Story: Anna Foster

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In episode 135 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Anna Foster. Anna is a presenter for BBC radio Newcastle. She shares her OCD story for the first time. It’s a heartfelt and honest conversation.

Anna Foster

In this episode I chat with Anna about her OCD story, how OCD can change theme, how OCD affected her school life, maternal OCD, getting the motivation to work hard in therapy, how she kept her OCD secret, why there is nothing wrong with triggers, opening up to colleagues, the sense of freedom Anna got from therapy, medication, recovery is possible, lowering stress, getting to the point where the thoughts didn’t matter, the question doesn’t have to be answered, regret, advice for parents, and much much more. Hope it helps.


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Find out more about Anna:

Anna on Twitter: @LadyAnnaFoster

Website: Positivelyyouandanna.com


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  • Reply Avi August 14, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Dear Stuart,

    I just wanted to tell you thank you! your potcasd is a life saver, it helps me a lot!
    And thank you Anna for sharing your story, it really helps!

    • Stuart Ralph
      Reply Stuart Ralph August 15, 2018 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks you Avi for listening and for your kind words 🙂 Hope you’re well.

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