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Weekly episodes with some of the best OCD therapists and researchers in the world, as well as the occasional rambling from myself, Stuart, the host of the show. Episodes every Sunday.

 

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What’s your one bit of advice for those with OCD?

Today’s episode is sponsored by Riley’s Wish. To find out more including Riley’s story, to find resources or make a donation please visit RileysWish.com.

In episode 174 of The OCD Stories podcast I was at the OCD Action conference in London, and I interview anyone who wanted to answer the questions “What’s your one bit of advice for those with OCD?” and “What words of hope do you have for those with OCD?”. On today’s episode I share the answers to the first question. Hope it helps.

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Rose Cartwright – PURE (The TV show)

Today’s episode is sponsored by Riley’s Wish. To find out more including Riley’s story, to find resources or make a donation please visit RileysWish.com.

In episode 173 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Rose Cartwright. Rose is a writer and author of the book “PURE”, which is now a channel 4 comedy-drama series. Rose is also a director over at intrusivethoughts.org, and Madeofmillions.com.

Rose (Bretécher) Cartwright

In this episode I chat with Rose about her TV show PURE, how she kept control over her story, her wisdom for working with the media, dealing with shame, advocacy, self-care, meditation, what Rose has learned on her own recovery journey, her initiative Made of Millions, and words of hope. Hope it helps. 

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Jayme Valdez – Addiction, taboo OCD themes, ERP and ACT

In episode 172 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Jayme Valdez. Jayme is the owner of Clearview OCD Counseling, a private psychotherapy practice just outside Boston. Jayme is a licensed mental health counselor and serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Massachusetts and OCD Rhode Island. Jayme is particularly interested in providing inclusive treatment for all persons living with OCD, including those with substance use disorders, self-harming behaviors, suicidality, as well as those in the LGBTQ, Persons of Color and other underserved communities.

Jayme Valdez

In this episode I chat with Jayme about her mental health story, treating addiction alongside OCD, harm themed OCD, ERP for peadophile themed OCD, using ACT for OCD, an ACT approach to ERP, creative ways of treating OCD, when to reduce therapy, and words of hope. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Mark-Ameen Johnson

In episode 171 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Mark-Ameen Johnson. Mark has kindly agreed to share his OCD story, and his advocacy work.

Mark-Ameen Johnson

In this episode I chat with Mark about his OCD story, CBT, scrupulosity, his advocacy in sexual orientation OCD, OCD is OCD, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Dr Jonathan Hoffman – OCD & Comorbidities

In episode 170 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Dr Jonathan Hoffman. Jon is a licensed psychologist in the states of Florida, New York, and Utah. He is Clinical Director of the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI), which he co-founded with Dr. Katia Moritz.

Dr Jonathan Hoffman

In this episode I chat with Jon about his therapy story, OCD and its mechanisms, ways of viewing OCD, finding your north star in recovery, comorbidities, working with comorbidities and OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the NBI Ranch. Hope it helps.  

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Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen – The Bergen 4-Day OCD Treatment

In episode 169 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen, both professors and psychologists at the University of Bergen and at Haukeland University Hospital Bergen, Norway. They have created the Bergen 4-day OCD treatment format.

Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen
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In this episode I chat with Gerd and Bjarne about what the Bergen 4-day OCD treatment is, what do the 4 days consist of, some of the results of the study, ERP, overcoming resistance to treatment, maintenance of improvements, how they plan to roll out the 4-day format, words of hope for people with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

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Karina Dach – Compassion, respect, and humor in OCD treatment

In episode 168 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Karina Dach. Karina is a licensed therapist in Colorado, and Florida.

In this episode I chat with Karina about her therapy story, how she applies exposure therapy in her own life, advice for someone starting ERP, staying consistent with exposure therapy after therapy, dealing with difficult emotions, acknowledging your progress, living with uncertainty, creative exposure exercises, what is parent training, support groups, being in nature, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

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