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Friday, July 7 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
The Hero's Journey (and YOU are the Hero!): The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

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Everyone loves a good story, and storytelling can be a powerfully transformative experience for both listener and teller. Join 4 storytellers who have OCD for this engaging workshop about the healing power for you and others of owning your story. You'll learn criteria for determining if you'd like to share your OCD story and how to find the right audience (which could be an audience of 1!). We'll delve into the concept of the hero's journey, and you'll use it to craft the outline of your own story. And if you'd like, you'll have the opportunity to share your story with fellow participants.

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avatar for Alison Dotson

Alison Dotson

Alison Dotson is the author of Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life. She was diagnosed with OCD at age 26, after suffering from "taboo" obsessions for more than a decade. Today, she still has occasional bad thoughts, but she knows how to deal with t... Read More →
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Shala Nicely, LPC

Counselor/Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Co-Founder, Cornerstone Family Services, LLC and Beyond the Doubt, LLC
Shala Nicely, LPC is a counselor and cognitive behavioral therapist specializing in the treatment of OCD and related disorders at Cornerstone Family Services in Atlanta.  She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Everyday Mindfulness for OCD, with Jon Hershfield, MFT. She w... Read More →
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Jeff Bell, MBA

Jeff Bell is an author, health advocate, and radio news anchor. His two books, Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief, have established Bell as a leading voice for mental health awareness and "Greater Good" motivation. Bell is actively involved with the International OCD Foundation, for which he serves as a board member and national... Read More →
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Stuart Ralph, Msc

Stuart Ralph blogs on OCD and mental health issues. He is the founder of The OCD Stories, which was created to guide other people towards recovery. The podcast has been downloaded well over 250k times, and has had some of the top researchers and OCD therapists on the show. In 2014 he released his debut book 'Challenge Yourself, I Dare You'. When he's not creating videos and podcasts, he likes to play basketball and eat... Read More →


Friday July 7, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Golden Gate A

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