Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) consists of a mixture of obsessions, which are unwanted thoughts of harm or contamination that intrude into your mind and cause worry, and compulsions, like excessive washing or checking, to make sure the obsession cannot come true. It commonly begins in teenage and can be disabling and difficult to treat. Medications can help but do have side effects. Internet delivered cognitive behaviour therapy produces more improvement than medications, without side effects, and there is less chance of relapse.
Who will find this course useful?
People with more than one episode of OCD and who are ready to confront their fears very gradually to find out that what they fear does not occur.
This course is self paced, but is designed to be completed within 3 months, at most. It is best to do one lesson every week or two to allow time to practice between lessons. The system won’t allow less than 5 or more than 25 days between lessons. Most people take 10-12 weeks to complete the course. Initially you will be granted 90 days access, and upon completion of the course, you will be granted an extra 12 months access for practice purposes.
How much will it cost?
Depending on the method of delivery, the course will be either A$59 or A$59.99 for three months access. That’s a whole course for less than the cost of one visit to a psychologist. It’s a small price to pay for ‘getting back up’.
What type of support will I receive?
The amount of support you receive will depend on the way you choose to do this course. If your clinician – doctor or psychologist – prescribes it, they will comment one to five times on your progress. If you do the self-help or phone app courses, there is no external support available, as these delivery methods are designed to enhance motivation and self-reliance. However, provided you complete all six lessons, the results will be as good as with supervision.
How is the course structured?
Our online questionnaires help to establish how you are feeling. Results from the questionnaires are then relayed back to your clinician after each lesson. If you are undertaking a self-guided course, you will be notified by THIS WAY UP if your scores are above the acceptable range.
Our lessons are in a comic based format, where you can follow the journey of a character as they learn practical skills to combat OCD. They also learn how to maintain these skills, manage and reduce difficulties, and prevent symptoms from returning.
Download our summaries and activities to reinforce what you learnt in each lesson.
Download additional activities and information that you can complete between lessons.
Read real life stories about how others overcame their OCD.
Schedule your next lesson using our online calendar and we’ll send you reminders for your next lesson.
Participants who completed this course benefited from each lesson completed. 54% of participants were no longer troubled by their symptoms after completing all lessons.
- No longer troubled
We have done one Randomised Controlled Trial and the outcomes have been very good.
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this course. ”
I have learnt so many new techniques, and I feel like I’m not alone.
I’d recommend this course to just about anyone. Thank you, and congrats on delivering such an impressive course online.”
I did the on-line course and have found my symptoms have dissipated to almost nothing. I love that I’ve learnt to challenge my unhelpful thoughts and to use appropriate bounderies.
This course has simplified my life now.”
Thank you so much for understanding and making my life easier and less complicated and confused. I’m a very happy lady today.”
I can see the logic and analytical sense in the management of the suggestions that are both practical and mental in their disciplines.
It isn’t easy to break the patterns of negative thought, but again, the suggestions offered in the sessions are easy for me to ‘get my teeth into’, and I know the patterns will break as I progress.