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OCD Awareness Workshop

"The World Health Organization list anxiety disorders, including OCD,

as the sixth largest contributor to non-fatal health loss globally".

(OCD-UK).

Many people have some idea of what OCD is, however there are still huge misconceptions about the disorder. Are you aware of Harm OCD, Scrupulosity or Pure 'O'?

 

Often people are unaware of all the themes (types) of OCD or struggle to relate to people with the disorder

leading to misunderstandings and misdiagnosis.  

What is Involved?

 

You will find many resources that tell you about OCD however this workshop is different as it is hugely interactive. OCD is very much an emotions driven disorder where people are anxious or feel that something isn't right, therefore the main aim of this workshop is to help participants to actually feel what it's like to have OCD.

 

The Workshop includes the following:

  • What is OCD and it's misconceptions.

  • Themes (types) of OCD.

  • Who suffers from OCD.

  • The causes of OCD.

  • What are intrusive thoughts, obsessions and compulsions.

  • How OCD feels.                                                                                                 (This is an interactive exercise using visualisation techniques to allow the participant to have some idea of what it  feels like to have OCD).

  • An uplifting exercise returning participants to a positive state of mind.

  • Social and economic impact of OCD.

  • OCD in the workplace.

  • Treatment options.

  • Filling the void.

  • A story of hope.

  • Questions.

 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Family and friends of people with OCD.

  • Health Professionals.

  • Therapists.

  • Mental Health First-aiders. 

  • Police Services.

  • Emergency Service Personal.

  • Teachers. 

  • HR Departments.

  • Well Being Managers.

  • Anyone that regularly works with staff, patients, clients or students.

 

The aim of the workshop is to increase awareness of the complexities of OCD and for participants to gain some insight and understanding allowing them to relate to people with the disorder.

 

Although possible treatment options are discussed in this workshop it is not designed to train attendees to diagnose or prescribe treatment plans. During the workshop it is clearly stated that the individual should always seek professional help from an experienced OCD practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.

Workshop Dates:

 

Our next workshop is on the 22nd November in Manchester.  Please book early as places are limited.