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In episode 81 I did my first face to face interview. UNSTUCK is a documentary about childhood OCD, with the unique angle of the kids as the experts. Kelly Anderson and Chris Baier started this project two years ago to shed some much needed light on how OCD affects children, and how they can recover. In this episode I chat with Chris, and his two daughters Vanessa and Charlotte.
I was touched by the bravery and intelligence of these two girls, and by Chris’ dedication to the advocacy of recovery from childhood OCD. We talk about the inspirations behind the documentary, the importance of showing a child’s hope not their desperation in the film, advice for parents to help their kids, advice to kids doing ERP, and advice on how siblings can help their brothers or sisters in recovery. Enjoy!
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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.
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!