Take Control Over OCD
Hypnotherapy can be used to help you to deal with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) if you are ready to move on from it.
OCD can begin as a way of attempting to gain control over certain situations, events, feelings or thoughts but over time are able to take control over where you go, what you do, what you focus upon and ultimately the enjoyment in your life.
OCD occurs in one of two ways:
Obsessions are thoughts, urges, worries or doubts that occur repeatedly in the mind and are often described as feelings of anxiety. They could also bring about feelings of upset, frustration or disgust along with other emotions.
Obsessions include the following:
- Intrusive thoughts
- Intrusive images
- Worries such as things not being symmetrical or in the right order
- Fear of hurting someone or preventing hurt to someone else
- Fear of contamination or becoming unwell
These thoughts may also involve a behavioural compulsion which may appear to bring about relief. However, this relief is only temporary, and then process the repeats itself.
Compulsions are an overwhelming desire to behave in a certain way. These behaviours occur repeatedly, often to eliminate a reoccurring thought. Compulsions are often physical actions but can also be mental rituals. Both physical or mental compulsions may include numbers such as touching things for an even number of times.
These are all forms of compulsions:
- Performing rituals
- Checking behaviours
- Correcting thoughts
- Gaining reassurance
For example, checking doors are locked, checking appliances are turned off, arranging objects in a certain way or repeating a phrase over and over are all compulsions if repeated regularly.
An OCD sufferer may feel or say that they have to do it (whatever that is) and that they have no choice.
It may feel that by performing the compulsion they prevent something bad from happening. It may also lead to avoiding certain places or situations to prevent having to perform the compulsion.
How can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis for OCD works by helping the subconscious mind to understand new ways to gain control or by reteaching ways it used to behave. Breaking away from those thoughts so the subconscious understands that the current pattern of thoughts and/or behaviours are not helpful, nor necessary for safety and protection, as it currently is assuming.
If you would like to find out more about how a tailored clinical hypnotherapy programme can help you then please get in touch. I will gladly discuss your unique situation with you and arrange an initial session when you are ready. It is possible to live a life free from obsessive compulsive disorder.
You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen Michelle Obama