#8 Every OCD Episode Is an Opportunity – Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ Liz

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In this episode, Dr. Maggie introduces us to a new client, “Liz”, who is in therapy for OCD and anxiety. This is the first of another four-part series, and in this first interview “Liz” opens up about why she sought psychotherapy in the first place, why she had resisted doing so previously, and what helped her overcome that resistance. She also shares her biggest game-changer: shifting her focus from trying to prevent anxiety from occurring to welcoming it as an opportunity to practice her coping techniques.

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1:24 Seeing our own behavior through someone else’s eyes

3:01 Transitions can be triggering

5:40 Shame

7:19 The “should dos”

9:11 Where does the self-criticism come from?

10:07 The recovery paradox 13:27 The laundry spiral

19:04 Overcoming shame by sharing it

19:32 Therapy is not about arming yourself with tactics

20:52 Anxiety is not the enemy

21:59 Every episode is an opportunity to practice

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Dr. Maggie Perry

I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

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