OCD Recovery

My Story & One Million Lives Touched

I have had OCD for most of my life, or at least, from what I can remember. My earliest memory was when I was 7 years old. I would not swim in a swimming pool for fear of shark attack, and evenif I got in, I would be drowned with anxiety (not literally drowned). Or being 8 and walking past a painting 'wrongly' in my house, and having to go back and forth for ages until it 'felt right'. Fast forward 20 years and being mentally tormented by thoughts and obsessions of harm. The harming of others, being literally bullied by my own brain, telling me how bad I am. And most recently 1438264303143having OCD attack my relationship with my amazing girlfriend. Making me feel isolated, anxious and scared.

I could talk to you for hours about the problems, pains and tears I've had over the years. But what good would that do you. Instead I want to share the remarkable progress I've made with ERP, ACT and CBT therapies in the last year. I want to tell you about the key things I've learned, and also started to develop on my path to recovery. The days get lighter, and you get stronger. With my blogging, videos and speaking I have one aim:

To act as a stepping stone in the path of people's recovery from OCD 1 million times

Or simply to reach one million people affected by OCD by January 21st 2018.

With all that laid out. I hope my writing, speaking and life inspires you to start, continue or push you along the path of recovery.

Your friend,


What Is TheOCDStories.com?
The OCD Stories was created in 2015 to share recovery based OCD stories will fellow sufferers. At the end of 2015 I launched The OCD Stories podcast, where I interview OCD therapists and researchers. With the goal of sharing recovery advice. We are proud to say thousands of people tune in each month.

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Our Mission
The OCD Stories was set up to be a beacon of light in the moments of darkness we have all had to endure, as a result of OCD. The stories act not only as a light in your darkness, but also as a signpost out of it. This is only possible because of fellow sufferers such as yourself sharing their emotional, and educational stories towards recovery.


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Q: What will your book teach me?

A: What won't it?! Joking. 'Challenge Yourself, I Dare You' is a call to your soul, to improve yourself through 30 day challenges. These seemingly small 30 days have shaped my life over the last 10 years, enriching it beyond what I would have ever imagined. Inside this book I detail my experience, trials and triumphs...

For 30 days, I've given up sugar, written a book, and stopped masturbating. Yup, you heard me - it was hard (wink).

This book will inspire you to give up those minor addictions, and add new skills to your life, with the sole intention of getting you to fist bump the air each morning in excitement.

Go on challenge yourself, I DARE YOU!


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