Edge

In this episode I chat with Jo about her OCD story, depression, separation anxiety, CBT therapy, learning to have hobbies, sleep, gratitude and a million other things. Hope it helps.

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Dr Russ Harris – The Happiness Trap

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In episode 151 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Russ Harris. Russ is a medical practitioner, author of the international best-selling book ‘The Happiness Trap’, and is an world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

DR RUSS HARRIS

In this episode I chat with Russ about his therapy story, he demonstrates several exercises, we discuss the choice point, his book The Happiness Trap, living a value led life, applying ACT principals when feeling emotionally overwhelmed, and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Jessica Emily – Littlest Lady (Redefining Trauma, & OCD)

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In episode 150 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jessica Emily. Jessica is the creator of LittlesLady.com, and she’s kindly agreed to share her OCD and mental health story with us.

Littlest Lady - Jessica Emily

In this episode I chat with Jessica about her OCD story, abuse and trauma, therapy, her biggest epiphany in recovery, her work on LittlestLady.com, words of hope for those with OCD and experienced trauma. Hope it helps.

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Elvis Gomes – Understanding experiences of OCD

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In episode 149 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Elvis Gomes. He was on episode 15 where he shared his OCD story and talked about his experience on the TV show Switzerland’s Got Talent. He is now studying for his PhD at Queen Mary University of London.Queen Mary University OCD Study

In this episode I chat with Elvis about an update on his OCD story, he tells us about his PhD research in intrusive thoughts, how to get involved with the research, he shares the 11 misunderstandings around Homosexual themed OCD, his words of wisdom for people with OCD, what he’s learned about OCD since researching it and much much more. Hope it helps.

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