Dare to Believe:
Four Keys to Navigating OCD Doubt

If you have OCD, we’re guessing you’ll agree with us about the following:

  1. OCD triggers are everywhere.canstockphoto4580530
  2. OCD therapy, exposure and response prevention, or ERP, while very effective, is very hard.
  3. OCD can leave you doubting yourself, others, and even life.

As two OCD survivors, we know from first-hand experience the anguish that OCD can cause in your life.

We also know that OCD is not insurmountable. And that you can have a great life, even with OCD tagging along … if you can keep the motivation needed to face OCD’s doubts and use them to your advantage.

Join us!

learning secret weapons against OCD on the webinar!

You can participate in the webinar from the comfort of your home online using your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Join us online on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/noon PT for a 1 hour story-filled and informative webinar, Dare to Believe: Four Keys to Navigating OCD Doubt, to learn:

  • The three truths about OCD
  • An antidote to OCD’s relentless doubt
  • A brief overview of the gold-standard treatment for OCD, exposure and response prevention (ERP)
  • Strategies for making empowering “Greater Good” decisions
  • The four keys to navigating OCD doubt that will help you create and maintain the motivation needed to do ERP and turn OCD doubt to your advantage

Don’t let OCD and its relentless, nagging “what if?” questions keep you from living the life you want to live. Join us to learn how to motivate yourself to navigate OCD doubt and make your life your own.

Register today!


We know what it’s like

Both of us know from first-hand experience what it’s like to have OCD. Jeff is an author, mental health advocate, radio news anchor, and OCD survivor. In Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive DisorderJeff shares his own journey of overcoming obsessive Jeff in the studiocompulsive disorder. Jeff’s second book, When in Doubt, Make Belief: An OCD-Inspired Approach to Living with Uncertainty offers readers practical techniques for pushing through the discomfort of uncertainty.

Jeff  is a 2007 recipient of Mental Health America’s prestigious forWARDS Award, for “moving the cause of mental health forward,” and his story has been featured in The Wall Street Journal (online), Psychology Today, DETAILS Magazine, and The New York Times. He is also the founder of The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance and a National Spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and is on the IOCDF Board of Directors.

Keynote Preso 3Shala is a mental health advocate, author, counselor, and OCD survivor. After hiding her OCD from family, friends, and colleagues for more than thirty years, she broke “rule #1” and shared the story of how she finally took her life back from OCD as the keynote speaker at the 2013 IOCDF national conference. Shala is writing a book about OCD with Jon Hershfield, MFT, which will be published in 2017, and she’s also writing the book version of her story that she told during the keynote, Is Fred in the Refrigerator?

She spent more than fifteen years in sales and marketing, but after finally getting the right treatment for OCD, she went back to school and became an OCD and anxiety treatment specialist. Shala has also started and led a number of support groups for people with OCD, and she co-founded the non-profit OCD Georgia, the official Georgia affiliate of the IOCDF. She is also an Advocate for The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance.

Recent buzz

“Just the ticket for those who are contemplating ERP but are ambivalent about doing so. This webinar will coax you over the hump and enable you to do the difficult thing in order to make life better for you and those around you.”


Living with OCD is all about embracing imperfection, so we share stories of when we were successful and not so successful in dealing with our OCD.

“Made me feel less alone with my long term OCD.”

“You two are far along on your wellness path, which makes you great leaders. Those individuals that are deep in the OCD woods with their illness and those that want to remain out of their OCD woods, can gain real value from your webinar(s). Even though you speak with authority regarding the OCD topic, you speak from the street level: both natural, full of spirit and easy to listen to. I loved your personal stories about the “poo residual on the sidewalk” and the “diet coke experience”. I get the plight totally! I appreciated you poking some fun at your OCD triggering experiences. You can laugh or you can cry. You two laughing is effervescent, full of life and promise (so much different than OCD prison). Thank you for being soulful, for caring so deeply about humanity, and thank you for all for that you do.”

Webinar FAQs

Sharing our OCD stories

The first time Shala and Jeff spoke publicly together, on stage after Shala’s keynote at the International OCD Foundation conference in 2013.

What will happen after I register?
Within 24 hours of your registration, you’ll receive an email from AnyMeeting with a link you can click on at the time of the webinar (Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/noon PT). AnyMeeting will also automatically send you reminder emails that include the link to connect to the webinar.

What will I learn during the webinar?
During the webinar we’ll discuss the three truths about OCD, an antidote to OCD doubt, the gold standard treatment for OCD (ERP), strategies for making empowering “Greater Good” decisions, and four keys you can use to motivate yourself to do the hard work of ERP and win against OCD!

What is ERP?
ERP is exposure and response prevention, the evidence-based therapy for OCD.

How long is the webinar?
1 hour.

Can I use my computer to watch the webinar?
Yes! You can use your computer, a tablet or a smartphone. You’ll be able to see us, hear us, and see our slides through your device. You can also call in, but if you do, you won’t be able to see us or the slides.

How much does the webinar cost?
$20 if you register by March 16, and $30 for registrations received after March 16.

Is this webinar a replacement for therapy?
It’s not. However, it will help motivate you to do your therapy, whether you are working with a therapist or doing a self-help program on your own. 

Do I need to be in OCD therapy to attend your webinar?
No. This webinar is for anyone suffering from OCD. We will discuss how to find a therapist who knows how to treat OCD at the end of the webinar.

What if I’ve already gone through OCD therapy … would this webinar be helpful?
Yes! OCD needs long-term management, even after therapy, and the motivation tools we’ll introduce can help you strengthen your recovery from OCD. 

I have another question … how do I contact you?
You can send an email to shala (at) beyondthedoubt.com or you can send us your question through the Contact Us form.

Top three reasons to sign up today

  1. The webinar is filled with practical motivation tools you can start using immediately to turn OCD doubt to your advantage.
  2. While we take OCD very seriously, we try to take ourselves less seriously, and our webinar is filled with personal stories of how we apply the tools to keep our own “OCD doubt bullies” in check and our lives our own.
  3. Early registration ends March 16!

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to stay motivated to beat your OCD!


*Registration increases to $30 after March 16. If you are currently unable to afford this webinar, please email us at shala (at) beyondthedoubt.com.  We offer a limited number of pro bono slots in hopes of making our work available to all who are interested.

You can overcome OCD!

You can have a great life, even with OCD!