231 episodes

Welcome to The OCD Stories podcast. The OCD Stories is a show that offers hope and inspiration. I interview some of the best minds in OCD treatment and recovery to share their advice, to both entertain and educate listeners towards a healthier life. Hope it helps.

Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.

The OCD Stories Stuart Ralph

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 407 Ratings

Welcome to The OCD Stories podcast. The OCD Stories is a show that offers hope and inspiration. I interview some of the best minds in OCD treatment and recovery to share their advice, to both entertain and educate listeners towards a healthier life. Hope it helps.

Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.

    Kimberley Quinlan - OCD and Sex (#238)

    Kimberley Quinlan - OCD and Sex (#238)

    In episode 238 I have Kimberley Quinlan. Kimberley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats people with OCD and related disorders, Eating Disorders and Body Focused Repetitive Disorders. She runs her own podcast called Your Anxiety Toolkit. She also runs CBTschool.com. 
    In this episode I chat with Kim about sex and OCD. I asked her many questions I got from some of the listeners of the show. We talk about when OCD impacts your ability to connect with your partner, sexual  intrusive thoughts and anxiety’s impacts on sexual expression, why it may be difficult to enjoy sex, working through intrusive thoughts that interfere with sex, avoidance of sexual intercourse because of obsessions, cognitive distortions around sex, influence of porn, worrying about pregnancy during sex, contamination worries, sexually transmitted disease worries, when sex can be a compulsion, medications possibly affecting sex, letting go of extra expectations of what sex should be like, how to relate and create a better relationship to sexuality, how partners can help, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/kimberley-quinlan-ocd-and-sex-238
    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

    • 58 min
    Dr Emily O'Leary - Thoughts That Seem Mad, Bad and Dangerous (#237)

    Dr Emily O'Leary - Thoughts That Seem Mad, Bad and Dangerous (#237)

    In episode 237 I chat with Dr Emily O’Leary. Emily is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder of four psychology clinics, including The OCD Clinic Brisbane and Anxiety House. 
    In this episode we chat about her therapy story, her research, bringing humour and authenticity into the treatment of OCD, metacognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), ERP sticking points/challenges, OCD content vs OCD process, avoiding pitfalls of circular arguments, when you and your child has OCD, living with uncertainty, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/dr-emily-oleary-thoughts-that-seem-mad-bad-and-dangerous-237
    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

    • 47 min
    Story: Tori Chavira (#236)

    Story: Tori Chavira (#236)

    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

    • 41 min
    Story: Molly and Cali Gambrel (#235)

    Story: Molly and Cali Gambrel (#235)

    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

    • 25 min
    Story: Thomas Smalley (#234)

    Story: Thomas Smalley (#234)

    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

    • 54 min
    Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: An OCD Storybook

    Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: An OCD Storybook

    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

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Mimrossar ,

False Memory OCD

Have you or can you do any shows on this topic?

Drew Passmonick ,

Changing my life

I’m 49. I’ve suffered from OCD since I was about 5-but I’ve only known what it was for a year and only been diagnosed for a few weeks. The OCD Stories has been a true lifeline for me and made me feel so much less alone. Thanks for all you do, Stu!

Sapphiremfmf ,

Great

Stu isn’t as engaged with his hosts as some interviewers are but I think it actually serves him well it really helps the person who’s being interviewed have the spotlight. This is a great podcast that offers a lot of support for the OCD person.

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