95% of clients who finish the program say they would (and do) recommend it to others
I found that having a therapist to review my responses and provide additional reflection was one of the most valuable parts of the program. I think it kept me accountable and may have had a harder time finishing the program if I was working through totally independently. I also really enjoyed the way the program emphasized learning how to be aware of, and accept the feelings that lead me to pick, and reframe my thoughts/urges, rather than just try to struggle to resist the urges. 2) I would certainly recommend the program to others. My only caveat is that the program is not a magical fix/cure-all, but gives you the tools and a strong foundation to manage and reduce the behaviour, which will involve long-term effort. I found it particularly useful in combination with other activities I am using (meditation, hypnosis/relaxation).
The program has been and continues to be helpful. It gave me the means to new and deeper insight into my own life through this insidious disorder or habit or whatever one wishes to call it. I thought I knew it all and had tried everything, but I was incorrect. The program brought the shame, guilt, frustration, hopelessness from darkness into the light to be examined in the context of not being alone. I would and will reccommend it to anyone struggling with this disorder. I think it needs to be an ongoing therapy program with aftercare component.
My experience with the program has been overall very good. While there are similar self-help books, it is much more effective to have feedback from a therapist along the way, and to have a clear 8-week structure that keeps you motivated to work through the various stages. For me, this was the reason to try the online course, as books did not feel 'responsive' enough (or, maybe, I wasn't responsive enough to books). I think the structure of reading sessions and reflective exercises works well, and although I was slightly sceptical at the beginning, I have noticed that I have learned quite a lot…. Yes, I would recommend the program to others.
I hadn't wanted to look within and it's all about that and resetting the mind, body and soul to see there is another, healthy way to cope. I'm glad I completed the program when I did. It actually got me through such a tough time in my pregnancy. It's been difficult to say the least and nothing is ever easy, but it's been a gift all the way and continues on.