In episode 426 I chat with Josh who has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us. 

We discuss his story, his early experiences of OCD, intrusive thoughts, sexual intrusive thoughts, religious OCD, self harm, joining the military, perfectionism, getting therapy, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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The mindfulness workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy – 

Get out of your mind and into your life by Dr Steven Hayes – 

Everyday mindfulness for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Shila Nicely – 

Chrissie Hodges

Dr Steven Phillipson

Shala Nicely 


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