The Self-Directed Tinnitus E-Programme is available to a) offer choice and b) can be generally suitable if your TFI (Tinnitus Functional Index) score is less than 32% (TFI score between 45/250 and 80/250)
When your TFI score is more than 32%, the recommendation is to use the main CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme that includes therapist support.
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Why Is Therapist-Support Recommended?
The recommendation is based on the results that came from running the original Tinnitus E-Programme as self-directed WITHOUT THERAPIST SUPPORT, and comparing the Outcomes - including Clinical Outcomes - with results for those who had therapist support
High attrition for the self-directed course persists today as it did in the original findings in 2017/18
However, there will always be those who prefer to try to go it alone, so the Self-Directed Tinnitus E-Programme is available.
Where your tinnitus distress is below 32% in your TFI score (18-31 = small problem/mild tinnitus distress) AND you are motivated AND self-disciplined enough to stick with the practice for 6 weeks, the Self-Directed course WILL work for you, and you can bring your THI score down to under 16 (0-16 = no tinnitus distress)
The Self-Directed Tinnitus E-Programme is free to access.
Recent Feedback and Comments
The following are comments from people using the THERAPIST-SUPPORTED CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme. It is extremely rare to hear any feedback from users of the self-directed version, presumably because they drop out so quickly. Be under no illusion, following the course without support is a big ask of anyone.
Feedback for the therapist-supported course is updated in the latest reviews page of the website. Here are a few examples:
"I still feel the breathing exercises throughout the day are one of the best therapies over the last few months. I intend to carry on with these for as long as needed. They always bring a sense of calming for the nest few hours"
"During the past few months Debbie has provided an excellent understanding of how the brain works and the true meaning of tinnitus"
"Debbie has given me the tools to heal and has literally saved my life"
"I love the way you write and how hopeful I feel after reading these modules. I'm hopeful, uninterested in tinnitus, very still."
"I've been falling asleep in less than 10 minutes. I find that I've become more bored of my tinnitus. I worry for a second 'what if I hear it again?' then I think of something else (automatically not forced) and give it no more thought. It just seems like my brain is finding it harder to focus on the tinnitus sounds."
"I feel a lot less anxious about the future living with tinnitus. I found the course very easy to cope with and enjoyed it!"
"The course was helpful. I feel less anxious now I have a bit more information regarding the way tinnitus works."
"'Coursecraft' was easy to use."
Thanks to all for leaving such useful comments!
Here's What You Will Learn
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the free self-directed course?
Once you've enrolled on the free self-directed Tinnitus E-Programme, you'll have access for 12 weeks from the date of your enrollment.
I have some questions about tinnitus. Where can I find answers?
There is a FAQs section in the Tinnitus E-Programme website that may well help. Go to www.tinnituseprogram.org/faqs.html
I still have a question, how can I contact you?