The OCD Whisperer Podcast with Kristina Orlova

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

 

This week I interview Alegra Kastens to discuss how do you know it is OCD?  She is an AMFT and specializes in OCD, BDD, BFRB's, and anxiety disorders in Los Angeles.   You can find her on instagram at obsessivelyeverafter or on her website .

 

She also referenced this article if you want to have a read.

 

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Find out if you are incessantly analyzing, and hence maybe mentally compulsing with my freebie.

 

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my KOR Results website.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California & specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders, this does not replace therapy. 

 

See you in the next episode!

 

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

 

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

 

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

This week we talk about can OCD make a person control their environment?

The answer is YES!

Listen to find out how and take the challenge to evaluate what are your control strategies?  

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Join Mastering OCD Membership

"Such a great experience, totally recommend it!" F. V.

"Thank you, Kristina, for your wisdom and commitment to my process. I am forever grateful!" M. L.

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Find out if you are compulsively ruminating with my freebie.

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my KOR Results website.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California & specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders, this does not replace therapy. 

 

See you in the next episode!

 

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

 

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

 
 

 

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Interview with Chris Trondsen who is an OCD specialist and has OCD! 

 

Join Mastering OCD Membership

 

"Such a great experience, totally recommend it!" F. V.

"Thank you, Kristina, for your wisdom and commitment to my process. I am forever grateful!" M. L.

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my KOR Results website.

 

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California & specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders, this does not replace therapy. 

 

See you in the next episode!

 

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

 

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Let's talk about Relationship OCD! 

You can direct message me on my Instagram account @ocdwhisperer or email me at info@korresults.com

 

R-OCD 

Are you doing any of these things:

  • Checking to see if your partner is the one?
  • Checking if the relationship feels right?
  • Nitpicking your partners appearance or flaws?
  • Compulsively analyzing if your partner is a good fit?  Are they passionate enough?  Are they funny enough? And so on...
  • Are you accommodating your OCD by involving others by asking their opinions and you end up talking to several people only to end up more confused and uncertain?
  • Are you comparing your relationship to other relationships you think are ideal?
  • Are you compulsively reading books, article online in an attempt to figure this out and again only end up more confused or even bring more fuel to the already existing OCD fire and end up fighting with your partner?

Reminders:

  1. This can happen in any relationships you have that includes friends, co-workers, intimate relationships, family and so on
  2. The first thing to look for is are you compulsing especially mentally?  This is where you must do some work!  Interrupt your mental behavioral patterns! Episode 5 is about Compulsive Rumination (I suggest you have a listen!)

 

 

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KOR Results Presents: Mastering OCD

Online Membership Program.

To be a founding member (only 10 spots left at a locked in amount of $55/ month) DM me on Instagram or email me info@korresults.com with your full name and email address

Subject line: Founding Member  

"Such a great experience, totally recommend it!" F. V.

"Thank you, Kristina, for your wisdom and commitment to my process. I am forever grateful!" M. L.

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California & specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders, this does not replace therapy. 

 

See you in the next episode!

 

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

 

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Let's talk about dreams and OCD! 

You can direct message me on my Instagram account @ocdwhisperer or email me at info@korresults.com

 

#1 Tip to help you: Response Prevention

  1. Once you are awake (regardless if it is middle of the night from a dream or organically in the morning) and the OCD related dream tries to hook you in, slow down for a second and get clear on what you are doing.  Are you doing ANY compulsions in ANY way?
  2. Once you get your conscious awareness to the present moment, interrupt your mental rituals!  And engage in behaviors that are opposite of your OCD urge.  Break it down into smaller steps if you need too for example: 10 min timer to challenge avoidance seeking behaviors or reassurance seeking behaviors or wanting to look something up on line.
  3. Repeat these steps often!  And stay with your Response Prevention Self Talk for a while if you need to especially if you are having a harder OCD flare up.  Your brain is a muscle and you have to keep practicing your new skills and reinforce them!  

 

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KOR Results Presents: Mastering OCD

Online Membership Program.

To be a founding member (only 25 spots are available, and 11 are left at a locked in amount of $55/ month) DM me on Instagram or email me info@korresults.com with your full name and email address

Subject line: Founding Member  

"Such a great experience, totally recommend it!" F. V.

"Thank you, Kristina, for your wisdom and commitment to my process. I am forever grateful!" M. L.

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California & specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Let's talk about committed action and why it is important.  There are some self-evaluation questions you need to ask yourself.  

You can direct messaged to me on my Instagram account @ocdwhisperer or email me at info@korresults.com .

 

Self- evaluation questions:

  1. Am I currently living my life in a way that is truly in alignment with my values in the context of my life?
  2. Am I engaging in a range of behaviors that are connected to my deepest wishes and longings?
  3. What am I currently doing? (1 min and 50 sec more q's)
  4. What kind of life do I want to live?
  5. How do I  want to show up?
  6. What is getting in the way of me taking committed action?  What is it costing me?

 

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KOR Results Presents: Mastering OCD -Online Membership Program.

To join the waitlist email me info@korresults.com 

Subject line: Mastering OCD Membership  

"Such a great experience, totally recommend it!" F. V.

"Thank you, Kristina, for your wisdom and commitment to my process. I am forever grateful!" M. L.

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

 

Today I cover 3 things you DO NOT want to do If You Love Someone With OCD.  You can direct messaged to me on my Instagram account @ocdwhisperer or email me at info@korresults.com .

  1. Do not try to think your way out of OCD!  Using logic and rationale will only perpetuate the compulsive analysis cycle!  

    • Instead remind the person it is OCD flaring up and what OCD is.
  2. Do not provide incessant reassurance!  This will give momentary relief only to reinforce the OCD cycle and more questions will come up, even anger and a more desperate attempt to have certainty that everything will be OK.  
    • Instead lovingly and with warmth set limits of how much reassurance you will provide (we all do need reassurance sometimes).
  3. Do not accommodate OCD!  This will feed the cycle and make it last longer!
    • Instead create a step by step plan to reduce accommodations.

 

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KOR Results 6 WK Online OCD Training Program is in progress since 5/19/2020 

To join the waitlist email me info@korresults.com 

Subject line: 6 wk OCD Training  

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

 

Today I am answering some questions that got direct messaged to me on my Instagram account @ocdwhisperer.

  1. Unintentional thought suppression question and how to have acceptance.
  2. Comparing your OCD to Instagram posts to validate or invalidate your own experience question.
  3. Can someone with OCD find a friend or a partner who also has OCD and can there be positive benefits?
  4. Checking feelings for proof if the obsession is true or not or checking if feeling something and that leads to actually feeling something.

 

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KOR Results 6 WK Online OCD Training Program is in progress since 5/19/2020 

To join the waitlist email me info@korresults.com 

Subject line: 6 wk OCD Training  

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You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes come out out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Today we are talking about Mindset work.

  1. What are you paying attention to?  Consciously direct your attention!
  2. What meaning you assign to your anxiety experience does influence how you feel about it.  (Is anxiety a threat?  Did you assign meaning to it that you cannot handle it?)
  3. What you choose to do in response to your anxiety will either feed it or break it.  
    • Compulsively neutralizing it strengthens it.
    • Maybe OCD is an opportunity for growth?
    • Everyday is an opportunity to practice.

***KOR Results 6 WK Online OCD Training Program is being launched 5/19/2020.  If you are interested email me info@korresults.com subject line: 6 wk OCD Training.  If registration is closed I can always add you to the waitlist for the next online training.***

 

You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes will be coming out bi-weekly on Mondays.

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Today we are talking about Compulsions!

Themes of different compulsive behaviors:

  • Avoidance
  • Compulsive crying (other OCD influenced emotions)
  • Self reassurance (sneaking them in sometimes)
  • Decontamination
  • Checking
  • Magical compulsions
  • Perfectionistic compulsions
  • Counting
  • Tracing
  • Touching/ tapping
  • Mental compulsions (there is an episode just on this)
  • Protective compulsions
  • Body focused
  • Self-mutilating (cutting, burning)
  • Hair pulling/ skin picking (this may or may not be due to OCD, it may be due to trichotillomania mean hair pulling or excoriation-means skin picking)
     

You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me at info@korresults.com and see my website www.korresults.com (website is being updated).

Disclaimer: This podcast is for educational purposes.  Though I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, this does not replace therapy. 

See you in the next episode!

Keep going.  Keep growing.  Keep glowing.

*Episodes will be coming out bi-weekly on Mondays.

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