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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.
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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In episode 8 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jack Pridmore. Jack was in the 2013 BBC documentary ‘Extreme OCD Camp‘. Jack is now focusing on getting his degree, and raising awareness for OCD.
Jack was a pleasure to talk with. He gave some behind the scenes stories of the documentary, as well as kindly sharing his OCD story before, during and after the documentary. Jack shared his thoughts on effective ERP, group therapy and general OCD advice. He blew my mind with his answer to the question “What would you say to some one who has OCD, but you only have 30 seconds to speak with them?”, his answer is testament to his caring character. He also shares his new charity initiative, check it out below. I think you’ll love this episode, let Jack and I know what you think.
Check out The OCD Camp (UK) – theocdcamp.com
In episode 7 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Peter Weiss. Pete is a therapist who works with people who have OCD, ADHD and Autism. He is the founder of Blue Compass Camps, and in 2013 the BBC did a documentary about one of his OCD camps.
Pete gives some great advice around OCD and anxiety. We talk about his experiences filming the documentary, experiential therapy for OCD, the power of “maybe”, depression and why OCD needs a holistic treatment approach. Pete is a fun and compassionate guy. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him, and I know you’ll enjoy listening!