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
#78- Losing Natural Ability To Blink, Self-Compassion, and Are Obsessions Partially True?
On this episode, I discuss Sensorimotor OCD, Self-Compassion, and SO-OCD (HOCD). More specifically, on my first question, I discuss someone’s fear about potentially losing their ability to blink in a natural manner, and how they should work with this fear. Next, I answer someone’s double question. Their first question is about how to apply a compassionate perspective to their Real-Event OCD, and their second question is about whether obsessions are at least partially true!
Self Compassion Workbook for OCD by Kimberley Quinlan:
#77- Symmetry OCD, the “feeling problem”, trauma, and compulsive flooding
I’m back again with an episode that is full of diverse topics and a host of information. First, I answer a question about Symmetry OCD (8:25) and discuss what it is, what it isn’t, and what can be done about it. Next, I talk about an article I wrote about OCD being a feeling problem, not a thinking problem (21:46). After this, I talk about what to do when people say not to work with a therapist who focuses on the past or past trauma in OCD treatment (25:52). Finally, I talk about “compulsive flooding,” whether it’s good or bad, and how to minimize it’s negative impact in POCD treatment (30:22).
Thanks, as always, for listening, and please feel free to mail me in your audio question to Questions@fearcastpodcast.com
I’m back, and a little late. However, I’m here on this episode to answer several questions from one particular listener. Lynn. She asks a ton of great questions ranging from the effects of surgery on BDD, the brain structures that contribute to OCD and obsession, how to deal with the obsession in the moment, and a number of other thoughtful and relevant questions.
If you have questions for the podcast, and want to send them over in audio form, go over to Instagram, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocal tension OCD, what to say to my HOCD thoughts, and transferring my obsessions to my partner
Here we are with another question and answer episode. On this jumble episode, I answer a question about soemone’s obsession about their voice and how to deal with tension around their vocal cords when it impacts their ability to perform (8:50). Next, I discuss how someone can, could, or should respond to their HOCD (SO-OCD) obsession (20:10). Finally, I answer a question about how to handle someone’s obsessions transferring over to an obsession about their partner (30:11).
If anyone is going to attend this year’s IOCDF Conference, feel free to check out the talk that Kelley Franke, Lauren McMeiken and I are giving on managing obsessions when they attack your personal and genuine interests.
Addiction Treatment and OCD Treatment with Elizabeth Bartholomew
Today we are talking about the addiction treatment model and how it overlaps with, influences, and takes places alongside OCD and anxiety treatment. For this episode, I was joined by Addiction and OCD specialist Elizabeth Bartholomew and she was able to offer an overview of what the AA model is, what treatment for OCD can look like for someone going through addiction recovery, and how some key elements of both can be used to gain recovery.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Chris Trondsen
On this episode, I was joined by Chris Trondsen who shared his knowledge of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Chris shared with us his understanding of BDD, how it differs from OCD, some specific issues to be aware of when working with or dealing with BDD, and what treatment looks like. He was also kind enough to hang out and answer some listener questions with me about BDD.
This is such an amazing podcast ! I look forward to every new episode! Thank you for what you do !
Very helpful podcast
I suffer from panic disorder and agoraphobia and my therapist recommended the Fearcast podcast. I’m really happy he did. I eagerly wait for new episodes.
Love this podcast!
This podcast is great! It’s so helpful! It gives you an insight on mental illness, but my favorite thing is it doesn’t offer up reassurance. Highly recommend