Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
What are obsessions and OCD?
This problem is a serious anxiety-related condition that affects as many as three in a hundred people. At Wessex Hypnotherapy Centre in Bournemouth and Poole every client is treated in a friendly, sensitive manner, and you can rest assured of the strictest confidentiality.
Most people suffering from obsessions or OCD experience repetitive, intrusive and unwelcome thoughts, images, impulses and doubts which they find hard to ignore. The sufferer will try in vain to reduce their feelings of anxiety in some form of activity for example:
- Constantly washing their hands
- Worrying about germs
- Checking door locks or cooker switches
- Wanting everything to be just perfect
- Constant negative thought patterns
- Always cleaning everything
- Counting and hoarding things
- Partaking in endless rumination
The obsessional will often find that after doing their activity they never seem to feel any better, and still do not have that peace of mind that they were searching for. So the circle of behaviour continues without any real satisfaction achieved.
What are compulsions?
Compulsions are an irresistible urge to perform a certain task or activity. The person will feel some reward for their actions, maybe even a feeling of satisfaction for a while. When the stress and tension in this persons life increases their compulsive behaviour will also increase often causing feelings of guilt for their actions. Some of their behaviour patterns may include:
- Binge drinking
- Drug addictions
- Comfort eating
- Touching objects/people
- Putting something down or picking something up
How Can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypno-analysis (Analytical Hypnotherapy) is a very effective therapy is treating OCD using cause and effect therapy. Once the bottled up emotions are released that are connected to the cause of the OCD then the symptoms then can cease to be, allowing you to be free from your past thoughts and feelings.
Another successful way to deal people’s problems is to use the changing limiting beliefs (CLB).
This is more of a training course of understanding yourself better so that you can change those old unwanted thoughts, habits and negative feelings, into becoming much more positive, focused in control and empowered. Link to Changing limiting beliefs course
If you require any more information, or have any other questions regarding obsessive compulsive disorder, please contact Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.
Confidentiality is strictly observed at all times.
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