Ep83 is sponsored by theocdclinics.com (Locations: Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio/Austin metro areas)

InĀ episode 83 I interviewed Chrissie Hodges. Chrissie is a Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker, Peer Support Coach, Author of ‘Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’. Chrissie was awarded the Hero award at the 24th IOCDF conference in San Fran and is a global ambassador for the Shaw Mind Foundation.

Chrissie Hodges

I had a fun and insightful chat with Chrissie. We covered topics such as dealing with personal stigma, Pure O, talking about sexual and violent intrusive thoughts, depression, supports in recovery: exercise, talking with peers and self awareness, using the term Pure O, dealing with an identity crisis, being able to forgive yourself – it’s not your fault, memories, suffering is suffering, and being kind to yourself. Enjoy!

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Show notes:

Chrissie’s OCD story (3:45)

Dealing with personal stigma (11:00)

ERP for Pure O (16:00)

Things that have helped support Chrissie in recovery (20:45)

Increasing awareness of Pure O (24:30)

Chrissie’s book (33:00)

Dealing with the identity crisis that can come from diagnosis and recovery (39:45)

Being able to forgive yourself (46:00)

Memory and OCD (49:30)

Trauma and OCD (52:00)

Suffering is suffering (54:00)

Find out more about the Chrissie:

Website – ChrissieHodges.com

Chrissie’s book “Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” (Amazon.com/Amazon.co.uk)


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Ep83 is sponsored by theocdclinics.com (Locations: Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio/Austin metro areas)

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Comments (2)
  1. Hi Stuart,

    I really want to connect with Chrissie for my OCD matters. Could you please inform me? Appreciate your Podcast a lot.


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