Forward Moving Faith and Intrusive Thoughts As An Aversion To Faith

I’m back, and late, for this next installment of the FearCast. On this episode, I batch two faith based questions from people asking about their Religious Scrupulosity. They are similar, but one discusses how to continue purusing one’s faith despite OCD and OCD treatment (4:10). The other question has to…

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Faith and Doubt- Scrupulosity in Orthodox Judaism with Dr. Jedidiah Siev

I’m returning to the Faith and Doubt Series! I was lucky enough to be joined by Dr. Jedidiah Siev who publishes research and speaks on his clinical specialty of Religious Scrupulosity for Orthodox and Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. Dr. Siev covered a huge range of topics, including overall treatment for Scrupulosity,…

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A Little Bit of Unicycle, A Lot of OCD

On this episode, I answer a bunch of listener questions on a variety of topics. I also talk about my own effort to learn something new and rely on the FearCast community for encouragement and accountability. Lastly, I’m starting to list the question and the minutes for each episode below…

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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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Certainty and Confidence with Jon Hershfield, MFT

Confidence and certainty are two concepts that we wrestle with in the course of anxiety and OCD treatment. On this episode, I was honored to interview Jon Hershfield, The Great and Powerful, and he discussed the differences between the two concepts, why we should be seeking confidence over certainty in…

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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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Intrusive Thoughts At Church, and The HOCD/ROCD Venn Diagram

This episode is packed with some great questions! First, I answer a question about dealing with sexually explicit thoughts at church! After that, I talk about the relationship between ROCD and HOCD, or as I call it, the ROCD/ HOCD Venn Diagram. They are kinda like salt and pepper. Yes,…

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ERP- Anxiety Doing The Thing and Avoiding The Thing

Choices in ERP

Episode 30, yah, this one, deals with a listener’s struggle deciding whether it’s the right exposure to do what they’re afraid of, or whether it’s a better exposure to not do the thing. They’re stuck! Its a great question, and an obstacle that some come across while doing ERP. As…

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