Elvis Gomes – Switzerland’s Got Talent and Sexual Orientation OCD

In episode 15 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Elvis Gomes. Elvis is a singer song writer and is currently doing a masters degree. He is an OCD advocate and has created the musical project OCDletmego which started after his performance on the TV show Switzerland’s Got Talent in 2015. He performed in the show with his original song “Let Me Go” which relates to Elvis’ personal experience with OCD.

Elvis Gomes

We talk about why homosexual OCD should be called sexual orientation OCD. We discuss his recovery which includes ERP, acceptance, meditation, yoga and the importance of developing a life filled with things that you love. Elvis tells us about his performance on Switzerland’s Got Talent of his song “Let me go”. We explore his fundraising project #OCDletMeGo. We look into gender and OCD in linguistics. Enjoy…


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Show notes:

Elvis’ OCD story (2:15)

Why Homosexual OCD is the wrong term (9:50)

Elvis’ recovery (12:00)

Yoga and meditation (25:00)

Why Elvis was always open about OCD with loved ones (25:50)

Switzerland’s Got Talent performance of Let me go (30:00)

Harry Potter and the dementors (40:00)

Elvis’ MA degree thesis “OCD and linguistics” (42:00)

Elvis one key piece of advice (56:00)

Elvis advice for living an amazing life (59:00)

What Elvis would say on his billboard (1:00:55)

Find out more about Elvis Gomes:

OCD Let Me GO – OCDLetMeGo.com

Twitter – @ElvisGomes90

Facebook – ElvisGomesOfficial


Resources mentioned:

Pure by Rose Bretecher

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Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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  • Reply Dave July 3, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    This episode changed my life. I appreciate this podcast so much. Such a great conversation about such an important topic. Elivs Gomes is so smart and wise and self aware. Love this

  • Reply Ollie November 22, 2018 at 9:08 am

    I went through literally the exact same thing, feeling for feeling, he described it perfectly! I’ve only recently discovered this is what I have so still working on it, thank you though 🙂

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