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Obsessive compulsive disorder

Successful treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in Bournemouth, Poole, Wimborne and Dorset using hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

What are obsessions and OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a serious anxiety-related condition that affects as many as three in a hundred people. You may feel as though you are on your own if you are a sufferer, but please be reassured that it is more common than you realise.

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 behaviour patterns, such as 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
  • Walking around cracks in the pavement

A person suffering from OCD wants the reassurance of their routine and believes if they carry this out, or check something a certain amount of times then they will feel better. However, sufferers often find that after doing their activity they don’t actually feel any better, simply more frustrated, 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.

People suffering from OCD can become extremely anxious and start to avoid going out, even to the point where they cannot make themselves leave the house because they are worried that they haven’t switched an electric appliance off for example. They may be scared that they will attack or hurt someone, or worried they will cause an accident.

OCD in its extreme form can be exhausting and extremely stressful, causing the sufferer many other problems alongside this, such as red raw hands from constant washing or scrubbing, tension headaches from worrying and even being unable to work if they cannot leave the house for fear of having left an appliance on.

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 person’s 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
  • Gambling
  • Drug addictions
  • Comfort eating
  • Touching objects/people
  • Counting
  • Putting something down or picking something up

What treatment is available?

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There are two ways to help to treat deep routed problems related to obsessive compulsive disorder, the first one being Hypno-analysis (analytical hypnotherapy) which is in essence cause and effect therapy and can be very effective in helping to treat OCD. Once the bottled up emotions are released then the symptoms can cease to be, allowing you to be free from your past problems.

The other way is to use Clinical Hypnotherapy combined with a Positive Thinking Styles course which can also prove a very effective therapy in treating these unwanted feelings.

For any more information about obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) or to book a free initial consultation please call Rob on 01202 245020 or 07920 885015.

Email:robert-clarke@live.com

Confidentiality is strictly observed at all times.

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