Help for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Nearly everyone has worrying thoughts at some point in their life, but when these thoughts start to spiral out of control it can become a very big problem, and one that starts to control your everyday life. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is relatively common and does not make you abnormal in any way, shape or form. There are varying degrees of it, but if you feel it is stopping you from enjoying your life, it is definitely time to do something about it.
Obsessive thoughts could be anything from constantly worrying you have left an electrical appliance on (even though you know you have checked it) to worrying that you might hurt or attack someone (something you know you would never do), or that you’ve caused an accident (even though you know deep down that you haven’t). These thoughts go round and round in your head, causing high levels of anxiety and stress and affecting everything else that you do.
Compulsive behaviour is also very distressing; this is a way of trying to control the obsessive thoughts. For example, you worry constantly that you have left the stove on, so to try to counteract this, you may check the stove is off 25 times as a ritual. Because this behaviour is so extreme, it does nothing to relieve the obsessive thoughts in the long term.
Another compulsive behaviour is hand washing to try to stop any germs and dirt making you or your loved ones ill. The skin on your hands can become damaged and sore, and still the thoughts of becoming ill or making someone else ill will not go away. And so the cycle continues.
OCD can be controlled, and in my hypnotherapy sessions I will take you through a programme that helps you understand why you think and feel this way, getting to the root cause of the problem. We will then look at how to control, reduce and stop the obsessions and the compulsive behaviours. With the right style of thinking, changing your current thought patterns and learning relaxation techniques, you can be successful in eliminating OCD from your life, and the result is feeling free from the restraints it causes. No one should have to put up with OCD restricting and controlling their life but please know that it is something that you can get help for and something that does not have to have a hold over you forever.
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.
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