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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.

OCD and Other Anxiety Disorders

OCD and Other Anxiety Disorders

January 19, 2022

This week, Kelley and Lauren are joined by special guests Emma Garrick 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. Quick reminder, hypnosis has not been a clinically proven treatment for OCD. 

Acceptance and OCD, Part 1

Acceptance and OCD, Part 1

January 10, 2022

In this episode of purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, define acceptance and what it means to accept uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. 

Kelley explains what fusion looks like (ie., 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.

OCD and the New Year

OCD and the New Year

January 4, 2022

Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT welcome you to 2022 with a big announcement: we are 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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Our ”Favorite” Things About OCD, Part 3

Our ”Favorite” Things About OCD, Part 3

January 2, 2022

In todays episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT and Lauren Rosen, LMFT talk about one of their least favorite things about OCD - when obsessions attack identity. They talk about how different themes can impact identity as well as how doing exposure and response prevention can lead people to question who they are.

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Our ”Favorite” Things about OCD, Part 2

Our ”Favorite” Things about OCD, Part 2

January 2, 2022

For the next several episodes Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD. This includes the crafty ways in which OCD gets us stuck.

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Our “Favorite” Things about OCD, Part 1

Our “Favorite” Things about OCD, Part 1

December 30, 2021

For the next several episodes, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, are discussing their “favorite things” (read sarcastically) about OCD. Basically the ways in which OCD is tricky and gets us stuck.

First up, one of OCD’s favorite ways to hook people: “but this thought is different” or “this one is special.”

The two talk about navigating these thoughts, accepting uncertainty and much, much more.

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OCD and the Holidays

OCD and the Holidays

December 29, 2021

In this weeks episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, 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. 

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OCD, Relapse and Relapse Prevention

OCD, Relapse and Relapse Prevention

December 29, 2021

In this weeks episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, talk about what recovery and relapse prevention looks like with OCD. Lauren and Kelley share bits and pieces of their own experiences and cover the concept of "pivoting" in recovery. As always, they answer your questions live.

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Imaginal Exposures

Imaginal Exposures

December 28, 2021

In this episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, 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.

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