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OCD Support Group

OCD Support Group

OCD is not a quirk. It's not about being neat or organized. It's about intrusive thoughts and overwhelming anxiety. Join Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Support Group to overcome challenges and how to manage it.

Starts 23rd May, 2024

6 Zoom sessions | Every Thursday at 8 PM IST | 75 minutes

Small group, 6-8 people

Group Type: Therapy Group

Unlimited Peer Calls Included

Led by a therapist

Program Fee - INR 3500 for India-based participants | INR 6000 for participants outside India | Unlimited Peer Calls Included

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Goals of the group

Goals majorly would be learning why some of us fear social situations and others don't. Also how to deal with such situation, learning techniques and skills to tackle feared situations. Developing acceptance towards one's limitations and strenghts in socialisation and making improvement in a structured and planned manner.

Glimpse of the regime

Cluster 1: Introduction to OCD, ERP and Group Dynamics

Session 1
- Introduction of facilitator and participants
- Identify Participant Expectations and reasons for joining
- Share what to expect
- Sharing of OCD themes experienced by them, Identifying what has worked and not worked in terms to techniques, therapy and/or medication
- Group guidelines: Establish confidentiality, respect, and participation expectations.
- Icebreaker activity: Engage participants in an activity to build rapport and trust within the group.
- Education on OCD: Concept, OCD Cycle, Common obsessions and compulsions. Difference in Intrusive thoughts and mental compulsions, Identifying mental and behavioural compulsions, Introduction to ERP and common themes in OCD like Guilt, Doubt, Perfectionism, Control, Rumination, Over responsibility, Procrastination etc
- Y BLOCS Test to assess Current OCD Level
- Sharing Facilitators OCD Story and Recovery Journey
- Education on ERP
- Discuss hierarchy development: Collaboratively create individualised exposure hierarchies based on participants' identified triggers and compulsions and Making a ERP Chart for Homework for first 3 weeks
- Address common challenges and fears associated with engaging in exposure tasks and discuss strategies for managing anxiety during exposures.
- Create a Buddy System for Accountability

Cluster 2: Improving Acceptance | Going beyond Guilt

Session 2: Improving Acceptance, Reducing Rumination and Dealing with Doubt
- Share Experiences of ERP Homework: Wins and Difficulties
- Discuss Difficulties
- Planning next homework in the ERP Sheet
- Weekly rewards for the efforts of participants that they can give themselves

Discuss the common themes (3 at a time) in more detail
1. Improving Acceptance,Reducing Rumination, Dealing with Doubt
2. Share experiences of participants on the above and give homework
3. Share Resources to increase their knowledge on these two topics

Session 3: Going Beyond Guilt, Taking Over responsibility and Powering Through Procrastination
- Share Experiences of ERP Homework: Wins and Difficulties
- Discuss Difficulties
- Planning next homework in the ERP Sheet
- Weekly rewards for the efforts of participants that they can give themselves

Discuss the common themes (3 at a time) in more detail
1. Going Beyond Guilt, Taking Over responsibility and Powering Through Procrastination
2. Share experiences of participants on the above and give homework
3. Share Resources to increase their knowledge on these two topics

Cluster 3: A Life of your Choice | Relapse Prevention

Session 4: Living a life of your choice without OCD
- Share Experiences of ERP Homework: Wins and Difficulties
- Discuss Difficulties
- Planning next homework in the ERP Sheet
- Weekly rewards for the efforts of participants that they can give themselves
A session on discussing what life would be without OCD and what all they want to actually do in their life and help them take steps for the same via a homework

Session 5: Relapse Prevention and Coping Strategies
- Discuss common triggers for OCD relapse and early warning signs of symptom recurrence.
- Explore healthy coping strategies for managing stress and anxiety outside of therapy sessions, - including mindfulness, relaxation techniques, and assertiveness skills.
- Discussion of Additional Techniques to Support Recovery: Gibberish Meditation, Art Based Techniques, Increasing Serotonin naturally, Progressive muscle relaxation, Diet Changes, etc
- Develop personalised relapse prevention plans with specific coping strategies and support systems.
- Encourage participants to share their successes and challenges in implementing coping strategies since starting therapy.
- Identification of and Using Strengths in Recovery

Cluster4: Review and Closure

Session 6:
- Reflect on the progress made throughout the group therapy process.
- Celebrate achievements and milestones reached by participants.
- Review key concepts and techniques learned during the sessions.
- Provide resources for ongoing support and self-help strategies, such as books, websites, and support groups.
- Encourage participants to continue practising skills learned in therapy and to reach out for support as needed in the future.
- Offer closure and gratitude for participation in the group therapy experience.
- ERP Goal Planning for the Future
- Q and A

  • Have struggled with OCD for so many years- I’m a 37 y/o old male and it’s finally started to impact my career, so I needed to get better. You all have helped me so much by being open and vulnerable. Makes me feel like I am not crazy, and I am not alone.

    Satya

    (he/him)

  • Thank you everyone for your stories, rants and sharing your pain it has helped me in not alienating myself, and I'm sorry we have to go through this.

    Tanya

    (he/him)

  • For years I thought I was the only one feeling the way I did - I felt like a freak. Understanding the basics of OCD and why I feel what I feel was helpful and techniques shared were quite actionable.

    Aditya

    (she/her)

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Meet your Facilitator

Hoori Shah

Hoori Shah is the Founder of Happiness with Hoori. She believes in delving into the core patterns that underlie the surface problems clients face, such as self-worth issues, perfectionism, guilt, fear of the future, lack of assertiveness, emotional dependence and more. These patterns often contribute to stress in various situations. Consequently, the true work involves addressing these underlying patterns and related areas, ultimately equipping individuals with skills to navigate all kinds of situations more effectively

She has completed her Bachelors in Psychology from Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Master in Psychology from the Department of Applied Psychology at the University of Mumbai and is also NET qualified

She speaks English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati and offers session via both offline and online modes

She has worked at various esteemed institutions like Jai HInd College, Aditya Birla Integrated School, Nirmala Niketan and Shree Vile Parle Kelvani Mandal( SVKM) and her expertise includes a wide range of mental health conditions like Anxiety Disorders,Depression,OCD,Self Worth, Work Related Concerns,Sleep, Relationships, Anger, Assertiveness, Family Issues and much more

She believes in holistic healing and often combines journaling, meditation and art based exercises to help clients delve deeper in themselves

She loves the mountains, solo travelling and music and believes therapy should not just be about alleviating problems but also creating the best possible life for you

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What are SoulUp Groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am I going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has SoulUp been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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