You’ve done a lot of work around your OCD. But that overwhelm monster still creeps up on you. The misinformation about recovery. The ‘will I ever be normal’ thoughts flood your brain. The next step. You better get it right and make it perfect, because you want to do this right – says that dang perfectionism demon. You’ve come so far and now bulletproofing your recovery is almost as stressful as starting it.
Don’t worry, my warrior, we’re going to make this stuff stick. Slay the perfectionism demon and give you your damn life back.
Understanding OCD? You could lecture at Brown. Preventing rituals? You’re preventing like a pro. Preventing relapses? That’s the shaky spot. You don’t just want progress. You want to solidify those damn skills, take center stage in the final phase of your recovery, and fully put your brain on your team.
It’s no longer fighting OCD/anxiety, trying to stay afloat as it grabs your ankles. You have home team advantage. You’re here to score. To win. What are we winning?
It’s Time to Play Offense
You’re ready to immerse yourself in everything life throws at you
By diving deeply into the ‘exposure’ part of ERP, you can face your biggest fears (safely) and permanently conquer them.
Level expert is waiting. Master it, you protect yourself against relapses and firmly put yourself in the ‘I took my life back’ category.
There are only a few pieces left on the board.
Gain a deep understanding of the principles behind exposures in ERP (and even better, figure out how to use them in your recovery).
Design effective exposures that put you face to face with your specific fears– and make it so you slay those scaries.
Manage anxiety, panic, and uncertainty during some of your most avoided exposures.
Build resilience against setbacks, and pack up recovery perfection for good.
When you deepen into the most advanced level of your recovery journey, you will:
View obstacles as growth instead of massive ‘can’t f*cking do this’ brick walls.
Actively approach your fears instead of avoiding them (talk about taking the wheel in your damn life).
Develop your bulletproof relapse prevention plan to sustain your recovery.
Integrate your personal values back into your life and do what really matters now that fear got the f*ck out of your future.
Live in alignment with what you really want.
i'm ready, let's do it.
i need this
The One Way You Can Do This Wrong: Trying Too Hard To Do It (Perfectly) Right
Information can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to do everything. And you sure as hell don’t have to do everything perfectly. Perfectionism and urgency can turn caring into caring TOO much so you avoid it all. So let’s quell it.
Facing Fear Head-On: A Deep Dive into the Power of Exposures
Exposure. Experimenting. Leaving the comfort zone. You want recovery. You want a normal life. So which exposures should YOU choose based on your values and create the last step of your recovery plan.
Good Exposures and Not So Good Exposures
It works and it’s sensible. The 2 things that need to be present to strategically ensure your exposure therapy is productive, safe, and effective AF. We’ll talk about good exposures and not so good ones.
Getting To The Root: Exposures to Core Fears
Core fears. The ones that shake you down to your bones. How will you ever come out ahead against them? And how can you incorporate them into your exposure work without sh*tting your pants with panic? While still resisting rituals, of course.
Imaginal vs. In Vivo—Conquering Fears in the Mind and the World
What’s in your mind? And what’s real life? We keep going with exposures here, giving you examples of the 2 with clear distinctions– adding to your ability to discern which exposures you should pick.
What To Do Before, During, and After an Exposure (and What Not To Do)
Basics? You have them down. Big feelings during an exposure? F*cckkkkkk. Let’s get ahead of it, equipping you with what to expect, experiences you may have, and what the heck you should do during each part of the exposure process.
Managing Anxiety and Uncomfortable Emotions During Exposures
This is hard. And your brain is going to repeat that thought again and again to you. But this is where we talk about difficult feelings. This is where we reality check. This is where I pull you right back when you try to ‘dip out.’ With love, of course.
Hierarchy Development: Building Fear Ladders (But Not Yours..Yet)
What's the exposure hierarchy? What makes one successful? We’ll create a sh*t-ton for imagined people, starting ‘off theme’ so you can be a pro at knowing how these things work before we tackle your own.
Hierarchy Mastermind: Building Your Personal Exposure Plan
The moment. It’s here. Sit down and work on this sucker with me, creating a strategic hierarchy that systematically gets you to the result you're looking for. Ya know, the come at me life, I’m living it like a normal f*cking person feeling.
Leveling Up: When To Move Onto Harder Exposures
See your progress. Measure it. See if you need to keep working on something and feel good that you’re ready to move TF on.
Surprise! Handling Unexpected Triggers
Woah. Woaahhhh. F*ck. You were not ready for this one. See unexpected as an opportunity for growth (I know, vom) and see how to use them to develop your armor against relapse.
Embracing the Dynamic Duo—Purposeful and Situational Exposures
What’s the difference between a purposeful and situational exposure? Examples. Yep, got ‘em. You need both in your journey, so here’s how to add them in.
Non-Engagement Responses to Help You Let Go and Move On: with Special Guest, Dr. Lisa Levine
Non-engagement. The BIGGEST needle-mover when it comes to turning that f*cking table on OCD. Examples. Strategies. Everything you need to master it. In here.
Tracking Progress and Handling Setbacks Like A Pro
Perfectionism? Who’s she? You’re now going to track your progress without needing to feel like a damn 100%-er all of the time. You’ll learn how to get through hiccups like the badass you are.
To Flood or Not to Flood?
Should you do it? Rip that f*cking Band-aid off? We’ll define flooding and give examples + research so you know whether or not it’s right for your recovery.
Is It Distraction? Or Is It Just Moving On With Your Life?
Let’s expose those sneaky rituals through good and bad distractions. By learning how to tell which is which, you remain in control.
Seeking Information or Seeking Reassurance? How to Tell and What To Do
When you ask questions, you're not always seeking reassurance. Sometimes, you're just seeking information. So how the heck can you tell the difference?! We need to resist these curious rituals at all costs. Trust me.
Building Momentum with Motivation and Willingness
Let’s bust the motivation myths because these concepts are involved when it comes to your recovery– but they’re not the make-or-break when it comes to change. Still, we’ll learn how you can foster them to make recover easier.
Building Resilience for Tolerating Uncertainty
Sitting with and learning to tolerate uncertainty is legit the last thing you want to do– I get it. But you don't get a choice. So let's figure it out together. This is SO relevant to OCD and surrendering to it will make this process a hell of a lot easier.
Progress Checkpoint: Evaluating Advancements and Celebrating Wins
Goal discussing time. I see you. Trying to minimize your accomplishments and feed those pesky self-deprecating thoughts. Be mindful of how far you’ve come. You deserve it.
Redefining Goals and Embracing Adaptability
More SMART goals. Refreshing what you have. Continue adapting and adjusting as you move forward. Flexibility and forward movement are key.
Falling Forward: Embracing Lessons from Lapses and Relapses
These lapses are bound to happen, but they don't have to be as bad as you think. In fact, you can learn from them. Let’s explore the difference between a lapse and a relapse so you can stop a temporary hiccup in its tracks.
Building the Armor: Formulating an Effective Relapse Prevention Plan
So much of OCD/anxiety recovery work is being a step ahead of the game. Kind of like chess. I don't know much about chess, BUT I do know that it's helpful to think one step ahead of your competitor– so that's exactly what we're going to do here.
Taming the Whack-a-Mole: Techniques for Managing OCD's Ever-Shifting Targets
OCD/anxiety is often known as playing the game of ‘Whack-A-Mole’ where you’re always trying to quell it. Sometimes, this can happen multiple times a year, multiple times a month, or even multiple times a day. The target isn’t all of these moles, so which one do you whack?
Anxious About Not Being Anxious: The Backdoor Spike
You feel like anxious. But f*ck, what’s that coming through the backdoor? A spike of anxiety. It makes you even more anxious. Are you going BACK into the vortex? Here’s how to handle this like a total boss.
Equipping Loved Ones to Aid Your Recovery
OCD/anxiety doesn't just impact you. It affects the entire family, your friends, and your loved ones. This lesson is all about how to get them to be supportive in your journey with examples, definitions, and scripts.
Making Decisions Aligned with Your Values
Values are an important part of your recovery. You're used to saying "yes" to anxiety and fear, but now you're going to let your values in. But how will you know who they are, now that they’re not masked with anxiety.
Maximizing the Magic: Getting the Most out of Exposure and Response Prevention
ERP is life-changing. By this point, you will see and feel this. But I want you to keep upleveling your response prevention and make this a lifestyle.
Crafting a Fulfilling Post-Recovery Lifestyle
This isn't an in-and-out kind of gig. ERP is for life. And while that might sound daunting, it doesn't have to be. I brought my good friend and fellow OCD specialist, Caryn Gill, on for this lesson so she could talk to you about all things recovery and relapse prevention.
Elevating Well-Being with Behavioral Activation
Supercharge that recovery with wellness. Behavioral Activation is evidence-based for depression but anyone can benefit from it– especially when you’re improving hierarchy and exposure.
Defying OCD with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Strategies
A deeper dive into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to bolster your ERP work. You can start using these new skills immediately.
Introduction to Inference Based CBT (ICBT) for OCD and Anxiety
Inference Based CBT (ICBT) is a hot topic in our field these days, and I wanted to give you the most cutting-edge info and applications for this powerful method of rewiring your brain.
Unleash Your Inner Champion with Self-Compassion
Love yourself. Haha. I know. Cliche beyond belief. But self-compassion will unlock an entirely new way of viewing perfectionism and your recovery journey. It’ll also prevent relapses.
Mastering Mindfulness for OCD and Anxiety
Right here. Right now. Mindfulness is a powerful practice for everyone, but especially those with OCD/anxiety. Learn how to harness it in your journey.
Cultivating Self-Encouragement Without It Becoming Self-Reassurance
Needing validation and reassurance is not the vibe when it comes to your recovery journey. But encouraging yourself? A million thumbs up. Be your own therapist and your own cheerleader through every step of your recovery.
Meet The Moment: A Mindfulness Exercise
Let the Moment Close: A Mindfulness Exercise
Settling into Stillness: A Mindfulness Exercise
This series of meditations guides you through staying present, stillness, and moving from moment to moment– providing a great practice to your overall recovery journey.
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Expose yourself to fear.
Slay it. For good.
I’ve been struggling with that damn ‘fear voice’ of OCD/anxiety since I was a kid. And since 2008, I’ve specialized in treating it. Working at ALL levels of care, including in residential at both Rogers Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins– I’ve seen it all. 8 years of the most debilitating cases of OCD and anxiety in the world.
Comorbities. Unconventional presentations. Your taboo thoughts and presentations won’t even ‘wow’ me, let alone scare me. I’ve truly seen it all. Try and surprise me. You’ll win a prize if you can.
I’ve always wanted to treat OCD. Something that I feel traditional therapy has all wrong. OCD isn’t a textbook case of ‘scared of germs.’ Mental compulsions. Ruminations. Sitting with uncertainty (and struggling!). Intrusive thoughts. OCD/anxiety is so much more than stereotypes. But one thing’s for sure– once you recover, you can take your life back.
The OCD and Anxiety Recovery Blueprint is my metaphorical USB drive. All of my experience, education, and methods for you to plug into and download into your own brain. It’s time to recover for good.
Don’t want to put in the work to recover and bulletproof those new skills
Struggle to prevent rituals on a daily basis
Are at level 1 of understanding and recovering from OCD/anxiety
Someone who wants to win against OCD, not just tolerate its presence
Someone who wants MORE. Like a life-altering, I’ve never felt this in control kinda shift
Someone who has a deep understanding of ritual prevention (#prereq)
Someone who has been working on their OCD/anxiety for a good bit now
You’re the therapist. This is not a PDF and a ‘do this’ list.
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I’ll show you how I think as a therapist so you can think your way through whatever life wants to toss at you. Recovery is now part of your daily life. It’s sustainable. You’re feeling confident that you can expose yourself to anything that’s important to you and thrive right through it.
I’d even say this is the most robust education on exposures that you’ll find on the Internet.
This is your life. You deserve way more than a mental health jargon cookie-cutter sandwich.
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I have a question...
As you'll soon learn throughout these lessons, my approach to OCD, anxiety, and other anxiety related conditions is all very similar. I want you to understand the process of these conditions and difficulties, rather than focusing on the content. With that said, this material would be helpful for anyone (in or out of the US) who is experiencing anxiety, panic, intrusive thoughts, or other fears that hold them back from being able to live their life fully.
You may be able to use your HSA/FSA funds for The OCD and Anxiety Recovery Blueprint and its programs. However, this would vary from person to person and policy to policy. I do not guarantee that you would be able to use your HSA/FSA funds and also cannot write any letters of necessity on your behalf. If you want to use your HSA/FSA funds, I encourage you to discuss with your policy holders to ensure you would be able to get these funds reimbursed.
The specifics of what lessons are contained within each course are listed on the specific course pages. You can find the lesson summaries for The Foundation here. Click here for The Transformation lesson summaries. Then click here to see The Endgame lesson summaries. The OCD and Anxiety Recovery Blueprint equals The Foundation + The Transformation + The Endgame (PLUS, all the cool bonuses I mentioned above).
This course would be great for therapists and other professionals! Part of my style is teaching those with OCD and anxiety *to understand things as though they were a therapist* - so you'll see that the material will be helpful to both perspectives. At this time, I am not able to offer Continuing Education credits - but cross your fingers for one day in the future!