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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 23, 2018

In episode 154 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Catherine Benfield for the second time. Catherine runs the blog Taming Olivia, where she blogs about her experiences with OCD, focusing on perinatal and postnatal OCD, as well as advocates hard for the destigmatisation of OCD.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/catherine-benfield-stigma-reduction-the-bbc-and-ocd

Dec 16, 2018

In episode 153 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jon Hershfield. Jon is a psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. He is the author four books and in this episode he talks about his new book “Overcoming Harm OCD: Mindfulness and CBT Tools for Coping with Unwanted Violent Thoughts". Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jon-hershfield-overcoming-harm-ocd

 

 

Dec 9, 2018

In episode 152 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jo Edge. Jo has kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-jo-edge/

Dec 2, 2018

In episode 151 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Russ Harris. Russ is a medical practitioner, author of the international best-selling book ‘The Happiness Trap’, and is an world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-russ-harris-the-happiness-trap

Nov 25, 2018

In episode 150 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jessica Emily. Jessica is the creator of LittlesLady.com, and she’s kindly agreed to share her OCD and mental health story with us. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jessica-emily-littlest-lady-redefining-trauma-ocd

Nov 18, 2018

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.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/elvis-gomes-understanding-experiences-of-ocd

Nov 11, 2018

In episode 148 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kim Vincenty. Kim is Vice president of OCD Jacksonville, an IOCDF affiliate. She has worked alongside the clothing brand Natural life to create the fearless collection, a range of products that target stigma and fear of anxiety disorders - as well as raise money for OCD Jacksonville.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/kim-vincenty-a-worried-mother-does-better-research-than-the-fbi

Nov 4, 2018

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?”.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-robin-roblee-strauss-what-if

Oct 28, 2018

In episode 146 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed 5 members of staff and volunteers from the charity OCD Action about when OCD affects you at work. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/when-ocd-affects-you-at-work-with-charity-ocd-action

Oct 21, 2018

In episode 145 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed David Murphy who has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us. In this episode I chat with David about his OCD story, his recovery journey, OCD in Ireland, getting the right treatment, the importance of seeing a qualified therapist who understands OCD, mindfulness and meditation, being in nature, exercise and connecting with others. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-david-murphy/

Oct 13, 2018

In episode 144 of The OCD Stories podcast my guest interviewer (Jess) interviewed Chrissie Hodges. Chrissie is a Mental Health Advocate & Public Speaker, Peer Support Coach, Author of 'Pure OCD: The Invisible Side of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder'. Chrissie was awarded the Hero award at the 24th IOCDF conference.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/chrissie-hodges-and-jess-discuss-ocd

Oct 7, 2018

In episode 143 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Lori Johnson. Lori is a therapist based in the Denver area who specialises in OCD, anxiety and addiction. Lori runs a private practice called In Focus Counselling. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/lori-johnson-ocd-and-substance-use-disorders

Sep 30, 2018

In episode 142 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Ashley Annestedt. Ashley is a  Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in OCD, Anxiety, and Neurobehavioral Disorders. Ashley is licensed to provide therapy in 6 US states.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/ashley-annestedt-treatment-ready

Sep 23, 2018

In episode 141 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Alejandro Ibarra. Alejandro is a psychologist from Seville, in Spain. He specialises in treating OCD, and if you speak Spanish you may recognise him from his wonderful youtube channel where he talks about OCD and OCD treatment.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/alejandro-ibarra-ocd-treatment-tratamiento-de-toc

Sep 16, 2018

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.  

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-kevin-putman-run-ocd

Sep 9, 2018

In episode 139 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Michelle Massi. Michelle is a therapist specialising in the treatment of OCD, and anxiety disorders. As well as working in private practice, Michelle also works at the UCLA OCD Adult Intensive Treatment Program. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/michelle-massi-erp-self-compassion-and-common-humanity

Sep 2, 2018

In episode 138 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Lucy Danser and Sam Ross about their OCD stories, their plays and creativity. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/edinburgh-fringe-festival-ocd-and-creativity 

Aug 26, 2018

In episode 137 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed my friend Eliot who attended and supported The OCD Camp. At the camp he got to spend 48hrs with many people with OCD. As he's someone who doesn't have OCD I wanted to get him on to find out his take on OCD, and people with OCD after getting to know many people with OCD. We also discuss his own mental health, how people can break down stigma, and his words of hope. Hope it helps.

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/category/podcast/what-this-person-without-ocd-wants-you-to-know

 

Aug 19, 2018

In episode 136 of the podcast I chat with Dr Patrick McGrath about treating OCD and addiction together, virtual reality, mindfulness, why it's ok to be uncomfortable, ERP, how families can get involved in treatment, and much much more.  Hope it helps.

Show notes:  http://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-patrick-mcgrath-its-ok-to-be-uncomfortable

All the best,

Stu 

Aug 12, 2018

In episode 135 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Anna Foster. Anna is a presenter for BBC radio Newcastle. She shares her OCD story for the first time. It's a heartfelt and honest conversation. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-anna-foster

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All the best,

Stu

Aug 5, 2018

In episode 134 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Aaron Harvey. Aaron is the founder of the wonderful IntrusiveThoughts.org a not for profit website that brings together sufferers, advocates, professionals and loved ones of people with OCD in order to save lives. Aaron shares his OCD story in an honest and open way. Hope it helps.

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/aaron-harvey-intrusive-thoughts

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All the best,

Stu

Jul 30, 2018

Here is the final instalment of a 3 part mini series on my reflections, and learnings from the IOCDF conference in Washington, DC. 

Hope it helps.

Stu 

http://theocdstories.com/podcast

Jul 29, 2018

In episode 133 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kimberley Quinlan. In this episode I chat with Kimberley about how OCD can affect people's sex lives, giving yourself permission to be imperfect, why it's a beautiful day to do hard things, social anxiety, honouring your pain, self-love and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/kimberley-quinlan-its-a-beautiful-day-to-do-hard-things

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All the best,

Stu

Jul 29, 2018

Here is the second instalment of a 3 part mini series on my reflections, and learnings from the IOCDF conference in Washington, DC. 

Hope it helps.

Stu 

http://theocdstories.com/podcast

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