Wishing You Had a Different "Type" of OCD & Anxiety

May 10, 2022

In this episode, I want to discuss a common idea that comes up a lot with my clients, the idea of wishing their experience with OCD & Anxiety was different. I often hear people say, "I wish I just had that theme" or "I wish I was like that person". This can be a big barrier to recovery so I want to address it head-on in this episode.

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Discovering the Lens of Fear

Jan 29, 2022

In this episode, I want to discuss the process of discovering the lens of fear. The lens of fear is a fascinating phenomenon. When we are caught in the fearful mind we think we are operating from logic, when we are really operating from emotion. Our decisions and behavior are entirely driven by the intention of navigating an uncomfortable emotion, and then we attempt to justify our behaviors...

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Checking OCD

Mar 31, 2021

Checking OCD

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In this episode, we are going to discuss Checking OCD. Checking OCD is a sub-type where a person experiences intrusive thoughts, fears, or concerns (obsessions)...

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Fear of Unwanted Violent Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Harm OCD

Feb 23, 2021

Fear of Unwanted Violent Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Harm OCD

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In this episode, I am going to discuss unwanted or intrusive violent thoughts. Intrusive violent thoughts are often categorized as ego-dystonic and are common with the subtype of Harm OCD. These thoughts can include violent images or...

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Fear of Unwanted or Intrusive Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Pure O

Feb 18, 2021

Fear of Unwanted or Intrusive Thoughts - Pure O OCD - Pure O 

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of unwanted or intrusive thoughts. Intrusive thoughts generally fall into the following three categories: unwanted violent thoughts/images, unwanted sexual thoughts/images, and...

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Fear of Stealing Something

Feb 12, 2021

Fear of Stealing Something

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of impulsively stealing. This fear is one common manifestation of fears related to the idea that one may impulsively snap and do something amoral or against their true nature.

So, in this episode, I am going to talk...

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Fear of Blurting Out Bad Words

Feb 05, 2021

Fear of Blurting Out Bad Words

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of blurting out obscenities or curse words. People who suffer this type of fear often worry that they might verbally lash out and say words that are against their personal beliefs or desires. Common compulsive...

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Fear of Making A Mistake

Jan 29, 2021

Fear of Making A Mistake

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of making a mistake - also called ‘atelophobia’. I will discuss how this fear develops, common symptoms and experiences, and what to expect in the healing process.

As with most fears and phobias, people with...

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Fear of Losing Control

Jan 26, 2021

Fear of Losing Control

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In this episode, I am going to discuss the fear of losing control. I will discuss how this fear develops, common symptoms and experiences, and what to expect in the healing process. Fear of losing control is very common and can become very overwhelming if left...

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Fear of Germs

Jan 22, 2021

Fear of Germs

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Hello, welcome to a new series where I will discuss the different types of fears that people wrestle with. 

In this first episode, I am going to discuss the fear of contamination, also known as the fear of germs. I will discuss how this fear develops, common symptoms and...

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