OCD

Hypnotherapy to cope with and resolve Obsessive Behaviours

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Understanding OCD

OCD is the act of performing a repetitive task or behaviour with the belief that this ritual will prevent harm to themselves or loved one

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A New Approach

Hypnotherapy can help to promote new reactions to situations that previously you were unable to achieve or caused you to act compulsively

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Useful Tools

Hypnotherapy and personal counselling can provide you with the tools to rediscover balanced emotions and a reduction in compulsive responses to situations

Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Hypnotherapy can help an OCD sufferer to recognise the negative cycle, work on reducing the stress and anxiety and the determine and remove the route cause of the behaviours.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a condition that drives a person to perform a repetitive task or behaviour with the belief  that by performing this ritual they will prevent harm to themselves or a loved one. A person suffering from OCD feels a responsibility to try to prevent bad things happening and perform the compulsive tasks to ensure this.

For someone without OCD it may be difficult to fully understand how such an intrusive thought can have such power over a person. So for an example think of the person you love the most, picture them in your mind. Now imagine if we tell you that without a shadow of a doubt, convince you beyond question, the door handle you just touched was touched by someone before who had just been to the toilet and not washed their hands.  So your hand is now contaminated with deadly germs and unless you remove the germs you will pass them on to your loved one who will get a disease and die.  We have convinced you that your hand is covered in deadly germs and so you may have become a little anxious, but even if you believed me, the anxiety would soon fade after you washed your hands.  For someone with OCD that sense of anxiety will remain.

A normal response to an anxiety situation for someone without OCD  is that the anxiety slowly decreases after the event or when removed from the situation but for someone suffering from OCD the anxiety remains or often increases after the event and starts the cycle of behaviours.

Hypnotherapy can help an OCD sufferer to recognise the negative cycle, work on reducing the stress and anxiety and the determine and remove the route cause of the behaviours.

I'm so pleased that you are thinking of using Hypnotherapy to help you overcome some problems in your life. To book a Free Initial Consultation to find out more please either call me on 0118 9471749 or send an email to louise@positivethinkinghypnotherapy.com and I will try to help you as soon as possible.

Louise Carter

Positive Thinking Hypnotherapist and Councellor in Reading, Berkshire

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