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Story: Bryan Piatt

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In episode 213 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Bryan Piatt who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Bryan is a producer over at KARE 11 News, and co-founder of the Refresh Network, a mental health media platform.  

Bryan Piatt

Bryan talks about his OCD story, depersonalisation, his first intrusive thought, various themes of OCD, getting therapy, having a mental health toolkit, opening up to the idea of uncertainty, opening up in the media, his advocacy, public speaking, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Stephen Smith (NOCD Founder)

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In episode 212 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Stephen Smith who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. Stephen is the founder and CEO of NOCD. 

Stephen Smith

Stephen talks about his OCD story, dealing with shame, hitting rock bottom, contemplating suicide, figuring out it was OCD, realising there was hope, finding OCD treatment, getting a diagnosis, creating NOCD, dealing with a relapse, mental well-being, how it affects him now, creating a new relationship with his thoughts, dealing with stigma, what Stephen would have liked to have known at the start of his journey, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Jon Grayson and Bob Cianfrone – A fear of going crazy

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In episode 211 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson and Bob Cianfrone. Jon has been specializing in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 40 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is on the podcast today to talk about the OCD subtype around the fear of going ‘crazy’, and is joined by Bob to share his experience. 

Dr Jonathan Grayson

We discuss what is the fear of going crazy, Bob’s story, finding the right treatment, an OCD therapy mindset, obsessions and compulsions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for this theme with a focus on exposure therapy (ERP), example exposures, living with uncertainty, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Nicole Falcone

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In episode 209 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Nicole Falcone who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

Nicole Falcone

We discuss her OCD story, getting treatment, doing ERP, following values, living with anxiety, her poetry, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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Story: Alex Culafi

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In episode 159 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Alex Culafi. Alex has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us.

Alexander Culafi

In this episode I chat with Alex about his OCD story, sensorimotor themed OCD, Existential themed OCD, volunteering for the IOCDF, stoicism, exercise, finding an OCD therapist, asking for help and words of hope. Hope it helps. 

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Story: Jo Edge

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In episode 152 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jo Edge. Jo kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. It is raw, real and inspiring. 

Jo Edge

In this episode I chat with Jo about her OCD story, depression, separation anxiety, CBT therapy, learning to have hobbies, sleep, gratitude and a million other things. Hope it helps.

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Elvis Gomes – Understanding experiences of OCD

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In episode 149 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Elvis Gomes. He was on episode 15 where he shared his OCD story and talked about his experience on the TV show Switzerland’s Got Talent. He is now studying for his PhD at Queen Mary University of London.Queen Mary University OCD Study

In this episode I chat with Elvis about an update on his OCD story, he tells us about his PhD research in intrusive thoughts, how to get involved with the research, he shares the 11 misunderstandings around Homosexual themed OCD, his words of wisdom for people with OCD, what he’s learned about OCD since researching it and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Story: Robin Roblee-Strauss (What If?)

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In episode 147 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Robin Roblee-Strauss who has kindly agreed to share his OCD story, and talk about his film “What if?”.

Robin Roblee-Strauss

In this episode I chat with Robin about his OCD story, separation anxiety, the power of hearing other peoples stories, therapy, goals and values, journaling, finding the right therapist and his documentary “What if”. 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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Story: Solome Tibebu (Anxiety in Teens)

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In episode 132 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Solome Tibebu. Solome shares her OCD story, and her initiative Anxiety in Teens

Solome Tibebu

In this episode I chat with Solome about her OCD story, the importance of psycho-education, running to help manage anxiety, advocating for mental health awareness, relapses – led to increased resilience, how parents can help support their children, and her initiative Anxiety in Teens. Hope it helps.

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