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The OCD Stories

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 3.5million times globally. Check out your first episode from our existing hundreds of episodes featuring experts, and people experiencing symptoms just like you today. If you do, you may just feel understood, heard and possibly help you identify your next step in your own personal journey to healing. Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.
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Dec 24, 2017

In episode 103 I wanted to take the time to share with you my plans for 2018. I find that you guys help me shape the show, so I want to be more transparent with you. In this episode I talk about the new site (not built yet), why I decided to shut down my personal YouTube channel, my aims to do more face to face meet ups with listeners around the world, The OCD Camp, guests and doing more with Patreon. Enjoy!

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/2018

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Dec 17, 2017

In episode 101 I interviewed Elke. Elke is a scientist for a biotech company and we know each other from Patreon where I have had the privilege of getting to know her and her story over the last year. On the podcast she shares her OCD story, and how she made progress in her recovery. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/elke-recovering-from-contamination-ocd

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Dec 10, 2017

In episode 101 I interviewed Dr Ashley Smith about OCD recovery, treatment and CBT. We also chatted about personal development and overcoming the feeling of shame. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-ashley-smith-cbt-ocd-recovery-and-a-blind-quest

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Nov 28, 2017

In episode 100 I took the opportunity to thank you all sincerely for your support over the last two years, and reflect on the growth of The OCD Stories. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/thank-you

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Nov 26, 2017

In episode 99 I interviewed Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. He co-founded the first CBT/Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area in 1987. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-recovery-from-thinking-the-unthinkable

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Nov 19, 2017

In episode 98 I interviewed Emily Byrnes. Emily is a teacher and poet. Her new book “A strangely wrapped gift” is a collection of poems including some on OCD and mental health. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/emily-byrnes-a-strangely-wrapped-gift

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Nov 5, 2017

In episode 96 I interviewed Zoe Gillis. Zoe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who runs nature and mindfulness wilderness retreats. Enjoy!

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/zoe-gillis-disconnect-to-reconnect

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Oct 22, 2017

In episode 94 I interviewed Shannon Shy.Shannon is the president of the board of directors for the IOCDF and an OCD peer support specialist. We talk about Shannon's story and overcoming OCD. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/shannon-shy-overcoming-ocd

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Oct 15, 2017

In episode 93 I interviewed Kimberley Quinlan. Kimberley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats people with OCD and eating disorders. We talk about dealing with OCD and an eating disorder. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/kimberley-quinlan-ocd-and-eating-disorders

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Oct 8, 2017

In episode 92 I interviewed Kimberley Quinlan. Kimberley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats people with OCD and related disorders. We talk about the idea of radical acceptance. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/kimberley-quinlan-badass-radical-acceptance-for-ocd

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Oct 1, 2017

In episode 91 I interviewed Aneela Kumar. Aneela is the inspiration for HabitAware. The company behind “Keen” a smart bracelet that gently vibrates when you start to pick, pull or bite, to draw your attention to the unconscious habit. Aneela has had trichotillomania for 20+ years. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/aneela-kumar-trichotillomania-and-the-keen-smart-bracelet

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Sep 24, 2017

In episode 90 I interviewed Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely. Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely talked about their new book “Everyday mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully”. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/jon-hershfield-and-shala-nicely-everyday-mindfulness-for-ocd

This week's episode is sponsored by the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland. If you are in the Baltimore area and are looking for treatment head over to anxietyandstress.com.

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Sep 17, 2017

Disclaimer - this episode is for exploratory purposes only, and not medical advice. Please seek the advice of a licensed medical professional when considering any medical treatment.

In episode 89 I interviewed Dr Courtney Paré. Courtney is a naturopathic doctor who specialises in the treatment of mental health conditions, with a focus on anxiety and OCD. Courtney explains what homeopathy is, how it can work with SSRIs, the importance of therapy, being self-compassionate and mindful. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-courtney-pare-homeopathy-and-ocd

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Sep 10, 2017

In episode 88 I interviewed Jon Hershfield. Jon is a pyschotherapist based in Maryland who specialises in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. He is the author of three books “The mindfulness workbook for OCD” and “When a family member has OCD”. This episode is dedicated to supporting and helping family members of those with OCD. To one, support themselves, and two, support their loved ones with OCD more effectively. 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/jon-hershfield-when-a-family-member-has-ocd

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Sep 3, 2017

In episode 87 I interviewed Ryan Dumont. Ryan is an OCD wellness advocate, CEO of Dumont Innovative Technologies, and the author of the forthcoming book, “The Missing Peace: A Patient’s Guide to Recovery”. Enjoy.  

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/ryan-dumont-the-missing-peace-a-patients-guide-to-recovery

This week's episode is sponsored by CBT Solutions. They are based in Maryland. Find out more here -CBTBaltimore.com

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Aug 26, 2017

In episode 86 I interviewed Sheva Rajaee. Sheva is a psychotherapist at the OCD Center of Los Angeles. We talk about how not to let information cause anxiety, living with uncertainty and many OCD related topics. Enjoy.  

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/sheva-rajaee-ocd-and-anxiety-in-the-age-of-information

This week's episode is sponsored by The Gateway Institute. They have locations in Orange County, San Francisco and Phoenix. Find out more here - GatewayOCD.com 

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Aug 20, 2017

In episode 85 of the podcast I talk with Jeff Bell and Shala Nicely about their online course Thriving with OCD: four keys out when locked in doubt. Enjoy.  

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/the-beyond-the-doubt-course

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Aug 13, 2017

In episode 84 of the podcast I interview Chrissie Hodges for the second time in two weeks, as a part two of our interview on Pure O and OCD recovery. Enjoy.  

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/chrissie-hodges-pure-o-part-2

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Aug 6, 2017

In episode 83 I chat with Chrissie Hodges. Chrissie is a mental health advocate, peer support coach and she raises awareness around Pure O. We cover Pure O and many other topics. Enjoy! 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/chrissie-hodges-pure-o-part-1

Ep83 is sponsored by theocdclinics.com (Locations: Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio/Austin metro areas) 

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Jul 25, 2017

In episode 82 I interviewed Dr Ariz Rojas. Dr Rojas is a licensed psychologist in the Division of Tics, OCD, and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We talk about childhood OCD, ERP for kids and other childhood related OCD topics. 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-ariz-rojas-treating-childhood-ocd

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Jul 23, 2017

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.

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/unstuck-a-family-that-fights-ocd-together-beats-ocd-together

The OCD Stories book: http://theocdstories.com/book

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Jul 16, 2017

In episode 80 I share my experience of the IOCDF conference in San Francisco. I talk about the two podcasts I recorded in person (a first for me), and some of the things I learned from the conference. I had a wonderful time, and met so many lovely people. The spirit of the conference was inspiring, and hopeful. 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/my-experience-of-the-iocdf-conference-in-san-fran

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Jun 24, 2017

In episode 77 of the podcast I chat with Harris Goldberg. Harris is a writer, producer and director, having worked on several Hollywood hits. In 2007 he wrote and directed the film Numb, which was a biopic about his mental health experiences. We talk about OCD, depersonalisation and mental health in Hollywood. Enjoy!

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/harris-goldberg-ocd-in-hollywood

The OCD Stories book: http://theocdstories.com/book

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Jun 15, 2017

In episode 76 of the podcast I chat with Kimberley Quinlan about her podcast "Your anxiety toolkit", her approach to therapy, and she answers your questions about OCD recovery. Enjoy!

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/kimberley-quinlan-your-anxiety-toolkit

The OCD Stories book: http://theocdstories.com/book

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Jun 11, 2017

In episode 75 of the podcast I chat with Mark Freeman about his new book "The Mind workout". We discuss his book, and various insights from it. Enjoy!  

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/mark-freeman-the-mind-workout

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