In episode 61 of the podcast I interviewed Adam Shaw. Adam, 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.
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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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:
Petition for getting mental health taught in school – Our national crusade for compulsory mental health education
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To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team
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