The FearCast, hosted by Kevin Foss, MFT, is a question and answer format for those seeking advice, guidance, and information about OCD, anxiety, fears, and how to move past emotional and mental limitations and get back to a life worth living. For more, visit www.FearCastPodcast.com, or www.CalOCD.com
Sensorimotor Questions- All Breathing, All The Time
This is another grouped episode where all the questions surround one central theme. In this episode, all the questions focus on breathing related obsessions as part of Sensorimotor OCD.
For all the listeners struggling with their focus on breathing, the goal will typically be the same; to devalue the importance of their breathing and re-value their tolerance of the incomplete feeling and their engagement with the rest of their life. I offer these three listeners some tips, tricks, and ideas on how to accept their breathing as natural, normal, and part of their life that won’t destroy the other part.
Phobia Phriday- Submechanophobia
Welcome to the first episode of Phobia Phriday! On this inaugural episode, I discuss Submechanophobia, otherwise known as the fear of submerged man-made objects. This was a fun one to research, and hopefully it will be an interesting one for you to learn about! Enjoy!
HOCD and Other Sexually Focused Obsessions
This new episode is a collection of HOCD and other sexually focused listener questions! Thanks to the FearCast survey, I’m giving the batched questions a try. Even better than answer three questions, I have a mindfulness/ acceptance exposure at the end of the episode! It was a fun one.
Certainty and Confidence with Jon Hershfield, MFT
Confidence and certainty are two concepts that we wrestle with in the course of anxiety and OCD treatment. On this episode, I was honored to interview Jon Hershfield, The Great and Powerful, and he discussed the differences between the two concepts, why we should be seeking confidence over certainty in treatment, and what confidence and self-confidence looks like in our lives and treatment.
I learned a lot from my time with Jon and he is a really fun therapist to talk to, not just because he is full of great information, but he is so passionate about helping people get back to their life after being ensnared by anxiety and OCD’s dastardly clutches.
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Health Real Event, Eye Floaters, and At What Point is it OCD?
On this episode of the FearCast, I answer three listener questions on a range of topics.
First, I answer a question about how to deal with health anxiety when someone actually has a real life chronic health condition.
Next, I talk about how to accept a condition as permanent when a medical treatment exists. So, treatment is out there, but unreasonable or impossible to do.
Last, I discuss the diagnostic criteria for OCD and some of the conditions necessary, or at least important, in making an OCD diagnosis.
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Faith and Doubt Series- with Jaimie Eckert
The Faith and Doubt Series is back after a long hiatus; and its back with a bang! On this episode, I had the chance to interview biblical scholar Jaimie Eckert about the top things someone with religious themed OCD, otherwise known as Religious Scrupulosity, should know about Scrupulosity treatment.
Yes, this is the longest FearCast episode on the books as of yet. It is also packed with amazing information and examples direct from the bible that addresses concerns and issues that impact Christians struggling with Scrupulosity. Among these issues, what does the bible say about OCD treatment, will ERP damage my faith, what to do with absolute truth, and what the bible says about certainty and doubt.
For more information about Jaimie Eckert, please visit www.Scrupulosity.com.
For previous episodes from the Faith and Doubt Series:
Faith and Doubt: Guest Mike Erre
Faith and Doubt: Guest Fr. Thomas Santa