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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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Now displaying: July, 2020
Jul 26, 2020

In episode 236 I chat with Tori Chavira who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

In this episode Tori shares her OCD story, opening up about her sexuality, contamination and harm worries, obsessions about driving, avoidance of driving, resistance to therapy, getting therapy, group therapy, her first session, mindset towards recovery, and much much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-tori-chavira-236/

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Jul 19, 2020

In episode 235 I chat with Molly and Cali Gambrel. Who have kindly agreed to share their OCD story from the point of view of mother and daughter. And to talk about their book “Practice being brave”. 

In this episode I chat with Molly and Cali about Cali’s story, getting therapy, Cali’s first therapy session, Molly’s parental worries, naming her OCD, what Cali liked about therapy, what Molly learned about OCD and parenting, what Molly does that helps Cali, their book, words of hope, and much much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-molly-cali-235/

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Jul 12, 2020

In episode 234 I chat with Thomas Smalley. Thomas won the IOCDF’s hero award in 2019 for his OCD advocacy. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story.

In this episode I chat with Thomas about his OCD story, his advocacy, getting therapy, dealing with shame, tracking progress in therapy, his experience of teletherapy, how physical exercise and faith were helpful outlets for him, finding his identity after he got his time back from compulsions, dealing with stigma, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-thomas-smalley-234/

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Jul 8, 2020

This is audiobook is a children’s OCD storybook called “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” by Dr Katia Moritz.

This audiobook was produced by and for The OCD Stories podcast with kind permission from Dr Katia Moritz.

Special thanks to the voice over artists:

  • Henrietta the chicken  = Dr Elizabeth McIngvale
  • Daisy the cow and Maybelle the cow = Natalie Rubenstein
  • Snort the pig, other pigs, and Farmer Brown = Ethan Smith
  • Biscuit the horse and Trotter the horse = Dr Steven Poskar
  • O.C.Flea and Hoot the owl = Dr Jonathan Hoffman
  • Nervous little chick = Nami Ralph
  • Tips for fighting O.C.Flea = Dr Fugen Neziroglu
  • Narration = Stuart Ralph

If you want to buy a print copy of “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” you can do so here: https://amzn.to/2Oc052Z

You can listen to the audiobook on the podcast, or on our website: https://theocdstories.com/episode/blink-blink-clop-clop

For more OCD resources please visit: https://theocdstories.com/resources/

Hope it helps

Stu

Jul 8, 2020

This is an introduction to the audiobook of the children’s OCD storybook called “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” by Dr Katia Moritz released on The OCD Stories podcast.

This audiobook was produced by and for The OCD Stories podcast with kind permission from Dr Katia Moritz.

You can listen to the audiobook on the podcast, or on our website: https://theocdstories.com/episode/blink-blink-clop-clop

Special thanks to the voice over artists:

  • Henrietta the chicken  = Dr Elizabeth McIngvale
  • Daisy the cow and Maybelle the cow = Natalie Rubenstein
  • Snort the pig, other pigs, and Farmer Brown = Ethan Smith
  • Biscuit the horse and Trotter the horse = Dr Steven Poskar
  • O.C.Flea and Hoot the owl = Dr Jonathan Hoffman
  • Nervous little chick = Nami Ralph
  • Tips for fighting O.C.Flea = Dr Fugen Neziroglu
  • Narration = Stuart Ralph

If you want to buy a print copy of “Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop” you can do so here: https://amzn.to/2Oc052Z

For more OCD resources please visit: https://theocdstories.com/resources/

Hope it helps

Stu

Jul 5, 2020

In episode 233 of the podcast I speak with Dr Lauren Wadsworth. Lauren is a licensed clinical psychologist specialising in treating people with OCD and related disorders. 

We discuss her therapy story, what is peadophile themed OCD (pOCD), how common are these worries, types of obsessions and compulsions, the groinal response, intrusive images, ERP for this theme, mental compulsions, shame, how it can affect people’s sex lives, how families can help their loved ones with OCD, words of wisdom for living with uncertainty, and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/dr-lauren-wadsworth-pocd-233

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

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