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Thomas Smalley

Story: Thomas Smalley (#234)

In episode 234 I chat with Thomas Smalley. Thomas won the IOCDF’s hero award in 2019 for his OCD advocacy. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story.

In this episode I chat with Thomas about his OCD story, his advocacy, getting therapy, dealing with shame, tracking progress in therapy, his experience of teletherapy, how physical exercise and faith were helpful outlets for him, finding his identity after he got his time back from compulsions, dealing with stigma, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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

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Introduction to Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: An OCD Storybook

This is an introduction to the audiobook of the children’s OCD storybook called “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” by Dr Katia Moritz released on The OCD Stories podcast.

This audiobook was produced by and for The OCD Stories podcast with kind permission from Dr Katia Moritz.

You can listen to the audiobook on the podcast, or on our website: https://theocdstories.com/episode/blink-blink-clop-clop

Special thanks to the voice over artists:

  • Henrietta the chicken  = Dr Elizabeth McIngvale
  • Daisy the cow and Maybelle the cow = Natalie Rubenstein
  • Snort the pig, other pigs, and Farmer Brown = Ethan Smith
  • Biscuit the horse and Trotter the horse = Dr Steven Poskar
  • O.C.Flea and Hoot the owl = Dr Jonathan Hoffman
  • Nervous little chick = Nami Ralph
  • Tips for fighting O.C.Flea = Dr Fugen Neziroglu
  • Narration = Stuart Ralph

If you want to buy a print copy of “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” you can do so here: https://amzn.to/2Oc052Z

For more OCD resources please visit: https://theocdstories.com/resources/

Hope it helps

Stu

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Dr Lauren Wadsworth

Dr Lauren Wadsworth – pOCD (#233)

In episode 233 of the podcast I speak with Dr Lauren Wadsworth. Lauren is a licensed clinical psychologist specialising in treating people with OCD and related disorders. 

We discuss her therapy story, what is peadophile themed OCD (pOCD), how common are these worries, types of obsessions and compulsions, the groinal response, intrusive images, ERP for this theme, mental compulsions, shame, how it can affect people’s sex lives, how families can help their loved ones with OCD, words of wisdom for living with uncertainty, and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/dr-lauren-wadsworth-pocd-233

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

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Sophie

Story: Sophie (#232)

In episode 232 of the podcast I have Sophie who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. I chat with Sophie about her OCD story, perinatal OCD, intrusive harm thoughts around her child, her compulsions, reaching out for help, the importance of finding help from professionals who understand OCD, the power of speaking up, how getting a diagnosis was the best thing that ever happened to her, doing research, getting CBT therapy, learning to be dismissive of the thoughts, her advocacy, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-sophie-232/

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

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Dr Reid Wilson

Dr Reid Wilson – 8 OCD Self Help Principles (#231)

In episode 231 I chat with Dr Reid Wilson. Reid is a licensed psychologist and director at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in North Carolina. Reid is the author of many books including ‘Stopping the noise in your head’. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/reid-wilson-8-principles-231/

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

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Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Story: Nora Shalaway Carpenter (#230)

In episode 230 I chat with Nora Shalaway Carpenter who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. We talk about OCD and pregnancy, and we talk about her book “The edge of anything”, as well as much much more. Hope it helps.

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

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Alegra Kastens – 5 roadblocks to acceptance in the treatment of OCD (#229)

In episode 229 I chat with Alegra Kastens. Alegra is an associate Marriage and family therapist specialising in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Alegra is also an OCD advocate, and a blogger on Psychology Today. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/alegra-kastens-5-roadblocks-to-acceptance-in-the-treatment-of-OCD-229/

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

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Mary-Lyn Kieffer

Story: Mary-Lyn Kieffer (#228)

In episode 228 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Mary-Lyn Kieffer. Mary-Lyn Director at Made of Millions Canada who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

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

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-mary-lyn-kieffer

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Sam Jones

Story: Sam Jones (#227)

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

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

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-sam-jones