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How do I access my video courses?
You will receive a welcome email immediately after you purchase a video series. Inside the email you will find a link to create a password for your account.

All your video courses can be accessed with your login information at: https://switchresearch.thinkific.com/users/sign_in

I can not download the digital journal

Please contact us immediately at support@switchresearch.org and we will resolve your issue within 1 business day.

 

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When will my order be processed?
We processes orders between Monday and Friday. Orders will be processed within 1-2 business days from the order date and shipped the next day after the processing day.   

Please contact us if you do not receive tracking confirmation after 5 business days from the day you completed your payment.

When will my order be delivered?
For United States orders shipping will take 5-7 business days for the product to arrive. Once the order has shipped, we will email your tracking information on the next day as tracking information generally becomes available 24 hours after we have shipped the order. 

For International order shipping will take 7-14 business days for the product to arrive. Once the order has shipped, we will email your tracking information on the next day as tracking information generally becomes available 24 hours after we have shipped the order. 

***please ensure you double check your email address on your order. This is how we send you the order confirmation, tracking numbers, etc. 

Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, shipping rates apply. 

What if I need to change my address on my order?
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***please send us this information as quick as possible so we do not send your order out. 

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What is your exchange/return policy?
All answers concerning exchanges, returns and refunds can be found here on our Return and Exchanges page.

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Import taxes, duties and related customs fees may be charged once your order arrives to its final destination, which are determined by your local customs office.  

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What payment methods do you accept? 
We accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, AMEX) and PayPal payments. We do not accept personal checks, money orders, direct bank transfers, debit card payments, or cash on delivery.

What currency are your prices in?
All of our prices are in USD. 

You can change the currency in the top left hand corner of the website. 

Are there exchange rates?
All of our transactions are based in US Dollars. If your credit card is based in another currency, your order total will be calculated in accordance with the daily exchange rate of the date your card issuer processes the transaction.

I need to cancel my order - what do I do?
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In the event that you are not satisfied with your order, please send us an email immediately and we'll do our best to resolve your issue and ensure that you enjoy your experience with us.

How long does a refund take?
Processing returns may take up to 14 business days from the day we receive your return. We will email you to confirm once your return has been processed.

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USING DISCOUNT CODES

How do I apply my discount code?
Add all desired items to your cart, click the "check out" button on the bottom right of the cart to proceed to the check out page. In the discount field, enter your code and click apply. Your code will automatically be applied (only one code per person).

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I completed my order with my discount code...what now?
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Can I use more than one code?
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COMPANY INFORMATION

What are you hours of operation?
We are here to help you Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.  If you are contacting us outside of these hours please be patient a representative will reach out to you as soon as possible.

What is the best way to contact you?
Send us an email at support@switchresearch.org or send us a direct message on the Switch Research Facebook Page. Please include your full name, order number (if applicable) and any questions/concerns you may have. A representative will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Can I call you?
To serve our customer in the best way possible we conduct all our communication online via email and live chats. We have found that this is a better way to serve you. 

We always knew our journals worked.

But we wanted to prove. And now we can. From day one, Switch Research has been committed to science, data, and research; it’s what powers our journals. Experts and psychologists have backed every activity in them.

38%

Increase in Self-Acceptance

23%

Less Isolated

28%

Boost in Mindfulness

30%

Increase in Common Humanity

What the data says after 21 days

We’re proud to say we had the Self-Love Journal tested, and the results speak for themselves. One of our favorite results was the fact that after only three weeks of using the journal, participant saw significant changes!

And After 91-days

The results simply improved over time. After 91-days, the study found that users who completed the Self-Love Journal experienced…

Self-Judgement

30% Decrease

Mindfulness

42% Increase

Self-Kindness

49% Increase

Days Used

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Research Study FAQ

Who conducted the study?

Rhyann McKay, PhD Candidate at University of British Columbia & Sean Locke, PhD at Brock University.

What was the process?

66 participants were randomly assigned to either the journal group, or a waitlist control group. All were then surveyed on days 1, 21, 56, and 91.
They were measured on self-compassion, psychological wellbeing, coping, and gratitude. They were also asked open-ended questions about their perceptions of the journal.

What was the conclusion?

The report says: “The journal was effective in improving participants' self-compassion and decreasing negative ways of coping.”
So the conclusion was… It works, and it works well!

But I love Cohen’s d! Tell me the results!

Sure! If you’re here just to be curious, you should know that a small change is represented by the number .2, a medium is .5, and a large is .8.
Self-kindness: 1.59
Common humanity: 1.64
Mindfulness: 1.66
Self-acceptance: 1.03
Decrease in self-judgement: 1.53
Decrease in isolation: 1.99
Decrease in over-identification: 1.99
Decrease in self-blame: 1.32

Where do the statistics come from?

From the surveys, users responded using a set of scales. For example, they may have been given a statement such as ‘I try to be understanding and patient towards those aspects of my personality I don't like’.
They would respond with a scale where 1= Almost never, and 5= Always.
The researchers then calculated the change in these emotions using Cohen’s d , or standardized mean difference, which is one of the most common ways to measure effect size. An effect size is how large an effect is.
However, this is a very difficult calculation for most of us to understand! And it doesn’t really mean too much to the general population. So we translated the numerical results into percentages to give you a better idea.

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HAILEY K. | CLINICAL COUNSELOR