Purely OCD
Optimism in OCD Recovery

Optimism in OCD Recovery

November 14, 2022

This week on purely OCD podcast, Lauren and Kelley discuss how to maintain optimism in your recovery. They start the conversation by setting realistic expectations for what recovery looks like. They then discuss how to use self-compassion, cognitive restructuring and mindfulness as a way to support optimism. Lastly, they discuss values and how they can help you realign with you to your path of recovery and how empowerment can breed a sense of optimism.

Managing Multiple OCD Themes

Managing Multiple OCD Themes

October 10, 2022

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.

Self-Compassion Part 2

Self-Compassion Part 2

October 5, 2022

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.

OCD and Self-Compassion, Part 1

OCD and Self-Compassion, Part 1

September 19, 2022

In this episode, 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. They 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. 

OCD and Community

OCD and Community

September 19, 2022

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. They discuss 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.

Mental Compulsions, Part 3

Mental Compulsions, Part 3

June 27, 2022

In this episode of Purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, continue the conversation on mental compulsions, in the third part of the series. The two discuss how to identify mental compulsions, what to do once you have identified them and what to expect from this practice. We will resume in 2-weeks and look forward to seeing you then!

OCD Recovery and Everyday Life

OCD Recovery and Everyday Life

May 16, 2022

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.

 

Thanks for joining. And go check out Jenna Overbaugh on Instagram, if you don’t know her already!

Mental Compulsions, Part 2

Mental Compulsions, Part 2

May 9, 2022

On today’s episode of Purely OCD Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, pick up where they left off in their discussion of mental compulsions.They define and discuss more subtypes of mental compulsions. They also talk about helpful versus unhelpful thinking through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As always, they answer questions from viewers who tuned in live. . Next week, the two will have a special guest Jenna Overbaugh of #nocd. We look forward to seeing you there. The conversation on how to navigate and manage mental compulsions- Part 3 - will resume May 23rd.

Mental Compulsions, Part 1

Mental Compulsions, Part 1

May 2, 2022

In this episode, Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss mental compulsions. They define mental compulsions and explain how they can present in OCD. They explain how mindfulness a.k.a. mental ninja, is the best approach when it comes to stopping mental compulsions. Tune in next week when the two will discuss more ways to build your mindfulness muscle in combatting mental compulsions.

Substance Contamination

Substance Contamination

April 25, 2022

In today's episode of Purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss obsessions related to contamination with Alcohol and Drugs. To begin with, they talk about contamination obsessions related to sobriety and fears about relapse. They also cover fears of losing one's mind or experiencing derealization secondary to substance contamination. Next, they consider common compulsions that people perform when the fears arise and then turn their discussion to exposure and response prevention. To conclude the episode, they answer your questions.

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