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Dr Chad LeJeune 2023

Dr Chad LeJeune: “Pure O" OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with ACT (#367)

In episode 367 I chat with Dr Chad LeJeune. Chad is a professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco, and author of the books The worry trap, and more recently, ‚ÄúPure O” OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

We discuss what is Pure O, what is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), his book, when does a thought become an obsession, skills to defuse from sticky thoughts, his acronym LLAMP and how it can help, how to learn ACT skills so that they are remembered, learning to let go of fighting with horrible disturbing thoughts, discovering your values and how to live by them, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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