Purely OCD
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.

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.

To read the full show notes, click here.

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.

To read the full show notes, click here.

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