Purely OCD
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.

Q&A on March 28th

Q&A on March 28th

April 11, 2022

In this weeks episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, answer listeners questions. Some questions they cover include:

 

1. What can trigger OCD?

2. What language can be used when supporting a loved one with OCD?

3. Does suppressing make OCD worse?

 

We hope you found this podcast helpful and if there any questions we did not answer, please contact us on our website

 

False Memory OCD

False Memory OCD

April 11, 2022

On today's episode, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, talk False Memory OCD. To begin with, they cover about common obsessions, compulsions and the commonly shared obsession between False Memory OCD and Real Event OCD. They answer listeners questions related to the desire to figure out whether a memory actually happened, or whether it is a false memory and what it means about the person. Lastly, they discuss finding hope when living with OCD.

OCD and ”Urges”

OCD and ”Urges”

March 8, 2022

On today’s episode of the #purelyocd 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 #postpartumocd #harmocd #soocd (formerly #hocd) and #relationshipocd. 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.

OCD in the Workplace

OCD in the Workplace

February 28, 2022

In this week’s episode of Purely OCD, 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.

Meditation and OCD

Meditation and OCD

February 14, 2022

Meditation and OCD: in this weeks episode, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, talk about how meditation supports the recovery in OCD. They discuss different types of meditation and how training your attention supports the ability to let go of rumination. They cover how meditation’s focus on returning back to the present moment supports OCD sufferers by disengaging with the noise in their heads. Lastly, they touch on some mindfulness exercises that can provide some of the benefits of meditation.

Acceptance and OCD, Part 2

Acceptance and OCD, Part 2

January 24, 2022

In this weeks episode, 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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