Episodes


Episodes


Episode 50: Mental Compulsions, Part 2

Today on the Purely OCD Podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, talk about fears about drug and alcohol contamination. To begin with, they talk about obsessions related to sobriety and fears about relapse. They also cover concerns over losing one’s mind because of substance contamination. Next, they consider common compulsions in this theme. They then turn their discussion to ERP. To conclude the episode, they answer your questions.

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Episode 49: Mental Compulsions Part 1

Today on Purely OCD podcast Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT talk about mental compulsions. To begin with, they chat about what mental compulsions are. They then segue into what these mental behaviors can look like. They also chat about the differences between thought suppression and disengaging from rumination. To end this episode, they answer a viewer’s question.

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Episode 48: Substance Contamination

Today on the Purely OCD Podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, talk about fears about drug and alcohol contamination. To begin with, they talk about obsessions related to sobriety and fears about relapse. They also cover concerns over losing one’s mind because of substance contamination. Next, they consider common compulsions in this theme. They then turn their discussion to ERP. To conclude the episode, they answer your questions.

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Episode 47: Q&A on March 28th

Today on Purely OCD podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT AND Lauren Rosen, LMFT, answer viewers questions live. To begin with, they discuss the “rightness” OCD wants, and how it applies in a job or relationship. Lastly, they talk about fears about making the “wrong” decision more generally.

Episode 46: False Memory

Today on Purely OCD podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT AND Lauren Rosen, LMFT, talk about False Memory OCD. To begin with, they talk about obsessions and compulsions related to False Memory OCD. They also cover how to not engage with trying to figure out if this memory is real or not. Next, they consider common compulsions in this theme. They then turn their discussion to ERP. To conclude the episode, they answer your questions.

Episode 45: OCD and “Urges”

Today on the Purely OCD podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are joined by the wonderful Catherine Benfield! 

The three discuss Catherine’s recent article (with an assist credit to Kelley) about urges in the context of OCD. Some questions they cover include: 

1. What is an obsessive urge? 

2. How can we practice ERP in the face of obsessive urges? 

3. What is the role of accepting uncertainty with urges? 

There’s specific mention of Postpartum OCD Harm OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD (formerly HOCD) and Relationship OCD. This content could also be applied to POCD. We hope you find a little hope in this open conversation of what it’s like to live with and recover from this disorder.

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Episode 44: OCD in the Workplace

In this week’s episode of the Purely OCD Podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss navigating OCD in the workplace. To begin with, they cover common obsessions and compulsions that arise in this context. They also answer questions from viewers about talking about a diagnosis with a boss and tackling time consuming compulsions that interfere with productivity.

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Episode 43: Meditation and OCD

In this episode of Purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss how meditation can support OCD recovery. To begin with, they discuss different types of meditation and how training your attention supports dropping rumination and other mental compulsions. They also cover how meditation’s focus on returning to the present supports present moment living (i.e. actual living rather than being stuck in your head). The two also chat about mindfulness exercises that can provide some of the benefits of meditation. 

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Episode 42: Acceptance and OCD, Part 2

In this weeks episode of the Purely OCD Podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, continue their discussion on acceptance. To begin with, they talk about how acceptance related to having OCD is an important part of recovery. They also cover the key practice of accepting uncertainty. They touch on accepting bodily sensations and making space for these experiences without assigning meaning to them.

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Episode 41: OCD and Other Anxiety Disorders

This week, Kelley and Lauren are joined by special guests Emma and Lisa for a discussion about OCD and other anxiety disorders. To begin with, they talk about their lived experiences with OCD and Anxiety as well as their recovery journeys. They also answer questions from the audience related to whether it’s possible to become neurotypical or “normal” if you have OCD or an anxiety disorders.

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Episode 40: Acceptance and OCD, Part 1

In this episode of the Purely OCD Podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings in the context of OCD.

Kelley explains what fusion looks like (i.e., the opposite of acceptance) using a scary thought on a clipboard.

They cover several acceptance techniques people can use when they experience an uncomfortable feeling or thought.

As always, they answer your questions live.

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Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, ring in 2022with an episode about how OCD can impact folks this time of year.

Episode 39: OCD and the New Year

Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT welcome you to 2022 with a big announcement: Purely OCD is officially a podcast. You can find all episodes at our website: purelyocd.com. You can also listen to us on apple podcasts, Podbean, Spotify, and google podcasts.

Lauren and Kelley also discuss how OCD can impact people at this time of year. They start with a discussion of the pressure related to Nee Year’s resolutions. Next, they chat about how New Years tends to especially impact those with existential OCD. The two talk about how Covid might impact existential OCD around the new year too. They round out the episode by discussing acceptance in the context of OCD.

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Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD.


Episode 38: Our “Favorite” Things About OCD, Part 3

This week on the Purely OCD Podcast, your show hosts Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss more of their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD, i.e. the ways in which OCD is tricky and gets us stuck. The two talk about how to deal with these pitfalls, accept the unknown and much, much more. 

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Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD.


Episode 37: Our “Favorite” Things About OCD, Part 2

This week on Purely OCD, your show hosts Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss more of their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD, i.e. the ways in which OCD is tricky and gets us stuck. The two talk about how to deal with these pitfalls, accept the unknown and much, much more. 

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For the next several episodes, your show hosts Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD. So, basically, the ways in which OCD is tricky and gets us stuck. The two talk about navigating these pitfalls, accepting uncertainty and much, much more. 


Episode 36: Our “Favorite” Things About OCD, Part
1

For the next several episodes of the Purely OCD Podcast, your show hosts Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD. So, basically, the ways in which OCD is tricky and gets us stuck. The two talk about how to deal with these pitfalls, accept the unknown and much, much more. 

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In this weeks episode, Kelley and Lauren discuss how OCD, phobias and anxiety can impact the holidays. They talk about all the myriad ways that OCD and other forms of anxiety can attack all holidays, with a special emphasis on Thanksgiving, given that it's right around the corner. 


Episode 35: OCD and the Holidays

This week on Purely OCD, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss how OCD, phobias and anxiety can impact the holidays. They talk about all the ways that OCD and other forms of anxiety can get triggered during the holidays. They also focus on Thanksgiving, given that it was coming up when this was recorded. 

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In this Episode of Purely OCD, Lauren and Kelley talk about the process of recovery and the experience of relapse for those with OCD. They discuss some of the most critical aspects of relapse prevention. They also consider the degrees of the term "relapse" and what really constitutes a relapse in the realm of OCD recovery. 


Episode 33: OCD, Relapse and Relapse Prevention

This week, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, talk about how to deal with a relapse when you have OCD. They also discuss some of the key ways to prevent relapse. In addition, they chat about what the term “relapse” means and what it might look like in the healing process. 

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In this episode, Kelley and Lauren discuss Imaginal Exposures: What they are, how to write them, the importance of response prevention in doing Imaginal Exposures and even how to ease your way into them. As always they answer questions at the end.


Episode 32: Imaginal Exposures

In this episode of the Purely OCD Podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss Imaginal Exposures. During their discussion they cover how to write Imaginals, how to ease your way into them and how crucial response prevention is in the process. To conclude this episode, they answer viewer questions.

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In this Episode of Purely OCD, your show hosts Kelley and Lauren discuss Social Media for those living with OCD. They cover the good, the bad and the ugly. While social media can be a great way to forge connection and to normalize experience, the space can also be used for compulsive reassurance and checking. Ultimately, it can also be used for exposure and response prevention work. 


Episode 31: OCD and Social Media

In this episode of Purely OCD, your show hosts Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, discuss the world of Social Media for those living with OCD. While social media can be a great way to connect and to feel less alone, the space can also be used for compulsive reassurance and checking. On the other hand, these platforms can also be used for exposure and response prevention work. Kelley and Lauren outline the pros as well as the cons of social media, and give insight as to how to use it wisely.

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