Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD – is a mental health condition characterized by disruptive to the lives of those who suffer with it. An anxiety disorder, it causes intrusive or insistent thoughts which then translate into repetitive behavioural traits which can range from mild to extreme.
Common behaviours can include intrusive and recurrent thoughts, ideas or impulses and they can be worrying, repulsive, obscene or blasphemous. Compulsions are actions an individual feels compelled to perform to reduce the anxiety they feel from an obsession. They are repeated continuously and often carried out without conscious thought. Examples of compulsions include excessive washing and cleaning, counting and touching things, hoarding, incessant rechecking, repeating certain words or phrases and performing ritualistic behaviour. The cause may not be a single or specific event – it could be something as general as a perception that the environment or world isn’t safe in some way – and because the subconscious mind is our inner protector, it creates anxiety – in this case, OCD – to keep us safe.
Hypnotherapy - OCD Treatment
Cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) – A focus on the thoughts and exaggerated feelings of responsibility and then looking at healthy ways to respond to these thoughts. Hypnotherapy assists the client to identify the obsessions as thoughts processes and then work to adapt the behaviour of compulsions to bring about positive change in thinking patterns on a deeper level giving back control and reduce symptoms associated with OCD.
This experience helps the client to reflect calmly and positively and to help you to understand the belief structures that support the OCD message. We access these beliefs by using hypnosis to weaken the intensity of OCD to enable them to free themselves from the condition by finding a healthy, balanced approach allow you to live your life free from anxiety.