How Do I “Just Be” With My Thoughts, And How Do I Get Certainty About My Feelings For My Boyfriend?

On this week’s episode, I answer two questions from listeners about their struggles with OCD. The first question deals with how someone can practice being with their thoughts and disengaging from their rumination. What are they supposed to do? The second question is about how someone can get certainty about…

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How Can I Tell If It’s HOCD or Suppressed Attraction?

On today’s episode, I answer a question about how someone can tell the difference between suppressed attraction or whether the feelings they have are the result of HOCD? Along with this question, the listener wants to know how they can deal with (well, they actually want to suppress) the compulsions…

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HOCD caused by my ROCD? And HOCD caused by my lack of relationship experience?

On this episode, I answer two questions that center around HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD, i.e. SO-OCD), but ask different questions within these two themes. The first question (6:40) is about a woman suffering with ROCD about her boyfriend, but the ROCD is then compounded by obsessions about her sexuality and…

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#78- Losing Natural Ability To Blink, Self-Compassion, and Are Obsessions Partially True?

On this episode, I discuss Sensorimotor OCD, Self-Compassion, and SO-OCD (HOCD). More specifically, on my first question, I discuss someone’s fear about potentially losing their ability to blink in a natural manner, and how they should work with this fear. Next, I answer someone’s double question. Their first question is…

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Vocal tension OCD, what to say to my HOCD thoughts, and transferring my obsessions to my partner

Here we are with another question and answer episode. On this jumble episode, I answer a question about soemone’s obsession about their voice and how to deal with tension around their vocal cords when it impacts their ability to perform (8:50). Next, I discuss how someone can, could, or should…

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December Jumble- HOCD, ROCD, Hyperawareness, Scrupulosity

This is one of those hodge-podge episodes that touches on a lot of different topics. I answer questions about whether someone has fallen out of love, what exposures someone can do to address their hyperawareness of their eyes while reading, whether one can be certain of their faith, and whether…

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To Share Bible Verses, and When HOCD Doesn’t Conflict With Gay Porn

So, you read the title correctly. This is a real mixture of an episode. On this, the 50th episode, I answer a question about whether a mother of a man with Religious Scrupulosity should continue sending him bible verses as encouragmeent, or if that’s unhelpful. Additionally, in the FearCast After…

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