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Episodes


Episode 56: Managing Multiple OCD Themes

This week on the Purely OCD podcast, Lauren and Kelley discuss managing multiple themes of OCD. They start by discussing how common it is to experience multiple themes. The two also consider how to navigate new content when it pops up unexpectedly. Most importantly, they explain the importance of accepting uncertainty in the face of all content.

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Episode 55: OCD and Self-Compassion, Part 2

This week on the Purely OCD podcast, Lauren and Kelley continue their discussion on self-compassion and OCD recovery. They start by discussing loving-kindness meditation, and how this can support people in the practice of self-compassion. They also discuss how to navigate guilt using self-compassion, and how to find compassion for your brain when it is the source of so much pain. Lastly, they consider how partners of individuals with OCD can provide compassion without providing compulsive reassurance.

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Episode 54: OCD and Self-Compassion, Part I

In this episode of the Purely OCD Podcast, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, talk about self-compassion in OCD recovery. They define self-compassion and discuss how it can help individuals who are dealing with OCD. The two also highlight ways in which this practice can turn compulsive to support people in using the tool effectively. Stay tuned for Part II next week. 

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Episode 53: OCD and Community

This week on Purely OCD, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, talk about the role of community in OCD recovery. They start by sharing about their experience at the IOCDF Conference and discussing the benefits of being surrounded by people who “get it.” They also touch on some of the challenges that can come up in community when you have OCD.

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Episode 52: Mental Compulsions, Part 3

This week on the Purely OCD Podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT continue talking about mental compulsions, in part three of the series. . The two discuss how to catch mental compulsions, what to do once you have identified them and what to expect from this practice.

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Episode 51: OCD Recovery and Everyday Life

In this weeks episode of Purely OCD podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT are joined by Jenna Overbaugh, LMFT to talk about how OCD recovery can benefit us beyond navigating OCD.

They touch on how certain topics, like navigating doubt, doing hard things, and awareness of thoughts and thinking, transcend OCD and can help us more broadly. The three also cover how these lessons can support the process of parenting. To end this episode, Kelley brings it on home with a discussion of self-compassion and, essentially, reparenting ourselves.

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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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