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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 28, 2016

In episode 9 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed David Adam. David is an editor and author of the book "The man who couldn't stop".

Show notes:

David’s OCD story (2:10)

Medication (3:45)

What started David’s recovery (4:05)

Group therapy (5:40)

OCD and HIV obsessions. How the media can play a part in new obsessions (8:20)

How David Researched his book (11:15)

David’s ERP pyramid (14:20)

David’s advice for doing ERP (16:00)

Accepting uncertainty, and why you are already great at it! (22:40)

Relaxation and distraction (26:40)

“What would most people do?” phrase (29:40)

Advice for not reassurance seeking (32:50)

Ignorance that is pure, and how to deal with it (36:30)

How David describes OCD to someone (39:00)

The one piece of advice David would give to someone with OCD (41:10)

What David would have one his billboard (45:00)

Find out more about David:

David on Twitter @DavidNeilAdam

His book: The man who couldn’t stop: OCD and the true story of a life lost in thought (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)

Resources mentioned:

David’s talk at the OCD Action conference

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Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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Feb 14, 2016

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.

The audio cuts out the recording a couple times for a few seconds. This was due to bad internet signal. If it goes silent for a few seconds please keep listening :-)

Show notes:

Jack’s OCD story (3:10)

Jack on contamination OCD and unplanned exposures (8:35)

Living alone and living with others (11:00)

Jack on ERP, therapy and group therapy for addiction (12:10)

The benefits of group therapy for OCD (13:30)

Jack on his attitude going into the ‘extreme OCD camp’ (17:15)

How group therapy removes the need to hide your OCD (18:20)

Jack on further OCD treatments and ACT (22:45)

Jack on Peter Weiss and Travis Osborne’s compassionate approach to therapy (30:00)

How Jack got on the documentary, and his thoughts on the TV show Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners (33:50)

Doing ERP while been filmed (40:35)

Doing therapy in nature (48:25)

Jack’s tips for doing ERP successfully (51:50)

Jack’s favourite moment from the trip (56:15)

Jack’s 2015 charity adventure (58:45)

Jack’s 2016 charity walk - I walked a mile in my shoes (1:11:00)

What just would say if he met someone with OCD (1:14:20)

What Jack would have on a billboard (1:15:00)

Jack’s future plans (1:16:00)

Find out more about Jack:

Jack’s Twitter - @JackJPridmore

ididmymile.co.uk

@ididmymile on Twitter

Resources:

OCD Action

OCD UK

Mind charity

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Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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Feb 7, 2016

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.

Show notes:

  • Pete’s OCD Story (2:40)
  • What Pete thinks about the documentary (12:00)
  • What it was like doing therapy in front of a camera (15:30)
  • What inspired Pete to help people with OCD and why it’s common to have have mental health issues with OCD (19:00)
  • Why camping in the wild improves recovery times (26:40)
  • How to speak with people are are anxious (35:25)
  • The power of "Maybe" (38:00)
  • ERP is important, but it is only a tool (43:00)
  • The importance of assessing the ERP challenge before you attempt it (47:50)
  • How to boost self-esteem for OCD treatment (52:00)
  • How to not let anxiety get to you when you are helping someone who is anxious and parenting a child with OCD (1:01:20)
  • The challenges facing someone who has OCD and depression. Also Pete's advice (1:06:30)
  • The future of OCD Camps (1:09:45)
  • Pete's one piece of advice (1:13:40)
  • What Pete would have on their billboard (1:17:40)

Find out more about Peter:

Pete’s private practice - Seattle Child Therapy 

Blue Compass Camps 

Teen OCD Camp 

Resources mentioned:

Travis Osbourne

Extreme OCD Camp documentary - Part 1/Part 2     

Jeffrey Schwartz - Brain Lock (Amazon UK/Amazon US) & You Are Not Your Brain (Amazon UK/Amazon US)

The CBT article on The Guardian

Dr Steven Hayes

International OCD Foundation - IOCDF.org

To your success,
Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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