In episode 61 of the podcast I interviewed Adam ShawAdam, along with Lauren Callaghan co-wrote the book “Pulling the trigger – OCD, Anxiety, panic attacks and related depression. A definitive survival and recovery approach”. Adam also founded the mental health charity The Shaw Mind Foundation.

Adam Shaw

 I had a good chat with Adam. We talk about suicide, why reassurance is a nasty drug, taking a punt on recovery, facing fears not fighting them and living a life beyond OCD. This is an inspiring talk, hope it helps. Enjoy!

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Show notes:

Adam’s story (3:50)

Getting help (7:00)

The pulling the trigger approach to OCD recovery (14:10)

Compassion in OCD recovery (26:00)

The Shaw Mind Foundation (29:20)

Adam’s advice for living an amazing life (35:00)

Find out more about Adam:


Twitter: @Shaw_Mind

“Pulling the trigger” by Adam Shaw and Lauren Callaghan (

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Lauren Callaghan


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