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BeWell@StepOne: Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Workshop Spotlight

We understand that people can be nervous about joining online groups and discussing mental health issues. So, we've put together a workshop spotlight to make things a little easier when you're deciding which of our workshops will be best for you. Here is a more information about our Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder workshop which starts 14th of February from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unwanted thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviours (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions can interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.

Can you tell me a bit about this workshop, who it’s aimed at and what it aims to achieve?

In this 2-hour workshop, you will:

  • Recognise the different types of obsessions and compulsions
  • Identify the causes of OCD
  • Gain a greater understanding of anxiety
  • Identify the treatment options for OCD
  • Learn a range of self-help techniques to manage OCD

Why should I take this workshop?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is not only distressing for sufferers but for their family members and friends too. Contrary to the popular view of OCD as being harmless over-cleanliness or simply checking things over and over again, people living with OCD experience a high level of anxiety – and the condition can damage their relationships, social and work lives, and physical health. The best way to help yourself and others is to understand your triggers and learn effective techniques to cope with the symptoms.

This workshop is facilitated by a trainer that has personal experience of OCD.

Key takeaway from this course: OCD is not about being tidy. Its about having no control over your negative thoughts.

What has been the experience of other people attending a BeWell@StepOne online course?

Here are some comments from our people who have previously attended our BeWell@StepOne courses:

‘’At times, the course fely more like a support group than a formal informative course, the overall visual presentation of the course was good’’

‘’I hope for more sessions in the near future’’

‘’It was an interesting course with good reminders of techniques and well presented. Thank you’’

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