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.

Today we are talking about Motivation: it is an on-going dynamic process.

Take away strategies are:

  1. Break your ERP exercises or any goals down into small steps that you can do right NOW.  Focus on the present- what can you do NOW to start?
  2. Set limits with distractions- say no to them.
  3. Watch for your rationalizations of all the "should's" and not doing anything and then your inner critic coming out to judge yourself and feel bad like guilt, shame, embarrassment.  This cycle feeds onto itself. Catch it and tell yourself maybe I should have done x,y,z- but right NOW I will do x and focus on the here and now and start.
  4. Reflect on even small accomplishments because then you focus on your success and that will feed your confidence and you may feel motivated to do the next ERP exercise and build on it and take action.
     

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 covering compulsive rumination: what it is, why people rationalize why it is important to keep ruminating, and simple strategies to try today.

Strategies discussed are:

  1. Catch yourself in the act!  Increase your awareness of how much of this behavior you engage in.
  2. Set firm boundaries with no ifs buts or anything else!  Example: I will parking lot thinking about this for 24 hrs.
  3. Talk back using strategies that foster non-engagement with the content.  For example: I have thought about x for so long and have not gotten any more clear on anything.  This mental processing is not yielding results and I will no longer do this especially when I am anxious and feel a sense of urgency or need.
     

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 will touch on the second part of OCD Subtypes.  These two episodes, episode 3 and 4 are to give you an idea of the different ways OCD can present itself.

Subtypes discussed are:

  1. Sexual Obsessions OCD
  2. Relationship OCD
  3. Superstitious / Magical OCD
  4. Aggressive Obsessions OCD
  5. Emotional Contamination OCD
  6. Perinatal/ Postpartum OCD
  7. Rumination OCD
  8. Hyperawareness  & Sensorimotor OCD
  9. Real life event(s) OCD
     

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 will discuss the first half of various OCD Subtypes.

Subtypes discussed are:

  1. Symmetry/Perfectionism OCD
  2. Contamination OCD
  3. Fear doing something wrong OCD
  4. Harm OCD                                          
  5. Hypochondria/ health OCD
  6. Pure “O” OCD 
  7. Scrupulosity OCD-morality, being good or evil 
  8. Just Right OCD 
  9. Need to know/ remember OCD 
  10. Pedophilia OCD      

 

International OCD Foundation www.iocdf.org is a great resource.

You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me via www.korresults.com on the contact page.

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.

*Due to the amount of information, there is a bonus episode out next week.

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

Learn all things OCD with the OCD Whisperer Podcast.

Today we will discuss the art of Exposure & Response Prevention as the gold star treatment for OCD.

Principles discussed are:

  • Variability
  • Defuse and create a little space between you and OCD
  • Opposite Action
  • Be here NOW
  • Tripple A: acknowledge, agree, and accept

International OCD Foundation www.iocdf.org is a great resource to read more about studies that have been conducted to read up on the science behind the work. 

You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me via www.korresults.com on the contact page.

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 will discuss what OCD actually is-a doubting disease.

A great resource is also the International OCD Foundation www.iocdf.org 

You can find me on Instagram @ocdwhisperer and you can contact me via www.korresults.com on the contact page.

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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