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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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Jul 7, 2019

In episode 181 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Kimberley Quinlan. Kimberley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats people with OCD and related disorders. In this episode we talk about self-love. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/kimberley-quinlan-lets-talk-about-self-love

Jun 30, 2019

In episode 180 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Charles Mansueto. Charles is the founder and director of the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington. He currently serves on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board for the IOCDF.

Shote notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-charles-mansueto-ocd-treatment

Jun 23, 2019

In episode 179 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Lisa Coyne. Lisa is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is a senior clinical consultant at the Child and Adolescent OCD Institute at McLean Hospital. Lisa is the founder of the New England Centre for OCD and anxiety.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/category/podcast/dr-lisa-coyne-act-and-erp-for-children-and-adolescents

Jun 16, 2019

Disclaimer - This podcast is for exploratory purposes only. The Bergen format is still being studied, and the success rate against weekly therapy is yet to be tested. If you are in therapy with a licensed therapist who understands OCD, and is using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) you have the best treatment backed by decades of robust science whether you do that 1 hour a week, or in 3-week intensive.

In episode 178 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Chad Brandt. Chad is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety based disorders. He works at the Houston OCD program. We talk about his experience of being a therapist on the Bergen format, facing scary things and why you are normal. Hope it helps! 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-chad-brandt-bergen-format

Jun 9, 2019

In episode 177 of The OCD Stories podcast I was at the OCD Action conference in London, and I interviewed anyone who wanted to answer the questions "What's your one bit of advice for those with OCD?" and "What words of hope do you have for those with OCD?". On today's episode I share the answers to the second question. Hope it helps.

This episode is sponsored by UNSTUCK: an OCD Kids Movie. Check out the website for information on how to rent the film. And if you are a therapist you can buy the film to show to all your clients, UNSTUCK have given us a code to use when purchasing the film for your practice, use code APR19UNS to get 20% off. Visit https://www.ocdkidsmovie.com/ to find out more!

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/category/podcast/what-words-of-hope-do-you-have-for-those-with-ocd

Jun 2, 2019

In episode 176 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Max Hawker. Max has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us, and talk about his new book “Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen" which features  a character with OCD.

This episode is sponsored by UNSTUCK: an OCD Kids Movie. Check out the website for information on how to rent the film. And if you are a therapist you can buy the film to show to all your clients, UNSTUCK have given us a code to use when purchasing the film for your practice, use code APR19UNS to get 20% off. Visit https://www.ocdkidsmovie.com/ to find out more!

To support Max and get a copy of his book "Rory Hobble and the Voyage to Haligogen" visit this link https://unbound.com/books/rory-hobble-and-the-voyage-to-haligogen/ to find out more and use code "OCDACTION20" to get 20% off.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-max-hawker-rory-hobble-and-the-voyage-to-haligogen

May 26, 2019

In episode 175 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Mary Torres. Mary is a licensed mental health counsellor based in south of Seattle where she runs her private practice Cornerstone OCD and anxiety. Hope it helps. 

This episode is sponsored by UNSTUCK: an OCD Kids Movie. Check out the website for information on how to rent the film. And if you are a therapist you can buy the film to show to all your clients, UNSTUCK have given us a code to use when purchasing the film for your practice, use code APR19UNS to get 20% off. Visit https://www.ocdkidsmovie.com/ to find out more!

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/mary-torres-erp-in-groups

May 19, 2019

In episode 174 of The OCD Stories podcast I was at the OCD Action conference in London, and I interview anyone who wanted to answer the questions "What's your one bit of advice for those with OCD?" and "What words of hope do you have for those with OCD?". On today's episode I share the answers to the first question. Hope it helps.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Riley’s Wish. To find out more including Riley's story, to find resources or make a donation please visit RileysWish.com.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/whats-your-one-bit-of-advice-for-those-with-ocd

May 12, 2019

In episode 173 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Rose Cartwright. Rose is a writer and author of the book “PURE”, which is now a channel 4 comedy-drama series. Rose is also a director over at intrusivethoughts.org, and Madeofmillions.com.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Riley’s Wish. To find out more visit RileysWish.com.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/rose-cartwright-pure-the-tv-show

May 5, 2019

In episode 172 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Jayme Valdez. Jayme is the owner of Clearview OCD Counseling, a private psychotherapy practice just outside Boston. Jayme is a licensed mental health counselor and serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Massachusetts and OCD Rhode Island. Jayme is particularly interested in providing inclusive treatment for all persons living with OCD, including those with substance use disorders, self-harming behaviors, suicidality, as well as those in the LGBTQ, Persons of Color and other underserved communities.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jayme-valdez-addiction-taboo-ocd-themes-erp-and-act

Apr 28, 2019

In episode 171 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Mark-Ameen Johnson. Mark has kindly agreed to share his OCD story, and his advocacy work. In this episode I chat with Mark about his OCD story, CBT, scrupulosity, his advocacy in sexual orientation OCD, OCD is OCD, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-mark-ameen-johnson

Apr 21, 2019

In episode 170 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Dr Jonathan Hoffman. Jon is a licensed psychologist in the states of Florida, New York, and Utah. He is Clinical Director of the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI), which he co-founded with Dr. Katia Moritz.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-jonathan-hoffman-ocd-comorbidities

Apr 14, 2019

Disclaimer - This podcast is for exploratory purposes only. The Bergen format is still being studied, and the success rate against weekly therapy is yet to be tested. If you are in therapy with a licensed therapist who understands OCD, and is using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) you have the best treatment backed by decades of robust science whether you do that 1 hour a week, or in 3-week intensive.

In episode 169 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen, both professors and psychologists at the University of Bergen and at Haukeland University Hospital Bergen, Norway. They have created the Bergen OCD treatment format.

Show note: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/gerd-kvale-and-bjarne-hansen-the-bergen-ocd-format

Apr 7, 2019

In episode 168 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Karina Dach. Karina is a licensed therapist in Colorado, and Florida. We talk about her therapy story, how she applies exposure therapy in her own life, advice for someone starting ERP, staying consistent with exposure therapy after therapy, dealing with difficult emotions, acknowledging your progress, living with uncertainty, creative exposure exercises, what is parent training, support groups, being in nature, and much much more. Hope it helps.  

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/karina-dach-compassion-respect-and-humor-in-ocd-treatment

Mar 31, 2019

In episode 167 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Matt Shoobridge. Matt hosts his own radio show on mental health called 'Mind over matter'. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-matt-shoobridge

This week's episode is sponsored by Huddle.care. To find out more (and get a discount for 2 months) check out huddle.care/ocd

Mar 24, 2019

"Search and Destroy avoidance"

In this episode I chat with Maggie about her therapy story, huddle.care, how playing baseball inspired huddle.care, we talk about the inner workings of OCD, anxiety, social anxiety and panic, we discuss shame, and guilt, ERP, group therapy, teletherapy and Maggie's words of hope. Hope it helps. 

Find out more about huddle.care/ocd

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-maggie-perry-huddle-care-group-therapy-and-teletherapy

Mar 17, 2019

In episode 165 of The OCD Stories podcast I interview Sean Shinnock. Sean is an artist, advocate, and creator of the monster initiative, with Draw your monster being a project under that umbrella. He has kindly agreed to talk with us again about hope, vulnerability, OCD advocacy and so much more. Hope it helps.  

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/sean-shinnock-hope-vulnerability-and-ocd-advocacy

Mar 10, 2019

In episode 164 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Morgan Rondinelli and Molly Fishback to talk about their initiative Not Alone Notes.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/not-alone-notes-morgan-rondinelli-and-molly-fishback

Mar 3, 2019

In this episode I chat with Steven about altered states of consciousness (ASC) which can occur after heavy usage of cannabis, or magic mushrooms (Psilocybin). We discuss how this lesser known symptom of OCD can manifest itself, and how to recover from it using CBT. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-altered-states-of-consciousness-and-ocd

Feb 24, 2019

In this episode of The OCD Stories podcast I talk with clinical psychologist Dr Steven Phillipson about teletherapy for OCD. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-teletherapy-for-ocd

Feb 17, 2019

In episode 161 of The OCD Stories podcast I 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 in San Fran.

Gamechanger's tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocd-gamechangers-the-emotional-side-tickets-54807755472

Journal of hope: https://fundrazr.com/d1SbI4?ref=fb_97sTgb_ab_6ZuHCJT7DNc6ZuHCJT7DNc

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/chrissie-hodges-gamechangers-2019

 

Feb 10, 2019

In episode 160 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Joan Davidson. Joan is a licensed psychologist and author of the book “daring to challenge OCD: overcome your fear of treatment and take control of your life using ERP”. In this episode I chat with Joan about ERP. She answers many questions that were submitted by the listeners a while back. We hope you find this episode useful in answering some of your ERP questions. Hope it helps. 

Show notes for (Ep160) part 2 here: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/your-erp-questions-answered-part-2-with-dr-joan-davidson

Part 1 of Your ERP questions answered - with Shala Nicely

Feb 3, 2019

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

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-alex-culafi

Jan 27, 2019

In episode 158 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Jonny Say. Jonny is a mindfulness teacher and has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for over 17 years. He is currently training as a psychotherapist. Jonny also has lived experience with OCD. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jonny-say-ocd-mindfulness-and-compassion/

Jan 20, 2019

In episode 157 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Sean Shinnock. Sean is an artist, advocate, and creator of The Monster Initiative, with Draw Your Monster being one of the projects. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/sean-shinnock-ocd-story-the-monster-initiative

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