Therapy? You’ve talked it out enough for 5 people. Programs? They only provided temporary ‘tips.’ Googling? Ha. The rabbit hole of ‘how to feel better’ is a very deep one with little return.
You’re still stuck in that OCD/anxiety cycle, wondering where that bright red exit sign is. You barely understand what’s going on in your brain some days, making you feel powerless. You want to make progress. But the intrusive thoughts, ruminations, compulsions, and rituals are stopping you from living the life you want.
And you’re sick of it. You want out of this cycle you didn’t sign up for.
When you’re in peak frustration mode, it can be easy to skip to the good part. Aka the part where you get that golden nugget that changes your behavior forever.
But that’s not how this works. The first step to full OCD/anxiety recovery is to deeply understand what the hell is going on in your mind. Figure out the real issue of your disorder. And set realistic goals that go deeper than ‘feel like a normal f*cking person.’
Because when you start your recovery journey with mindset, you can challenge the current perceptions and attitudes you have toward your OCD.
Okay, extending a hand to my brain now
is the groundwork we lay for your OCD/anxiety recovery journey. By taking you behind the curtain of your own mind, you can get an inside view of why you do what you do, what’s going on, and why certain methods work.
You become the master. You take back the power. You suddenly get the floating lightbulb moment and think ‘holy sh*t, this is so simple.’
It’s no longer praying you get a good therapist when the SOS moments hit. You’re the therapist.
And you do a damn good job of making lasting change in your own mind.
Profoundly transform the relationship you have with your OCD/anxiety (we’re DTRing that sh*t real quick)
Help you move beyond the limitations of talk therapy and actually see why SO much of therapy for OCD/anxiety falls way short
Give you a comprehensive understanding of what the hell is going on when you just can’t stop your brain or your body from doing things
Empower you to view your symptoms differently, propelling you into breaking free of the vicious vortex cycle of anxiety and compulsions.
Support you as you set realistic goals that, wait for it, you can 100% reach
Put you in control of your damn life. Agency over your day-to-day? That’s what we’re here for.
i need this
Why Talk Therapy Hasn’t Worked (And Why This Will)
Sit down. Let’s ‘figure out’ the problem. Yeah, this helps some things, but can actually make OCD/anxiety symptoms worse. Yikes. Here, we’ll explore why this is and how you can lean into an approach that’s far more effective.
Psychoeducation is Half the Battle
OCD and anxiety have a bunch of little nuances. Understand them, you’re halfway there. This module helps you comprehend what’s going on when you feel the way you do and do the things you do. There's a lot of smoke and mirrors. And you’ll see right through that sh*t.
Fear is Fear (And the Subtypes Are Bullshit)
There’s one monster. It’s fear. I don’t care what the DSM-5 says. This beast is present whether you have anxiety, OCD, or another related condition. Why is this awesome? Less intellectualizing and more bulletproof tactics to slay this damn dragon.
Resolving Cognitive Dissonance
Willpower. Mental toughness. Pretty words, but not helpful. You, my friend, are struggling with major cognitive dissonance. So let’s address it with a skill you can use every single day.
From ‘No Way’ to ‘There’s Gotta be a Way’: Eliminate These Phrases from Your Vocabulary…STAT
There’s a 2-word phrase that you’re saying and it has you in chains. We need to eradicate some vocab to set your beliefs and abilities free. Consider this video the attitude and mindset refresh you need to step back into control.
The Only Way Out is Through
There’s no road less traveled. Path B. Detour. Idc what Waze says. They can’t access your brain. You have to straighten that neck and charge right through what’s going on. Indecision in your recovery is holding you the F back. What feels like a warm hug aka ‘the easy route’ is not the way. You need to make a U-ie.
Rethinking the Word ‘Cure’
I don’t say cure. Yep, this is controversial. Let’s talk about what recovery really looks like. What can you expect? Can your life be even better after OCD and anxiety recovery? No doubt in my mind. YES.
Your Goal Can’t Be ‘Feel Better’
We all want to feel better. But that’s not a goal. It’s a dream you rub on a genie lamp. Your primary goal can set the whole tone of your recovery, so we’re going to dig into why the F word can’t be your objectives. Feelings! What did you think I was going to say?
Setting Realistic Goals and Expectations for Recovery
If you can’t talk about *feelings* then what are you striving for? Oh, I’m excited to show you. By setting quality goals, you’ll have a way better chance of achieving these goals. And there are some specific things you can do to give your recovery objectives a glow-up.
Your Brain is So Smart (That It’s Dumb)
Do you trust your brain? Well, you shouldn’t blindly trust it. Their power is a curse. Let’s see why your brain is a detriment. Without shaming the poor squishy thing. We’ll be digging into research that makes you lowkey rethink everything.
You’re More in Control Than You Think
You feel out of control. That’s OCD/anxiety for you. But it’s not the reality. You do have power and control. You can leverage this. Yes, there are mindset shifts and strategies that pluck you out of the OCD vortex, stat.
Why You Have OCD/Anxiety (And Why It Doesn’t Matter)
It’s tempting to want to know why you’ve been cursed with the brainy burden of OCD. You think about it all the time. You NEED to know. I’ll tell you why by diving into genetics, biology, and the environment. But you can bet I’m going to spend wayyyyy more time pulling you out of rabbit holes of always needing to know.
What’s What? Demystifying OCD, Anxiety, and Other Troublemakers
Fear is fear. The process is important, not the content. At the same time, it’s important you know, from a DSM lens, what’s going on. We’ll talk about each condition, their overlaps, and what each condition is and isn’t.
Exploring Common Symptoms and Presentations
You know the conditions. Now, how do they present? What are common worries and obsessions? What are common compulsions and safety behaviors? What are some special considerations? Spilling it all in this one.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) vs. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
CBT is the gold standard. Ehhhhhhh. Hits buzzer. Okay, that was extreme. It’s not wrong, but it’s not right either. We’ll explore the differences between the 2, how they relate, and evaluating CBT professionals.
The Pill Puzzle: Medications and Supplements
I’m not a doctor. This isn’t medical advice. We’ll be going through research to see which medications have a positive effect on OCD/anxiety, along with chatting about supplements and must-know knowledge on as-needed meds (think benzodiazepines).
"Jenna’s content has helped me so much to deal better with my OCD, to the point where I finally feel like I’m somewhat close to recovery."
"I'm pretty sure I learned more about myself in the first lesson than my previous 30 years."
"I feel like you've left no stone unturned when it comes to OCD. It's actually made me realize that I seem to know more than my therapist - all thanks to you, of course."
Go beyond talk therapy.
Shift your perception of OCD.
Take back control.
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.
Are traditional, meaning ‘talk therapy’ is all they think about when it comes to getting better
Want a ‘get in, get out’ program, hoping for a quick fix – because here, we do a whole lifestyle change. That’s the kinda progress we go for
Want someone to hand them a tissue and let them talk about why they ‘can’t’ change. Because I know you can, even if it’s hard. I don’t let you give up on you
And it’s not for those who:
Someone who is willing to change their perceptions and attitudes. Ego-free. You are not the victim
Someone open to a new approach and cares more about results than tradition
Someone who has tried talk therapy that *newsflash* didn’t work
Someone who is dealing with OCD/anxiety currently
Who it's for:
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The Foundation is the refreshing program that pushes past the one-dimensional stuffiness of talk therapy and ‘programs.’ We go deep into what you’re actually experiencing. We dive into things you want to know, so you comprehend them for real and not in a snoozy ‘yeah, I took notes’ way. We focus on action over past experiences. We understand the process of recovery. And we sure as hell trade out unproductive loops of education for a transformative roadmap of ‘holy sh*t, I love my life.’
You helped me see things in a way that I’ve truly never thought of before. Things clicked better. Your education and encouragement has been helping me through this strange, debilitating process. I question and doubt myself almost every day, but I keep going.”
"I was tearing up not even 5 minutes into it because of your encouragement when it came to OCD not being synonymous with a broken brain.
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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!