366 episodes

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 4million 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.

The OCD Stories Stuart Ralph

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 4million 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.

    Dr Chad LeJeune: “Pure O" OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with ACT (#367)

    Dr Chad LeJeune: “Pure O" OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with ACT (#367)

    In episode 367 I chat with Dr Chad LeJeune. Chad is a professor of psychology at the University of San Francisco, and author of the books The worry trap, and more recently, “Pure O" OCD: Letting Go of Obsessive Thoughts with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
    We discuss what is Pure O, what is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), his book, when does a thought become an obsession, skills to defuse from sticky thoughts, his acronym LLAMP and how it can help, how to learn ACT skills so that they are remembered, learning to let go of fighting with horrible disturbing thoughts, discovering your values and how to live by them, and much more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/chad-367
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD and JS Health vitamins. 
    NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
    JS Health’s vitamin formulas are solution-focused, meaning they are designed to target your main health concerns and support a whole range of wellness goals. Get 15% off their entire range at www.jshealthvitamins.com and use the code OCDSTORIES at checkout.
    Join our Patreon to see the video versions of the podcast ad-free and other perks: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast

    • 48 min
    Dr Michael Greenberg: Malan’s model of OCD (#366)

    Dr Michael Greenberg: Malan’s model of OCD (#366)

    In episode 366 I chat with Dr Michael Greenberg. Michael is a clinical psychologist who specialises in Rumination-Focused ERP. 
    In this episode we discuss Integrating psychoanalytical and behavioural perspectives, OCD and attachment theory, the fear of losing attachment, Malan’s model of OCD, unacknowledged normal healthy feelings, we both share a couple examples from our own lives, healthy aggression, and at the end we talk about rumination. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/michael-366
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD and JS Health vitamins. 
    NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
    JS Health’s vitamin formulas are solution-focused, meaning they are designed to target your main health concerns and support a whole range of wellness goals. Get 15% off their entire range at www.jshealthvitamins.com and use the code OCDSTORIES at checkout.
    Join our Patreon to see the video versions of the podcast ad-free and other perks: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Story: Nils Thiessen (#365)

    Story: Nils Thiessen (#365)

    In episode 365 I chat with Nils who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. 
    We discuss Nil’s OCD story, including OCD themes: Hit and run OCD, contamination OCD with HIV fears, harm OCD, relationship OCD, and peadophile themed OCD. We discuss what helped him, seeing 9-10 psychologists and psychiatrists who didn’t identify OCD, Nils is a medical doctor (GP) so we discuss how he is helping his patients with OCD now, finding a therapist that could help him, and much more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/nils-365 
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
    Join our Patreon to see the video versions of the podcast ad-free and other perks: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast

    • 45 min
    Story: Jenny (#364)

    Story: Jenny (#364)

    In episode 364 I chat with Jenny who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. 
    We discuss her OCD story including themes false memory OCD and relationship OCD. Jenny shares her experience of Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), depression, how her fiancé responds in a helpful way to her OCD, and so much more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/jenny-364 
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 36 min
    Story: Lydia (#363)

    Story: Lydia (#363)

    In episode 363 I interviewed Lydia who has kindly agreed to share her OCD story with us.
    In this episode we discuss her story, including OCD themes: religious, relationship, somatic, contamination, peadophile, and health anxiety. Lydia talks about dermatillomania (skin picking), chronic pain, breath work, surfing, pilates, her faith, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), and much more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/lydia-363 
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 2 hrs 48 min
    Jonny Say: Secondary spikes in OCD (#362)

    Jonny Say: Secondary spikes in OCD (#362)

    In episode 362 I chat with Jonny Say. Jonny is a UK based therapist. 
    We discuss what he learned at the Sigmund Freud museum, secondary spikes in OCD with examples, recycling resistance, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) skills for secondary spikes, a theory on why the brain is doing this, and we discuss depression. Some secondary spikes discussed: Obsession switches form, analysing the technique, switches from a core fear of threat to a core fear of unhappiness, what if this isn’t OCD?, resentment, interactions with sensations. And much more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/jonny-362
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

joasia1029 ,

Remarkable

This podcast is eye-opening, reassuring, hopeful and creates a sense of acceptance & safety within the listener.

TheMuscleFrogs ,

Helps me cope with my OCD

This podcast makes me feel not alone. My therapist recommended me that I listen to this, and now I can’t stop listening. You can’t even imagine how happy I feel when you finally understand that other people know what it’s like to suffer like this.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you Stuart.

JJCLH ,

Wonderful

This podcast is so helpful to our family. Thank you so much.

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