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Chrissie Hodges and Jess discuss OCD

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In episode 144 of The OCD Stories podcast my guest interviewer (Jess) 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.

Chrissie Hodges

In this episode Jess talks to Chrissie about an her story (an update on it), working through trauma, dealing with emotions beyond anxiety, breaking down stigma, how friends and family can support their loved one with OCD without giving reassurance, tips for starting advocacy, peer support, handling the “What if this is not OCD?” intrusive thought, raising awareness in schools, feeling self-compassion, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

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Story: Kevin Putman (RUN OCD)

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In episode 140 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kevin Putman. Kevin is known for his advocacy work with RUN OCD a grassroots movement motivated to educate, support and raise awareness about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As part of this Kevin ran ping pong tournaments called Ping Pong 4 OCD at the IOCDF conferences and other events. In 2015 he won the hero award from the IOCDF.  

Kevin Putman RUN OCD

Kevin post-run

In this episode I chat with Kevin about his OCD story, his therapy journey, Mindfulness, ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy), the helpfulness of meeting others with OCD, Kevin’s self-care: yoga, running, swimming.  We also talked about how humour can be healing, RUN OCD, helping yourself through helping others, and so much more. Hope it helps.

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Aaron Harvey – Intrusive Thoughts

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In episode 134 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Aaron Harvey. Aaron is the founder of the wonderful IntrusiveThoughts.org a not for profit website thatbrings together sufferers, advocates, professionals and loved ones of people with OCD in order to save lives. Aaron shares his OCD story in an honest and open way.

Aaron Harvey

In this episode I chat with Aaron about his OCD story, including detail into some of his sexual, violent intrusive thoughts. We talk about why rumination will never give you the answer, his recovery journey including psycho-education, therapy, joining the community, mindfulness, and surfing. Aaron shares the 478 mindfulness technique, why you are not your thoughts, getting in a flow state, his biggest insight, IntrusiveThoughts.org and helping others. Hope it helps.

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Margaret Sisson – OCD & Addiction (Riley’s Wish Foundation)

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In episode 115 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Margaret Sisson. Margaret founded the charity Riley’s Wish which helps sufferers of OCD and addiction. The charity was started in honour and memory of her son Riley, who was a passionate advocate for people with OCD and addiction.

Margaret and Riley Sission

I talked with Margaret about Riley’s OCD story, what don’t people know about OCD and addiction together, where clinicians could respond better to someone with OCD and addiction, advice for those with OCD and addiction, advice for family members, support systems, the Foundation Riley’s Wish, and how people can help the foundation. Hope it helps! 

 

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Storytime – On Avoiding Writing This Essay

It’s storytime… Morgan shares her OCD story with us. Morgan talks about perfectionism and how OCD got worse in college. Morgan offers hope and an example that you can achieve your goals even if OCD is present. Hope it helps.

This Wednesday version will only be on itunes and other podcast apps. It will not be on YouTube like the interview episodes. You can also listen here through the audio player below.

Here is the written version of Morgan’s story: On avoiding writing this essay and Morgan on the podcast.

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This podcast is also brought to you by nOCD. Download the app for free and they will donate $0.50 to an OCD charity on your behalf: http://m.treatmyocd.com/ocdstories

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Stu

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Kat Nicole – OCD 1 Year On

In episode 52 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed YouTuber (Shalom Aleichem) and OCD blogger Katlyn Nicole on her journey of recovery from OCD. Kat was on the podcast exactly one year ago.

Katlyn Nicole

Due to a technical issue I lost the first half of the podcast. The second half that I still have contains a lot of good information. Kat is an intelligent young lady, she knows her stuff around OCD. We talked about talking openly about OCD, advocacy, how to explain to someone who doesn’t have OCD what OCD is. We talk about creativity and goals, and Kat shares her advice on how to live an amazing life. Enjoy!

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Morgan Rondinelli – My OCD Voice

In episode 38 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Morgan Rondinelli. Morgan is studying ecology and evolutionary biology, she is an OCD advocate and mental health blogger. She is on the executive board of the Healthy Minds Coalition as the Mental Health Monologues Director, and is also involved with Active Minds and the Peer-To-Peer Depression Awareness Campaign.

Morgan

I chatted with Morgan about her OCD story. She shared the importance of sleep, opening up, and offered some tips around how to stick to your ERP homework.  She talks about the mental health monologues, scheduling time for fun, not being tough on yourself when you make a mistake. Near the end we talk about values and how these can help recovery, and why we need to embrace uncertainty. Enjoy.


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To listen on iTunes click the button, or go to iTunes and search “The OCD Stories“. If you enjoy the podcast please subscribe and leave a review. It helps us reach more people who need to hear these remarkable stories of recovery!

You can also listen on Android and over devices through most podcast apps, such as Stitcher.

This podcast is also brought to you by nOCD. Download the app for free and they will donate $0.50 to an OCD charity on your behalf: http://m.treatmyocd.com/ocdstories

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