Kristen Bailey

In episode 370 I chat with Kristen Bailey who has kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. 

We discuss her OCD story, how a panic attack triggered OCD, obsessing over hearing songs, harm intrusive thoughts, the fear of going crazy, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), doing acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion focused therapy (CFT), dealing with sneaky compulsions, learning to accept her internal experiences, seeing relapses as teachers, resistance to self compassion, shame, obsessions vs mental compulsions, and much more. Hope it helps.     

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Comments (2)
  1. Thank you so much for sharing this story. Would love to know the title of the book that Kristen mentions as having made a big impact for her in terms of her understanding of intrusive thoughts.

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      Thanks for listening Bianca. We don’t know what book she was referring to, but our guess is that it was “Overcoming unwanted intrusive thoughts” by Dr Sally Winston and Dr Martin Seif as we’ve heard a lot of good things about that book:

      Hope that helps

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