Jon Hershfield

In episode 6 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jon Hershfield. Jon is the author of two books on OCD and a therapist who specialises in OCD treatment.

Show notes:

  • Jon’s OCD Story (1:30)
  • What Jon did before he retrained into therapy (7:10)
  • Risk and OCD (9:00)
  • What mindfulness is, and how can it be used to treat OCD (11:40)
  • Mindfulness and ACT (14:45)
  • Jon’s tips to stay on track with mindfulness training (16:15)
  • Using mindfulness for anger (22:00)
  • Good meditations for beginners (26:40)
  • How to meditate even though you are getting intrusive thoughts (31:50)
  • How mindfulness can work alongside ERP (39:20)
  • Jon’s tip for starting and sticking with ERP (44:20)
  • The acceptance script and how to use it (51:20)
  • Mental reviewing, scenario bending, mental rehearsal and mental hoarding (1:00:30)
  • The one bit of advice Jon would give if he only had 30 seconds (1:12:00)
  • Jon’s new book “When a family member has OCD” (1:14:15)
  • What Jon would have written on his billboard (1:16:40)

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