Freedom From Intrusive Thoughts


Freedom from Intrusive Thoughts by Amy Johnson

In this digital course, you’ll follow four women who struggle with intrusive thoughts as they are coached in a group setting over four weeks.

Dr. Amy Johnson supports the group as they come to see themselves and their intrusive thoughts and anxious feelings in a radically new way.

Amy will also debrief each group coaching session (without the participants present), pulling out key themes and things to take note of from each session.

If you are struggling with anxiety or intrusive thoughts yourself, watching other people being coached through their experience is an incredible way to see more of yourself. I know you’ll come to see your own thoughts very differently as you follow the journey of these four amazing women.

Freedom from intrusive thoughts course lessons

In Freedom From Intrusive Thoughts,
You’ll See More About:

What all people, all thoughts, and all habits have in common. You’ll see more about why and how intrusive thoughts begin, and why they feel so uncomfortable.

The truth about intrusive thoughts (it’s very good news!) that will help you become unphased by them.

How anxiety is actually a helpful pointer back toward your innate peace of mind.

Specific issues that often come up around intrusive thoughts such as seeking reassurance, dealing with guilt, rituals, compulsions, and physical symptoms that sometimes arise around these thoughts, etc.

The simple misunderstandings that underlie all anxiety, and the truth beyond those misunderstandings.

And much, much more

Freedom From Intrusive Thoughts
Is Perfect for You If:

You’re struggling with intrusive thoughts or anxiety and you’d
love to see things in a new way.

You’re ready to take a break from talking about how this issue shows up for you. You’re ready to be a fly-on-the-wall while others share, knowing that you can learn so much from their experience.

You’ve tried several things to shift your own anxiety and intrusive thoughts and nothing has helped.

You are, or would like to be, a coach who supports others through anxiety in any form and you want to see more about how Dr. Amy works with people from the no-willpower approach.

What’s Inside Freedom From Intrusive Thoughts:

Video 1 - Introduction Video 1 – Introduction
Dr. Amy shares information about how the four participants were chosen, her philosophy around helping people find freedom from intrusive thoughts and anxiety, and her expectations for the four weeks with the group. Amy will leave you with some things to notice and listen for as you watch the coaching sessions unfold.

Video 2 - Session #1 Video 2 – Session #1
In our first session, the women introduce themselves and share their experience with intrusive thoughts and anxiety. Right away, they recognize themselves in each other and begin to realize in a deeper way that their thoughts aren’t personal. They talk about sticky, looping thoughts and hypervigilance. Amy explores how anxious feelings always show us one thing–that we are believing a lie.

Video 3 - Session #1 Discussion Video 3 – Session #1 Discussion
Amy shares her observations and comments on the first group session.

Video 4 - Session #2 Video 4 – Session #2
All of the participants are feeling less anxiety by session #2, so much so that two of them begin coaching the other two. They can see intrusive thoughts as safe and fleeting for others, but less so for themselves. Amy discusses the constant shifts in consciousness that are always happening, where nothing changes but everything feels different.

Video 5 - Session #2 Discussion Video 5 – Session #2 Discussion
Amy shares her observations and comments on the second group session.

Video 6 - Session #3 Video 6 – Session #3
By our third session, a big shift has happened for all participants, albeit bigger for some than others. They talk about how their intrusive thoughts and anxiety have gone from “gripping panic” to “irritation”. This is common and indicative of a much quieter mind.

Video 7 - Session #3 Discussion Video 7 – Session #3 Discussion
Amy shares her observations and comments on the third group session.

Video 8 - Session #4 Video 8 – Session #4
By our fourth session, it’s clear that so much has changed for all four participants. They all have much quieter minds and from this place, they share a lot of insight into thought as a universal process, rather than a personal thing that’s about them or their lives in some way. We continue our exploration from Session #3 into what we’re really afraid of.

Video 9 - Session #4 Discussion Video 9 – Session #4 Discussion
Amy shares her observations and comments on the fourth group session.

Video 10 - Four-Week Follow-up Video 10 – Four-Week Follow-up
Four weeks after our last group coaching session, we meet again for a 90-minute follow-up. The participants give updates on how the past month has gone for them since the course ended.

Video 11 - Follow-up Discussion Video 11 – Follow-up Discussion
Amy shares her observations and comments on the four-week follow-up session, as well as some closing remarks and how you can get more support.


“I was crippled with anxiety and very scared, struggling to take care of my daughter and struggling to take care of myself. It was a very difficult time in my life.

After Amy’s support, I became overwhelmed with joy, peace, love and gratitude for her helping me find my way. She instilled such a strong knowing within me that everything is always okay no matter what, and that what I think and what crosses my mind is normal.”

– Jennifer


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Dr Amy Johnson

About Amy

Amy Johnson, PhD is a psychologist, coach, author, and speaker who shares a groundbreaking new approach that helps people find true, lasting freedom from unwanted habits via insight rather than willpower.

She is author of Being Human (2013), The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit (2016), and Just a Thought: A No-Willpower Approach to End Self-Doubt and Make Peace with your Mind (2021). In 2017 she opened The Little School of Big Change, an online school that has helped hundreds of people find freedom from anxiety and habits and live a more peaceful life.

Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine.


Will this course be helpful for me even if my intrusive thoughts show up differently than they do for the women who are coached in the course?

Yes, absolutely. The coaching that happens in this course goes far beyond the specific thoughts or feelings you may experience. It points to what is behind all thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so it applies to all people and all forms of anxiety.

If you are experiencing unwanted thoughts, physical anxiety, overwhelming worry, or overthinking in any way, this course will be extremely relatable and helpful to you.

How long will I have access to these recordings? Will I get to keep these recordings so that I can revisit them?

If you’ve purchased this course, you’ll have access to these recordings for as long as you want. You can login to the site at any time and find them on the menu.

If you join Student Access +, you’ll have access to these recordings for as long as you are a member.

If I need more support with intrusive thoughts or anxiety after going through this course, what should I do next?

I highly recommend going through The Little School of Big Change. It’s an amazing course that has helped thousands of people find freedom from all forms of anxiety.

You can go through the self-study version of The Little School of Big Change at any time, and then upgrade to also be part of the guided course where you’ll be part of an interactive group and be able to get personal support from Amy. Learn more here.