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Introduction:

This course provides a step-by-step guide and meditation clips to rewire the brain for greater control over debilitating OCD. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a brain-driven condition characterised by distressing, intrusive, obsessive thoughts and repetitive, compulsive physical or mental acts.

For Professionals, as Well as Sufferers…

This online course attracts both professionals and sufferers who are interested in the in-depth understanding of how the brain reacts to OCD, the regions of the brain involved and effective recovery framework.

If you require a continuing professional development (CPD) certificate for this online course, you can request via email for your CPD certificate upon completion of the online course (3 hours CPD).

 

  • The main symptoms of OCD are obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are intrusive repetitive thoughts, urges, images, or impulses that trigger anxiety and that the individual is not able to suppress. Richter PMA, Ramos RT. (2018)
  • Compulsions are repetitive behaviours or mental acts occurring in response to an obsession with the intention of reducing the distress caused by obsessions. Richter PMA, Ramos RT. (2018)In The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-5, which was published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in 2013, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder sits under its own category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Within that are the following subcategories were placed:
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Hoarding disorder
  • Trichotillomania
  • Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder
  • Substance/medication-induced obsessive-compulsive and related disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive and related disorder as a result of another medical condition
  • Other specified obsessive-compulsive and related disorder
  • Unspecified obsessive-compulsive and related disorder

A. Presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both:

Obsessions are defined by (1) and (2):

  1. Recurrent thoughts, urges, or images that are experienced, at some time during the disturbance, as unwanted, and that in most individuals cause marked distress
  2. The individual attempts to suppress such thoughts, urges, or images, with some other thought or action (i.e., by replacing with a compulsion).

Compulsions are defined by (1) and (2):

    1. Repetitive behaviors or mental acts that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession.
    2. The behaviors or mental acts aim at reducing anxiety or distress or preventing some dreaded situation; however, these behaviors or mental actions do not connect in a realistic way with what they are designed to prevent or are clearly excessive. Brock H, Hany M (2020)

This course provides the tools you need to start to bring your OCD symptoms under control and experience greater calm and confidence.

Your learning outcomes for this online course are:

  • An in-depth understanding on how OCD affects emotions, cognition and behaviours

  • The regions of the brain involved in OCD and how to calm them down

  • The key neuro-transmitters involved in obsessions and compulsions and how to rebalance them for recovery

  • Understand the links between OCD, Trauma and PTSD

  • Learn about the connections between OCD, Depression, Autism  & ADHD

  • [FULL] O.C.D. framework for recovery (step-by-step guide for taking control of obsessive and compulsive symptoms)

  • Steps and meditation exercise to shrink the inner critics that often fuel obsessive and compulsive symptoms

Other focuses on this online course:

  • How to avoid the typical mistakes made in treating OCD.

  • Demonstration: Using electro-encaphalogram (EEG) to view brain activity and stimulate neuroplasticity

TESTIMONIALS: What Previous Attendees Are Saying:

I was amazed at how much I did not know about OCD. Wale was a great host, easy to understand and answered our questions. I am grateful you are sending the video footage to look at the neuroscience slides again! Heather S., Student CBT Therapist (11/1/21)

Highly recommended. Good information, no wasted time. Good pace. Gentle voice and rhythm making it easier to follow and be drawn in. Thoroughly enjoyed the training. Kaylene S., Psychological Therapist (6/5/21)

I was impressed by the way you explained the biological elements of the condition, especially referring to the different parts of the brain as manager, receptionist and security guard; I think these are easy to understand concepts that I could use with clients without having to go into the complexities of how the brain works and using long words that would confuse or worry people.  There was a lot of content offering excellent value. Caeredwen G., Counsellor (6/5/21)

Very well presented. Very clear with plenty of information. Visuals were particularly helpful. Wale’s analogies make a challenging topic accessible. I feel I have a grasp of the basics of a complex subject and hope to be more sympathetic in future. Heather M., SEN Teacher (29/4/21)

What can I say, the more I learn from you the more I want to learn. Thanks again for such an informative webinar. I hope to be able to help my daughter now who is hindered by her OCD and has had no positive experiences with CBT. Sally B. (18/3/21)

As a newly qualified practitioner, this presentation has given me some basic knowledge around OCD that I would feel confident in sharing with my clients. It also has some powerful take home messages which are inspirational. Annette W., CYP IAPT Specialist Practitioner ASC/LD (18/3/21)

Brilliant, explained everything so clearly, it all made sense and felt I went away with something practical and useful. Sharon C. (23/2/21)

Excellent, informative and compassionate. I feel more equipped to use the knowledge, insights and resources from this training in my work with clients. Alice A., Trainee Integrative Counsellor (23/2/21)

Good course. I picked up new learning and some good techniques for enhancing my existing practice. Thanks 😊 Clare L. Psychotherapist (23/2/21)

Very interesting enjoyable, well delivered. Good spacing and method of getting us in groups to consolidate learning during sessions. Gave space to think about questions too. Well managed timing. Sarah S., Psychotherapist/Counsellor (11/1/21)

The metaphor as the brain parts being similar to a receptionist, a security guard etc was a stand out way of helping me understand the function of each part of the brain. Saoirse M., Trainee Counsellor (11/1/21)

Brilliant style of teaching. Really well explained. Unique way of helping you understand the brain and its functions. Julie C., Therapy Manager of Private Addiction Unit (11/1/21)

This course was very well balanced and interesting and gives a good understanding of the condition. Cathy L., Counsellor (11/1/21)

I found it extremely interesting and informative and look forward to utilising some of the resources provided. Josie F. (11/1/21)

The presenter was extremely knowledgeable, and I learnt some really key things that I wasn’t aware of, particularly in relation to neuroscience. Excellent course – thank you! Amanda E., Counsellor (11/1/21)

Excellent webinar, Wale is extremely knowledgeable with a brilliant way of explaining complex brain mechanisms in a user-friendly way. I feel I have gained a lot form todays webinar and have booked onto two more 

PTSD and Trauma. Thank You 😊 Carol D., Counsellor & Trainer (22/12/20)

Hugely informative and helpful structure to help support individuals with OCD. It was brilliant; thank you. Nikki R. Parent of children with OCD (23/11/20)

Always find Wale’s course very informative and helpful in understanding topics and imparting this info onto clients. Kirsty L., CBT Therapist (23/11/20)

This course was excellent, with a clear structure, and all concepts explained with relatable examples.  Having access to the recording was invaluable.  Also, the meditations are a fantastic resource, making the course an even more worthwhile investment. Would highly recommend to any mental health professional or to anyone interested in this subject. Nicola M. (27/10/20)

Love listening to Wale, he has a lot of knowledge on every subject he talks about and makes it easier to understand. The neuroscience is interesting and explained well. June C., Counsellor (23/11/20)

Absolutely brilliant, loved the webinar, it was my first and definitely won’t be my last. I really like the way Wale interacted with us, explained the information in a way I could understand but also using the correct names / terms. A lot of the information will support me to support clients in a more intellectual way as well as sharing an ease with them and the importance of self-care compassion. Ty L., Counsellor (23/11/20)

This is my second training with MindBody Breakthrough. I have attended the Trauma one too. I found both very informative, specifically the neuroscience part which is something I wasn’t taught during my training”. The use of metaphors to describe brain functions is very effective to understand something otherwise quite tricky and I personally also find it entertaining which I feel helps to consolidate the learned information. Thank you very much for the resources and for delivering such lighthearted but very informative training sessions. Valentina C., (27/10/20)

“Wale is an excellent course leader and structure and information on and off the course is hugely helpful and insightful for my professional practice. There are addition helpful recourses that come with the course including full meditation recording for easing OCD symptoms for sufferers and reducing trauma-related toxic shame that drives OCD symtoms. They also come with individual scripts for therapists to use to help their clients” Rebecca, F., Psychotherapist

“I would like to say this is my 3rd session with Wale; the amount of information in the time allocated with plenty of breaks, and without overwhelming reflects great skill at time and information management for such in-depth and complex subjects. He makes enormous subjects captivating and manageable.” Nia G.

“It was a very informative, well presented and entertaining course and a great format to get good information quickly.” Tony C., Counsellor and Psychotherapist

“I would like to say how impressed I was with the webinar. It was very well organised with good slides. Wale has a great delivery of the topic and you can clearly see how knowledgeable he is. I would definitely recommend it and will be looking at others to book on to. The information was really good and delivered in a way which was understandable. Very enjoyable webinar.” Thank you. Paula B., Therapist

“Thank you so much for an excellent course! Once again, a clear, concise and comprehensive presentation of OCD.” Julie W.

“The webinar for OCD today was fantastic. Very informative.” Monika S.

“The content and delivery of the course exceeded my expectations. I will definitely recommend this course to everyone interested in mental health.” Lisa, T., Sufferer

“This course is very informative and useful. I enjoyed learning about OCD recovery information to try and help my partner with this condition. This info needs to be taught everywhere so that people can understand OCD and how to help people with the condition.” Sam, R., Registered Nurse/Partner of Someone Who Has OCD

“A very interesting course giving both an overview of OCD and more detailed information on treatment protocols.”Elizabeth, E., hypnotherapist and Counsellor

“I learnt a good amount of information on the brain and how OCD is present in the way the brain functions” Karen, O., Coach/Therapist

“Great insight into OCD. highly recommended for people with OCD situation and those who help others with OCD. Nesheta P., Sufferer

“Excellent course, excellent tutor. Very informative and Knowledgeable. Refreshing, informative, fun and professional.” Lorraine R., Clinical Hypnotherapist

“I have had personal traumatic experiences in my life and OCD. The course was very informative. It has helped me a lot. Thank you..” —R. Silver, Sufferer

“Such an enlightening course! So well delivered.”

—T Smith, Hypnotherapist

“Very comprehensive and understandable. Really excellent course. Wale was very knowledgeable and excellent to listen to.”

—P. D’ Ama, Independent Consultant and Coach in EQ

“ A great refresher workshop for the therapeutic intervention I provide in my clinical area. A hunger to develop a deeper understanding.” S. Doyle, Community Psychiatric Nurse

“Insightful. Informative. Enjoyable and very applicable to my work. S. Collins, Doctor of Chiropractic & Master of Psychology